Once or twice a year, I write a blog post that has nothing to do with celiac or gluten. It happens when I want to call out something, or in this case someone, special.
Today is a double anniversary. First, it is Mrs. Dude and mine 22nd wedding anniversary. We barely survived the first year, both physically (Northridge Earthquake) and emotionally. But we stuck it out and our marriage has gotten stronger every single year. To paraphrase a famous line…”I’m the luckiest man on the face of the earth.”
Today is also the first anniversary of Mrs. Dude’s double mastectomy. She had one hell of a summer last year and today is a time for some serious reflection. Reflection on what happened. Reflection on what could have happened. And reflection on how she survived the cancer battle and kicked it’s booty.
I’m simply going to share two previous blog posts with you today that touched on our summer last year and one anniversary poem I wrote for Mrs. Dude a few years back. If you are having a cocktail tonight, please give a special toast to Mrs. Dude. Or give two toasts…one for each breast. ;)
Blog Post 1: I’ll Be Right Back…
This is when we first got the news that Mrs. Dude had breast cancer. It’s funny looking back on it now not knowing what laid ahead of us at that time. Little did we know.
Blog Post 2: My Name is Mrs. Dude and This is My Breast Cancer Journey (So Far…)
Mrs. Dude shares her story. It’s a powerful one.
Blog Post 3: Happy Anniversary Honey. Now Let’s Go Kick Cancer’s Ass!
I wrote an anniversary poem to my honey and shared it here.
And I want to give a shout out to all of you. Your support through our journey last year made a huge impact on Mrs. Dude and I. It gave us strength on days where we didn’t have it and it gave us hope on days that we needed it. From the bottom of our hearts, we love you and thank you!!!