Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Dear Body + The Big Bald Reveal

Dear Body,

Yowza, we have been through the ringer.  While I know we still have a ways to go with the chemo, I feel like on our macro level journey starting at the time of diagnosis, we are probably at our half way point. So I wanted to mark the milestone with a big ole' hearty thank you.

I never knew what you were capable of.  I have been focusing so much of the last few years of my life on the emotional and spiritual aspects of myself, that I feel like I may have neglected you.

But to have this recent bubble of time where we can solely focus together with the mind and spirit in equal partnership, has simply been a gift.  We have been poked, prodded, pumped, pricked and literally pulled - yet made it through.  And it is through the pain, awkwardness and new found connectedness that I feel like I am getting to know you for the first time.

Knowing that we have the second half of the journey waiting just around the corner, I want you to know that I will continue to treat you with the utmost respect and love. I will nourish you with the foods you crave and will fuel you for the road ahead.  But most importantly, I will continue to be open to the lessons you teach me - regardless of how difficult they may be.

Thanks to you, when I look in the mirror I see and feel a a magical blend of innocence, confidence, strength, light and beauty that I have never known before. It's either irony or the most precious gift from the universe that it took being stripped of so much (hair, boobs, etc) to discover this. Either way, I'll take it.

With love and gratitude sweet body - Thank You!!

Love ~ Paige

ps. extra thanks for a good shaped head:-)