I’ve survived so many things in my life from breast cancer, depression, and now a tough school year.  Yes, when I said tough means it was.  I survived the transfer to a different school, working in a different environment, changing the old routines for new ones, dealing with a different staff, adding more responsibilities, and a horrible winter.

Tomorrow (Friday) it will be the last day of school and it’s time to take a break. I will miss the smiles, the “have a nice day”, and the “was for lunch”. As for now I want to enjoy the summer and my grandkids. After all its well deserved it.

Mouth Drop

On Jan. 28th 2008 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I can’t believe it was happening to me. They were no sign and also no one in the family has died of cancer. I didn’t understand why it has to be me.

I went to the cancer center a week later and met the doctors and the staff who would take care of me during treatment. They made a profile and took a picture. Before they can treat me, I need to have the surgery to remove the lump. They arrange the appointment and soon I went into surgery. After all the check up my treatment start with eight treatments of chemo follow by radiation.

By the time my daughter got married on July 28th I was bold and weak. I still remember when my daughter shaves my head and I saw myself for the first time. I did make it to the wedding and I’m grateful to the staff of the cancer center that helps me go through all the emotions. Today I’m cancer free and grateful to be alive.

Maybe is not a jaw dropping, however I was in shock and in disbelief the entire time.

cancer pink


In exactly 100 words creatively describe one moment when your mouth dropped open, chin hit the ground, and tears rolled down your face (figuratively or not). If you prefer to develop this into a longer post, that’s fine too!

Thanks for the prompt suggestion, T. Dwella!