April is daffodil month. This is a month that the Canadian Cancer Society brings awareness and raises money for all of those who have lost their battle to cancer, those fighting their battle, and those that have won their battle. Each month I hear of more people diagnosed with cancer and it is a constant reminder just how fragile life is for all of us.
For me April is filled with many different emotions. I love April because it is spring and all of the trees and flowers are in bloom; the sign of new life and a new season. We live in such a beautiful city so I love seeing all the spring colours. It is also the month that we celebrate Easter, which has such a special meaning to me, celebrating the resurrection of Christ. I am so thankful for my faith.
It is also a month that holds a lot of anxiety for me as it is a reminder of two years in a row having major surgery to remove more cancer from my body. Thankfully, I had excellent surgeons that were able to remove all the cancer and I am still alive today because of it! At the end of this month, it will be two years since my last cancer surgery and I hope and pray there will be many more years of a cancer free life for me. However, I have learnt that I cannot think ahead I can only think of today. Each day is a gift and we only have this day to be thankful for and live it to the fullest.
Everywhere you go you will see those daffodil boxes this month. It would be great if you would donate and wear the pin. You have no idea what that means to those of us that have battled cancer to see so many people you pass by wearing those daffodil pins. It means they have known someone who has had cancer or have suffered from it as well themselves. Regardless of anyone's reason for supporting the Canadian Cancer Society and wearing a daffodil, we just want you to know that we appreciate it and it warms my heart with every person I see wearing one.
Thank you for your love, support and prayers.