“As the legend goes, when the Phoenix resurrects from the flames, she is even more beautiful than before”–Danielle LaPorte
In 2017…I lost my house to a fire, my health to Crohn’s disease (and subsequently my colon to a colectomy, my hair to Stelara, and my mind to Prednisone), and last–but certainly not least–I lost my husband to a SCA (sudden cardiac arrest).
Luckily, I got them all back.
My house has been repaired, my health recovered, and my husband resurrected.
And I lived through it all, with as much grace and courage and dignity as I could muster.
I have scars, both inside and out.
But I feel so proud of myself.
So at peace with myself.
Strong. Confident. Determined.
I have walked through the flames.
I will rise from these ashes.
More beautiful than before–not in vain–but rather, a beauty of essence. Of spirit. Of soul.
In 2018, I will emerge, radiant.