Monday, August 30, 2010

Ready to Roll the Dice

I gasped for air, doubled over on the exam table. “Honey, you’re hyperventilating.”

The organ roared, the notes of Pachelbel echoed off the ceiling beams, and I took that first step in my pink pearl, peep toe pumps.

” Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” - Unknown

These two moments happened in the last calendar year of my life. One year ago today, I was diagnosed with cancer (Hodgkin’s Lymphoma). A devastating moment that took my breath away in the form of hyperventilation. In one afternoon, my whole understanding of life changed – actually, I don't think I understood much of anything that afternoon. The other, the moment on July 10, 2010 of true bliss as I walked down the aisle to dashing, my future husband; father on my right, God above. Both of these life defining moments have taken my breath away. The devastation and the harmony of these moments have changed me for the better: more compassionate, more patient, more poised.




Here today, is the start of a new side of my blog as I, Sara Cate, am now an updated model of my old self. (Sweetly using the word ‘model’ as a homograph as I am also modeling my new pixie hair).The mode of change was ignited by a four key pieces: Dream, Inspire, Communicate, and Explore (I’m lovingly calling this DICE). This includes dreams for the future as well as those while I count sheep - inspiration from family, photographs, and blogs - communication with family, friends, and my husband (Dashing) - and Exploration of who I am and who I want to be.


So, let’s roll the DICE and see what’s in store, shall we?

12 comments :

Katie said...

I'm so glad you're back, and you look absolutely STUNNING! Congratulations to you and Dashing :)

Sweet Simplicity said...

Gorgeous wedding photo! More please!

Sara said...

So glad to see you back! Can't wait to read along and congratulations!

Ashley Paige said...

I've been thinking about you! So glad you're back to blogging.. and so happy to hear everything is fabulous! MORE WEDDING PICTURES PLEASE!!! :)

Liz said...

I was so excited to see this post!! I check every day to see if you have written...and now I know my ROCK is BACK!!

Lots of love!

Lindsey said...

Yay! I am so glad you are back! What a great acronym.. I can't wait to hear more from you!

Emily said...

Welcome back! A big smile spread accross my face when I saw the new blog post and at the same moment brought me back to sitting in the foyer of the LSU DG house getting that phone call from you. I love you BB. And am constnatly amazed by the grace and poise you bring to each life challenge and joy.

THE Stephanie said...

Love the wedding pic! Welcome back :)

Miss E said...

YAY! Love you! xoxo

melissa said...

You're back! Woohoo! So glad to see you! Your wedding picture is absolutely gorgeous.

theharrisgirl said...

Congrats on your wedding! So great to hear an update! Love love!

Marissa said...

Wow - what a tremendous inspiration you are!!!!! I LOVE DICE - that's just a perfect acronym. We always must "roll the DICE" in life too - take risks, live and love boldly. You are showing us that that is how we learn and grow! Thank you for writing.

 

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