As I sit here with tears streaming down my cheeks, I have to take a moment to THANK each and every one of you for all that you've brought into my life! I never thought I'd quit smoking two years ago and even more, I never dreamed I'd meet such a warm, supportive, group of people!
When I couldn't walk to the bathroom and back without gasping for breath you all told me to "stay strong"! When I couldn't wash the dishes or empty the clothes dryer, you told me to "not give up"! You believed in ME when I didn't believe in myself. When others forgot the battle I was fighting, you all were there EVERY day cheering me on! You've held my hand through sad times and a few deaths along the way. You've shouted with me in triumph and some have even cried with me. When the doctors told me I wouldn't get back my breathing function that I'd lost, you all told me I could! "Quitting" taught me that I'm stronger than I ever dreamed I could be. You all taught me to BELIEVE in myself!
The past 4 months have been pure hell to put it mildly. Once again, you all have been there every step of the way! There were so many times I wanted to throw in the towel, but I knew I couldn't leave my daughter alone. I am so grateful for your prayers, notes, emails, phone calls, and support. Once again, I realize I can do anything with God's help and the love of my dearest friends!
I "thank you" for all that you've brought into my life. Thank you for not only believing in me, but for teaching me to believe in myself! I love you all from the bottom of my heart! (((hugs)))
Keep believing and you too will succeed!
Quit date: March 22, 2010
Nothing worth having in life is ever easy.
BELIEVE in yourself!