That Thorn in My Smile

Inspire a Fire, May 1, 2012


It’s been over ten years. That’s a circled-on-the-calendar date for those diagnosed with cancer. A true reason to celebrate. In anniversary terms, if five years is Silver, ten years is Golden.

I never invited the word ‘Cancer’ to join my vocabulary. I first recognized it as the enemy as a child, long before I was ready. Strong and powerful, shrewd and deceitful, it took too many of my loved ones, just as I was getting to know them. I hated it.


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