When the cancer journey began, back in August, I posted about the C-word. Amazing friends of ours “bombed” us with love and took the c-words from my post that I wanted to imagine instead of cancer when I thought of Ava and propped them up on sticks coming out of the basket of gifts. I placed the words in a vase with bamboo that still sits on the kitchen windowsill.
Everyday I would see these words looking back at me and I’d repeat them in my mind, even when I was not feeling them. Especially when I was not feeling them. Every morning when I’d wake up and go into the kitchen to get the day going, there they would be. Every night when I found myself glancing out the kitchen window, there they were. Words that I wanted to write into a reality instead of the one we were confined to at the beginning.
I believe that words are powerful. What we say reflects how we think and what we think becomes who we are on so many levels. Choose carefully. I know I’ve regretted some things I’ve said-we all have. The beautiful thing is, we have a multitude of opportunities to revise and redeem our words.