Last weekend SW and I hosted a party. Our house was filled with friends, family, tasty food, and wonderful conversation. A lovely combination.
It was a Thank You party for all the special people in our life who have helped us in some sort of a way with this cancer thing. The list of gifts we have received over the last two years is a mile long. A party seemed like the best way, and favorite way, for us to say Thanks, Amazing People!
I spent a large portion of the party sitting down. Fortunately, I was surrounded by my dearest girlfriends who were staying on top of things by refilling platters of food or putting flowers in water. This was exactly what I needed to survive into the night. We had a keg of Laurelwood Red, I really wanted to be able to enjoy a pint, sitting next to the toasty fire at dark.
The reason for the party was to say Thank You. What came out of it was so much more for me. Friends from all areas of my life were able to see me feeling well. I was smiling, laughing, and even talking smack during driveway bean-bag bocce ball. Oddly, it was exactly what I would want at my Celebration of Life. The best part…I was able to participate!
A dear friend said to me days after the gathering, “It was Celebration of Life at the right time.” Exactly my thoughts.