What a day! We kicked off the day with a little surprise for our friend, Christie. Our friend Christy flew into town last night to visit me for the weekend so we decided to keep it a secret. Our timing was perfect to surprise Christie with a pre-birthday celebration so off to breakfast we went this morning. Christie was a bit surprised when she opened the door and I was not alone. I love surprises, they make me smile. After breakfast we were off to pick up my new ‘do, more fun to be had in the wig salon. Mine was a perfect fit but of course I tried on a couple new ones. I am blessed to have friends to walk each step of this journey with me as today was another milestone. God’s timing is so perfect. My hair has begun to fall out. I’m shedding worst than any 4-legged house pet. I was in good company as I had to deal with the reality in the salon so I wore my new ‘do out the door. Funniest moment to follow, was the confused look on the guy’s face at the service station when I returned to pick up my car after an oil-change.
We continued the celebration over a few of our favorites, pupusas and margaritas. Laughter and girl talk is the best medicine and the best way to celebrate. Later we were off to see “A Christmas Carol” in Imax 3-D. An experience we won’t soon forget and it had nothing to do with the movie. Let’s just say we laughed until we cried. We girls just wanna have fun, so we did.
Reflections of the day: Life continues even the midst of dealing with cancer but today my battle becomes public. As I deal with loosing my hair there is a sense of vulnerability, a sense of taking a mask off. Something that is happening on the inside is now visible on the outside.
“Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.” — Psalm 34:5