Since June of last year, my life has been a revolving door of doctor visits, tests, and surgeries. Being diagnosed with breast cancer in the middle of a pandemic was not on my list of ‘fun things to do in 2020.’ But, I found myself enduring more than I ever thought possible and traveling down that ‘what if’ road.
Even now, looking back, it is hard to fathom it all; it is a surreal nightmare. Now that I am currently cancer free, I look at the world with crystal clear eyes. I am blessed as this whole situation could have had a much different outcome. There is nothing more sobering than facing your own mortality.
We all know we are going to die, but in our day to day lives we manage to put it aside. That is, until a major life event shifts our perspective and we begin a scramble for time, more time, I need more time. God has seen fit to give me more of my humble beautiful life, and I am grateful.
cold winter morning
walking through fallen dead leaves-
crisp new beginning
©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg
dVerse Poets Pub: Haibun Monday– Lillian is hosting today and we are writing Haibun about new beginnings. Come join us! Pub opens at 3PM EST.
Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page