|Pink the Rink Tournament - Etobicoke, ON - October 2013 (see note below)|
|Grouse Mountain Hiking Trail, BC - Summer 2011|
After I left the doctor’s office I called Mike once I got to the car to tell him and he congratulated me but didn’t seem to be as excited as I thought he might. In fact I wasn’t really as excited about the great news as I thought I would be either. I think I just needed some time for it to really sink in. I mean we had been going non-stop for over a year on this journey to get rid of this cancer and now that I could finally say “I no longer have cancer” it was just all of a sudden an abrupt turn of events. Don’t get me wrong because I was ecstatic. Just kind of overwhelmed and shell-shocked I think.I guess Mike was too because later that night when he was driving to Montreal he called me to say that he finally had some time to think about this news and digest it a bit and it had kind of just hit him. He wanted to tell me how relieved he was and how proud he was of me for fighting so hard to get rid of it. When I told the kids they had big smiles on their faces and Alex said that I should go and ring the victory bell. I decided to wait until Mike got back from Montreal so we could ring it together.
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Special Note: Words cannot express how much it meant to me to see this photo posted on facebook and instagram. We love the hockey community! This absolutely brought me to tears. Happy tears. A team in my daughter's league was at the Pink the Rink tournament in Etobicoke, Ontario in October 2013 and were showing their support. Thanks to all of our friends at RSL Midget AA!!