5:00 Club Reunites - 9 year Cancer-versary
I am incredibly grateful to be 9 years cancer-free. As I reflect over the past 9 years and I am filled with a deep sense of appreciation for every moment of life that I get to experience. Last month, my 5:00 club reunited for a few days in Maine. (Original 5:00 Somewhere post in archives) These lifelong companions have been a constant source of support and comfort since childhood, and our reunion was truly heartwarming. Despite not talking regularly, our bond never fades- it's like we pick up right where we left off. As we reminisced and caught up on each other's lives, it was evident how much we have all grown and changed over the years. From retirement to relocating we all have embarked on new journeys, we were all grateful for each other's health and the addition of grandchildren. (not me, yet!) I feel incredibly blessed to be part of such a wonderful group of people, and they have truly redefined the meaning of the 5 o'clock club for me.
This is one reason why support is so important. Cancer brought so much fear and uncertainty into my life, but it also gave me a newfound appreciation for the people and things that truly matter. I am grateful for the love and support of my family, friends and my 5:00 club who helped me through treatment, and for the simple things in life that bring me joy. Being cancer-free for 9 years is a reminder to cherish every day and to never take my health for granted.