My partner celebrated her first birthday since her chemotherapy and battle with cancer.
It was a great long time away from our jobs on a needed vacation time for a few of those days. Her parents graciously took me along and I’m thankful for the treat. She gets what she wants for her birthday! It was her choice to take me. <3
I got to see so much new things and all through her beautiful eyes. Sonoma and Napa were so beautiful to see because it was so far from The City. The air smelled of flowers. The weather for the entire 3 days was mostly sunny with a light wind.
As we her folks were driving and taking us from here to there, we managed to get moments away from them for just ourselves: the park, a tasting room, sitting by a fountain, wandering through shops.
She’s added years to my life but also life to my years. She doesn’t look sick but she has her moments of unbearable physical pain, and a general lack of understanding from people because she “looks healthy.”
Our first conversations were about cancer as I have had a few family members and friends effected by various types of cancer and thus the dialog was as friends. I have learned so much about the rest of the world beyond my own.
Everyday with her is something I’d call unique, and yet familiar; caring, nurturing, protective.
I’d like to mention to the invisible audience that I’d been blogging a year and have found my voice. I will be moving my product guides to a different blog.