My Dad is battling cancer. It's probably the worst and last thing anyone ever wants to hear when they pick up the phone. As I'm sure you can imagine, it is absolutely tearing me up inside. He starts chemo this week and will be undergoing therapy for the next few months. I am scared, sad, anxious and praying- constantly. Even thru my work, I am unable to change anything about his journey at this time. So, I have chosen to accept what is, support him unconditionally and tell him how much I love him- every single day. I believe he will beat this and that all will be okay, but it's going to be a long road...
So, while in a session this week, one of my clients caught me off guard. We were just about wrapping up and she goes, "I have a random question...who helps you with your problems? I know that majority of your days are spent helping so many people with all different issues, this is like therapy- right? But I'm sure you deal with a lot too. So who is there for you when you need it?"
I literally laughed, but the thought stopped me in my tracks. The truth is, I haven't been very open about what is going on because I am so immersed in what I do. It's been my saving grace. I absolutely love my purpose and wouldn't change it for the world. Believe it or not, those that I am working with end up helping me just as much, if not more. I guess I didn't realize it fully until that moment. It's kind of an incredible exchange of love if you think about it.
But. Just as we all do, I deal with my own personal and life struggles- as I am now in this very moment. There will be dark, cold times but those that grab your hand and guide you to the littlest bit of warmth matter the most. I am lucky enough to say I have plenty of people who do that for me.
With that being said, I am grateful to have you in my life- from my family, to friends, clients and everything in between; you are my light.
This week is dedicated to all of you, especially my Dad.
In Community & Strength,