Love is..

A friend of mine posted a link on my page… which is totally worth viewing… tears literally fell from my eyes…

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elana-miller-md/love-is-holy-shit-i-have-_b_4512572.html

I wanted to create my own “Love Is… ” I’m going to start from the beginning… bare with me…

Love is… this girl named Jennifer who so amazingly listened when I asked her if I could send her a photo of my breast, I really wanted to get an appt to see what these changes were in my breast… and she got me at 2:30 that day.

Love is… being in the ER, bawling my eyes out… because I was so worried… I actually had an upper respiratory infection… I was scared it had spread to my lungs… and the nurse asking me if someone could come and be with me…. I called my Mom.

Love is.. having a personal connection on my Facebook page to my family doctor.. and anytime I have a major concern, she’s there to help….

Love is… Finding out you have cancer and your husband who works 30+ minutes or more is there in 10 minutes to hold me and cry with me…

Love is… My entire family coming with me to my MRI appt to support me…

Love is… people who were complete strangers… becoming friends…

Love is… so many of my amazing brides… worried more about me than their wedding…. and so completely trusting in us….

Love is… Every little pain I feel, mentioning it…. and my family & friends listening and being empathetic… distinguishing what needs to be a concern and what doesn’t…. it really sucks worrying that every little thing can be something that could kill you….

Love is… a friend going with you to cut your hair off…. and donating her hair to Locks Of Love in your honor… and another friend having her long locks cut off and hand delivering it so you can have a wig made…

Love is… That one person, who makes it her personal mission to help our family…. Diane Esposito, even my best friend said… I’m so grateful for Diane, because there is no way I could help you like she has helped you….

Love is… An entire community of wedding professionals coming together to help me through this…

Love is.. My husband’s employer and the employees… giving us countless gift cards and certificates for dinners, etc… and for allowing my husband to be with me at my appts…

Love is… my stepdaughter making me feel so beautiful with such beautiful photos…

Love is… a good friend coming to sit with you at chemo… and bring you lunch…

Love is… Calls, texts and personal messages with offers to help me drive to chemo, stay with me at chemo…

Love is… My BFF coming from Nashville to be here to visit and be here for my fundraiser…. and come along to chemo…

Love is…every single day receiving a card or something in the mail to let me know that I’m being thought of…

Love is… My Mom making me meals that I can eat, coming to help me every day with Greyson, laundry… whatever she possibly can help me with…

Love is… My Dad not knowing how to handle this… seeing his little girl so sick…

Love is… A photog, I’ve never met… wanting to give me a day of glam… and telling me she’s got everything covered…

Love is… My boys bringing their friends over… and acting like nothing is different… despite not having hair

Love is… People telling me how beautiful I am without hair… even though I don’t feel very beautiful…

Love is… Sharon bringing me water every couple days to make sure I’m keeping my body alkaline… helping me shave my head…

Love is… My husband making sure I’m all set before he leaves for work… bringing Greyson downstairs and planting us until my Mom or someone can come…

Love is… Meals and desserts and amazing things being prepared and delivered so I don’t have to cook for my family…

Love is…. photographers offering their services for free so we can keep the proceeds….

Love is… relentless, amazing people surrounding me… making sure I feel not only loved but adored…. constantly….

Love is… feeling so amazingly blessed, despite having this horrible disease….

Love is… fighting for your life and changing everything about your life… so that you can be here for your family….

Love is… an amazing man who’s only heard of your story… creates a custom pair of shoes, spending countless hours to customize them for me….

Love is.. your friends coming to surprise you with those shoes… and a meal!

Love is… people donating countless things that I’m unaware of… but only told how generous…. so that people can help us during this journey…

Love is… my little boy rubbing my head and holding my face so sweetly and telling me I love you Mom….

Love is… being told I have an amazing job waiting for me whenever I’m ready…..

Love is… someone calling to tell me they are coming over to clean or have my house cleaned…

Love is… when your friend tells you she’s stopping over to see you for a minute… asks you for the keys to the studio and said you are not spending the last day before chemo cleaning your studio….

Love is… amazing…

I’m sure I missed a ton, I’ll probably think about it and add to this list….

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