I really did not want to post anything today but the more I thought about, the more I knew what I wanted to share.
Yesterday I ran into an old friend. Her name is Sherry and I used to work with her as a fellow bank teller side by side. She is SO much fun and always has a smile on her face.
She immediately jumped on me hugging and laughing how good it was to see me. FYI I have not worked with her in about 4 years. We continued to talk but, I could not get over her new hair cut.
Sherry is middle eastern ( I can not remember exactly where for the LIFE of me right now ) and always had LONG LUSCIOUS BLACK hair. The kind you would kill for. And she was rocking a little pixie cut that looked adorable! I asked, “SHERRY! when did you do this to your hair? It looks amazing!”.
Now her response made this day something I doubt I will ever forget. She told me how she had breast cancer. She told me she has been through chemo this whole year and lost ALL of her hair. My heart sank. I honestly was at a loss for words. As she was talking I started to notice her hair thicker in some areas from growing back and her eyelashes were the same. I hugged her and did not want to let her go.
She continued to tell me she has had both of her breasts removed and is looking forward to her reconstructive surgery in February.
We talked for a while but what I walked away with is unexplainable. Life is SO unpredictable as we all already know. But to see a close friend at one time survive such a traumatic life experience was breath-taking.
We ended our conversation with her asking me to round-up all the girls that we worked with to go out dancing.
Moral of the story is how positive Sherry was. HOW HAPPY she was to be alive. Not to mention she has a 5-year-old son named Jayden who is just precious.
This post is not supposed to be depressing by any means but to share the true love of life I felt yesterday. You bet I called everyone I know telling them how much I love them. Sherry is only 28 years old and still has a rockin’ bod with now a hot little hair cut.
Life throws you shit sometimes but it’s what you make of it that builds you as a person.
Tell someone you love them today and mean it.