2008

What I Let Go Of In 2008
  1. My hair.
  2. Most of my comfort zones.
  3. Getting up early every morning.
  4. A clean house.
  5. Pants that fit right.
  6. The ABC-Along, after the letter J.
  7. Sleeping curled up on my stomach.
  8. A ten-hour work day.
  9. Reading books that require an attention span.
  10. Doing almost anything that requires an attention span.
  11. Spontaneity and some of my independence.
  12. Living beyond this moment.
What I Found In 2008
  1. Endometrial cancer.
  2. Open eyes and heart.
  3. The benefits of patience.
  4. Dr. Michael Pearl.
  5. The blessings and kindness of an army of knitters.
  6. That there is always good news somewhere.
  7. Compazine.
  8. Love and care from my friends.
  9. Chocolate milk.
  10. New ways to trust.
  11. Precious times with my sisters and nieces.
  12. Acceptance of most everything that has come my way.

Thank you all for making this strange, powerful journey with me. You’re wise and wonderful, every single one of you.

May 2009 be filled with hope and health for all of us!

36 thoughts on “2008

  1. O Jane, i hope that 2008 is well behind you and 2009 brings peace and comfort and lots of fiber,and perhaps even the time to read and focus on a few bookslove stella

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  2. dear one – I am glad to note that chocolate is still on the list of ok things!! A beautiful post, so well written. I am grateful that there won’t be much more of this for you now.May 2009 bring you all things good and wonderful. Many many cyber ((hugs))

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  3. 12 lost, 12 found. My FIL tells me that every day he opens his eyes is a good one and I like that philosophy. I hope to spend many good days with you in the future! Your email was so touching, I only wish I was closer in distance so I could’ve helped you more.

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  4. In everyone I know who has suffered through it, cancer has been an unthinkably cruel gift.Jane, your honesty and beauty of spirit totally blow me away – as always.Much love and wishes for all good things in 2009.

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  5. oh. i’m so sorry that u have cancer, i hope everything turns out right for you… if u can refer people to me gothchick947-jessie.blogspot.com

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  6. This post tugged at my heart strings, because my mother had cancer a few years ago, and I couldn’t be with her, because I was at the end of pregnancy and couldn’t travel. But she is a knitter, too. She taught me how to knit, and I LOVE it! I love your socks. Maybe I’ll try that next. So far I have only done blankets. I hope news is great for you this year. My mom is going on 8 years of being cancer free.

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