My cancer has given me the time and opportunity to tell the people I love what they mean to me. One of the promises I made to myself after learning about my cancer was that I will do this. I was very down the other day because I had missed an opportunity to tell some close friends how important they have been to me. When I mentioned my omission to Lee, she suggested that I make a list of the people that I want to bare my soul to and then check them off.
Yesterday I created my list. It’s fairly long and may even grow as time goes on, but I am now more focused on this all-important task.
More importantly I actually did tell one of my uncles who lives far away how much I love him and what he has meant to me. It was a very emotional conversation for me but I am so glad that I did it — one down and many more to go!