Sure, that's one perspective, but I think the bigger cause is more likely my unwillingness to continue living the cancer story. Certainly, cancer will always be a part of our story; however cancer is NOT our story. This is not it. I prefer to think of it as a little bump in the road, a slap-in-the-face reminder to not take life (and good health) for granted.
So before we start focusing (and living) in the present, I'll give a brief run down of 2015 and our plans for 2016.
2015 was our first full year as newlyweds and it was a great one.
|January 1, 2015: Rung in the new year at a family wedding|
|February 2015: Best uncle x2!|
|February 2015: Winter time at the lake with good friends|
|March 2015: Dinner before I headed to Ireland and Kavan to England|
|March 2015: My first trip to Ireland|
|April 2015: Obligatory selfie at an Oiler's game|
|May 2015: Trip with the besties to Hawaii|
|May 2015: Hike at the Kona coast|
|June 2015: Hanging out in Danny's basement with friends|
|June 2015: Kavan's new best friend.|
|July 2015: Celebrating two years of cancer freedom with friends.|
|August 2015: First anniversary dinner|
|August 2016: Ahhh, I'm thirty!|
|September 2015: Celebrating weddings!|
|September 2015: Our new fur-babies!|
|November 2015: My trip to Ottawa|
|December 2015: New Years!|
|2016: Day 1/365 at the Ice castle|
There was our 2015. Now, on to a new year with much goodness. Here's what Kavan and I will be up to in 2016:
- Kavan will hopefully finish up his CPA designation (Fingers crossed!)
- I will complete my PhD candidacy and start my dissertation!
- We will jet off to England for three weeks to see our much-loved overseas family.
And perhaps most importantly, we will continue to celebrate Kavan's cancer freedom with a strong focus on the future.
Happy 2016 and please send your well-wishes Kavan's way as he approaches his next appointment at the Cross Cancer Institute in a few weeks!