Monday, September 13th, 2010
On being at peace with yourself…
“I appreciate the little things in life more; to be more fully present every day.
There has been a lot of waiting in my life…waiting to adopt, waiting to finish my degree, waiting to get my license.
Now, I think that I can just live, be more present each day.
This is the moment I have.
It’s not about arriving at some destination and then I’m going to be happy.”
Whatever path my life takes me, I’ll still be okay.
This is who I am.
I’m not my body, I’m not my career, I’m not these other things.
I just am who I am.
I didn’t feel like I had to deal with cancer in a specific way. I didn’t feel like I had to be strong or be brave, or anything like that.
I was just me through the whole process.”
Jodell Powers | 34 | Arlington, Texas | wife to Brian | mother of Evelyn | clinical counselor
Diagnosis: DCIS January 2009 | Bilateral Mastectomy March 2009 |survivor