So, usually I don't use this blog as a kleenex to sob on but I figured that I would answer one of the questions people commonly ask me about my health situation...."How do you deal with this and stay positive?"
I figured I would put a list together of things that "get me through the day".
My family's unconditional love
The little corners of craziness each of my friends let me invade
Team Enji, Cori, Mo....Fuck yeah! (sorry for the swearing, it's a quote)
The kids and people I work with at Region 4...yes, even the ones that drive me nuts :)
Frenchie's attitude and success thus far in her own battle
Andrew Moritz's amazing attitude towards his own war
Tommie (my cat)
Watching the Dawgs...even if this year has almost been unbearable. Thank God for men's team
Duncan, Jill and Elise
Music from Adele, Coldplay, Alicia
My sisters from momma June and the ones from my step momma Coach G
Those are all things that I hold close to my heart. On the REALLY tough days, when things seem a little hopeless, there is a poem that I read that brings me out of the darkness. It was given to me by another Melissa. She has helped me more than she will even know just by passing this along. Thanks MO!!!!
OUT OF THE NIGHT THAT COVER ME.
BLACK AS THE PIT FROM POLE TO POLE
I THANK WHATEVER GODS MY BE
FOR MY UNCONQUERABLE SOUL.
IN THE FELL CLUTCH OF CIRCUMSTANCE
I HAVE NOT WINCED NOR CRIED ALOUD.
UNDER THE BLUDGEONINGS OF CHANCE
MY HEAD IS BLOODY, BUT UNBOWED.
BEYOND THIS PLACE OF WRATH AND TEARS
LOOMS BUT THE HORROR OF THE SHADE,
AND YET THE MENACE OF THE YEARS
FINDS AND SHALL FIND ME UNAFRAID.
IT MATTERS NOT HOW STRAIT THE GATE.
HOW CHARGED WITH PUNISHMENTS THE SCROLL
I AM THE MASTER OF MY FATE:
I AM THE CAPTAIN OF MY SOUL.
-WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY