May has come and gone by so fast. As much as I dread this month I also look forward to it for many reasons. It’s the month that my oldest daughter and husband were born. In fact they both share the same birthday. How cool is that? It’s also the same month my mother celebrates her birthday (she just turned 81 years young…YAY!) and the month we all celebrate mother’s day. It’s a special month indeed but it’s also an expensive month, hence the reason why I dread it…LOL!!! But it’s all good in the end. Nothing can take away the joy I feel from celebrating these special birthdays and celebrating moms day as well. It’s such an immense privilege to call my daughter, MY daughter and my husband, MY husband and to have the world’s sweetest most caring and giving mother is just icing on the cake. To put it in simpler terms, I am truly blessed! So lately I’ve noticed my old laptop appears to be on it’s last legs. Because of this I’ve been drooling over the new Macbook Pro for some time now. I woke up yesterday with my mind made up and decided to gift myself with an early birthday gift. Ya’ll my birthday isn’t until October so we’re talking a good 5 months away…lol! Anyways, got up and placed my order in the morning and later in the evening when hubby got home from work we left for the nearest Apple store to pick up my new toy. On the way over there we had an interesting conversation about work, life , school, and our dreams for our kids and for us. Somehow we got on the topic about high school proms and I shared with him the story on why I never got to go to my prom. I’ll share this in a post all by itself. It’s a story that is sure to make any person angry. It sure made my husband fume. But like good ole Rafiki from the Lion King said…”it doesn’t matta, its in da past”. I love that wise old monkey… LOL! So I bet you’re wondering what happened 9 years ago. To be honest I was oblivious of yesterday’s date until I happened to glance at the calendar on my phone yesterday on our way to the Apple store. May 31st is really just another day in my book. The only thing that sticks out in my memory on this day, that shouldn’t even be worth mentioning but I feel compelled to, is that this was the day 9 years ago that I received a call from a doctor informing me of my breast cancer diagnosis. Probably one of the darkest days of my life but I can look back now on what was a difficult journey not just for myself but for my family too, and say “it is well with my soul”. Like the bible says in Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble”. Oh how true, how true. The Lord eased my fears by speaking to me through many people I met along my journey. I won’t go into the whole story on how the summer of 2005 went for me. I’ll save that for a post I plan to share during breast cancer awareness in October. Though I was blessed with healing and a wonderful outcome, I’ll say that even if I wasn’t healed and was still battling cancer, I would still praise God because He chose me to reach women and share my story with them in the hopes that it would bring more awareness to the disease and the importance of early detection and to even open doors for the opportunity to share the gospel with them. No electronic gadget or object that brings temporary joy can compare to the joy you receive from knowing the Lord and having a personal relationship with Him. The only eternal and everlasting gift i could ever want.