How can one be surrounded by so many loving and caring people and still sometimes feel alone? Well, the truth is, although I have a crew behind me that is big enough to operate a cruise ship, there are things that I must do alone. I must (as my aunt eloquently puts it) put on my big girl panties and do it. There are things in this journey that I must experience "alone"...the body scans, the blood tests, the results, the medicine, the scars, the discomfort, the iv, the emotions, the side effects....Do I have tremendous support? Are others "experiencing" these things right along side of me? Absolutely! There is no doubt I would not be in such a good place emotionally if I did not have such an overwhelming feeling of being loved, supported and surrounded by a circle of strength. It is then that I change my state of being "alone" to the "navigator" of the ship...the one who must lead the crew, but also call upon them so that the path being traveled is made less lonely.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.