Caution: This post is very long and contains lots of picturesâ€¦ think a yearâ€™s worth â€“ Iâ€™m sorry?
2009 was a little like that for me too. I started the year out with a very simple resolution and a decision to be happy and true to myself.
This year, I laughed more, loved more, and appreciated the people in my life more and I loved my life.
I worried less about the things I couldnâ€™t control and whenever I was given the choice, I chose happiness.
I celebrated the positive and learned to appreciate the not so positive, in all it was a good year.
Now, the year in pictures:
December just rolled into January for us as my mom continued her treatment for breast cancer.
A slight glitch, the chemo drugs made her anaemic so she had a blood transfusion.
To the hero who gave blood on Christmas Eve 2007, it went to my mom – thank you!
February was a blur as the ‘cancer drama’ continued, my mom started Neupogen injections to help boost her white blood cells.
The drug costs a ridiculous $1971.63 for each round, she had four prescriptions over four months. Wow!
Some mornings I just sat at my desk at home instead of hurrying to work. I walked a lot.
I loved March! It was spring, magical and beautiful.
Flowers bloomed, birds chirped, I went on longer walks and love was in the air.
May was exquisitely beautiful!
June was the mastectomy, it feels like years ago yet I remember it like it was yesterday.
July was a month with very tiring weekends.
There were lots of walks photographing nature and wildlife.
Paul for a replacement iPhone (Yes, thatâ€™s worth noting).
The days got longer and my momâ€™s hair started growing back.
August snuck up on us, it was more beautiful sunny long days of festivals.
October is such a odd month; the leaves turned, it got colder and I found myself being daring in theâ€¦ kitchen
With her treatments behind her, mom wore her pink t-shirt proudly as we walked the 5km in the Run for the Cure.
November was more food, spent more time at home reading.
In December Santa came, had a few outings.
Oh, and I spend the a chunk of time on the last day putting this post together â€“ so I hope you enjoyed it.
Hereâ€™s to 2010! Here’s to joy and happiness. L’Chaim!