This morning I was on Facebook checking my page to see what was happening with everyone. My niece mentioned a radio-thon a local radio station was holding for the Relay for Life. She asked people to listen today and to support, if possible. She then added a comment that she was going to be on air around 5 p.m..
My niece is a cancer survivor. She is incredible and she inspires me. Today, as I listened to this articulate young woman, I cried. She has not had an easy life. She has met with one set back after another. I have written about her a couple of times. My last post about her can be found here.
This afternoon I listened as she calmly talked on air. She had been a guest two years ago for this radio station’s radio-thon, and the interviewer was getting caught up on what she has accomplished since then. I think he was pretty impressed. She has graduated college, and is rewriting her book. She is also on her way to a career as a motivational speaker.
I sit and marvel at the goodness of our Lord. He has given her the health to be all she is. What is more, she has actually taken the opportunity to do all she can. She is my example to live life to the fullest. To attempt to see our dreams fulfilled. Too often we shy away from doing what we really want to do. We make excuses why we cannot move forward. I am guilty of this. When I start to think about doing something, my thoughts turn to my niece. She is my energizer bunny on steroids. Nothing stops her. Yes, today, I am filled with pride. I am so thankful, too, that she is here, a survivor in so many ways. Just wanted you to know that. DAF