Be it ever so humble, this is the bell I rang for Barry. At 2pm today I opened my office window and shook this little cat toy so that I could release the sound of the little bell inside into the great wide world. Along with many other blogging friends, I was celebrating the fact that Barry finished his chemotherapy at Princess Margaret Hospital today – and he was ringing a bell there to mark the occasion.
We need to celebrate victories, no matter how big or small , whether they have permanence or not. I have a beloved cousin in palliative care right now as a result of cancer. She is on oxygen and morphine but still communicating, still laughing and still knitting cotton dishcloths. Celebrate what you can, when you can.