Thankfulness for Sunrises and Sunsets
In order to come up with these thankfulness posts, I wait for something to hit me during the day.
Today it was the sunset I saw. And of course, I was with one of my kids.
I was reminded of all the mornings I would be driving super early from my house to get the kids to school so I could get to work. I usually had to go somewhere near Sommerset, which has a perfect view of the mountains and Reno skyline. And while I was with them I always marveled out loud to the kids how beautiful the sunrise was and how blessed we are to get to see it. Sometimes they would moan, but most of the time they would agree.
During those times I almost always felt thankful that I lived through cancer and my chemo and how wonderful things got for me after I had recovered. It just made me feel joy to see those sunrises.
And tonight, I saw the sunset. I said to Thomas: “Wow! Isn’t that so amazing?” He agreed with the same kind of awe.
I had to hold back tears. Even though I know in my heart that I will be okay and will make it through this chemo bullshit, I had the thought that I hope every time my kids see the sunrise and sunset that they will forever think of me. They will be reminded how tough I was, how real I was, and how I want them to be thankful for the beautiful things life can bring us… and to make the most of everything they are given.