Thursday, September 12, 2013

Admiration graduation; part two

Most of you know that I've started a new Facebook page for this blog and the neat thing is that I've had a couple of "Melahomies" that I've been following comment on my page and it gives me butterflies.  Lots-o-b-flies.

It's still hard to talk/write about things, but at this point I feel like I've already opened up so much that some of you know me pretty well.  Most of you are my family, some are my friends, others are people that I have never had a chance to shake a hand with - though I hope one day we will get the chance to hug and share a laugh.

I can't help but smile when I see that people have read this very blog in Russia, Germany, Australia, Thailand and several other countries. It's overwhelming, extremely humbling and somewhat worrying (only 'worrying' because I know that Melanoma was the key part of the internet investigation).  I know it all started with a search engine, but I hope it ended with my words.

I started this blog to keep my family and friends aware of my inner thoughts and feelings and also hoped that I might reach an outer circle.  I never imagined that it would reach a larger circle, even though that was a hope.  I am so very happy that the circle is getting larger, as is our voice, and I am so extremely proud to be a part of the roar that we have.


  1. Super glad to be a part of your circle. So glad I found your blog- we are all in this together. I have a former student whose fiancé had brain cancer- he is good now- but at the beginning, she had a tattoo put on her foot that says "your fight is my fight".
    Not just the cancer fight, but the daily fights and everyday struggles as well.
    Hindsight is so clear; we often say things to try to make others feel better but it's not the thing they need to hear or want to hear right then. I know you are going through a lot right now, but so glad you have this outlet of writing. Know that we are thinking of you and hoping that all will work out just the way it's supposed to. :)

    1. Thanks, Mama Steg. I sure hope it will work out, it's been a tough road. I'm glad you're there :)