Eleven years ago today, I was told I had "terminal" cancer. Those are the words you're never really prepared to hear.
Every year on this day, I celebrate life. And remember the words of Alistair Begg . . .
"As I am humbled by my difficulties, so I am strengthened by God's' grace".
So today . . . I thought I'd share a little of my journey with you to celebrate this day.
I am often asked why I named my business "Miracle Meadows".
Well . . . Shortly after being diagnosed . . . I found myself experiencing all the emotions that most cancer patients feel . . . the denial, the hate, the pity and the depression.
After a few months of trying to absorb my new life . . . the holiday's were upon us. With Christmas just a few days away. I remember sitting by the fire, wrapped in a blanket, trying to keep warm thinking . . .
How could this be? Why me? I saw the scared look in my children's eyes as they watched me melting away to just skin and bones. And I thought . . . where was this life . . . to take me now?
I believe sitting by the fire that day praying to God for an answer . . . he gave me a "Christmas Miracle". He gave me the strength to accept and embrace the fact that I had cancer. He took away my hate for the world. He made me realize "self-pity" is a wasted emotion and in doing that . . . He gave me the strength to release my depression. It was now time to put my faith to work.
So after the holidays . . . I got on my computer and spent the next 4 years doing nothing but researching cancer, illness and the "mechanics" of the human body until I figure this mess out.
I'm a firm believe as Pema Chodron once said . . . "Nothing ever goes away, until it teaches us what we need to know"!
And where did I get my inspiration for this mission????
Well . . . every day I'd sit in a lawn chair under a big old oak tree in our backyard . . . looking out over our 30 acres of green meadows . . . watching my horses graze.
That was the most peaceful, tranquil inspiration I could have ever asked for.
And through this . . . a miracle was born. I had figured out how the mechanics of the human body really works and therefore figured out how to fix it.
It was all about going back to basics and correcting my body's "Internal Dialogue".
It was about eliminating the root cause of my illness and adding back into my body the amino acid, enzymes and cultures my body was lacking in order to heal
It was about the word . . . LOVE!
L - was for the "Lymphatic" system and getting it flowing again
O - was for "Oxygen" rich foods
V - for "Very" small microorganisms
E - for "Elimination" protocol
This was my formula to conquering my illness and winning my battle.
Sitting under my favorite tree, watching my beautiful horses grazing in the meadow and my undying faith . . . was my life changing miracle. Thus "Miracle Meadows" was born.
We all have a mission in life, whether we know it or not . . . and I believe my reason for getting cancer and healing . . . was to share this life changing information with you.
So every year on this day, I celebrate the "miracle of life". And remember that the past makes us who we are . . . so embrace it and rejoice!
So today I'll leave you with one of my favorite quotes . . .
I will forever remain "humble" because I know I "could have" less.
I will always be "grateful" because I know I "have had" less.
As always . . . with love.