Exactly one year ago today, I went to the doctor because I had recently been experiencing shoulder pains and, on one occasion, a painful heart-attack sensation. I left the doctor’s office with some prescribed physical therapy exercises, as well as an order to get an x-ray, that same day, “just in case.” By the end of the day, I would find out I had a large mass in my chest, which a few weeks later we would confirm was cancer. 365 days ago, today. What a humbling, gut-wrenching, faith-testing, eye-opening, priority-altering, gratitude-filled year it has been. There’s been so many significant milestones throughout this journey, but today, somehow, feels like the biggest one yet because I made it all the way back to this fateful August day that changed everything. Not only did I make it back to this day, in general, (announcement time) I'm also now officially 100% in remission and completely out of the woods (we found out at my 6 month check up, last month-- sorry for the delayed announcement). What a joy, what a blessing, what an overwhelming privelage to be alive on August 9th, and every other day of the year. A million times thank you to each and every person that provided encouragement, support, assistance and love during the last 365 days. You are why life is worth living! ❤️ Happy new year to me!