Toddler’s usually measure their age in months, so do cancer survivors.
This week marks my 30th month of being cancer-free! Like a toddler, the last 30 months have been filled with many lessons and several milestones. For example, this week was the first time I was able to do an unassisted hand-stand pushup. Like a toddler, I was surprised when it actually happened! Like a toddler, I may even boast that I could be the only person in the world without an original bladder who can do this. When something good happens in the life of a toddler they don’t worry about fact-checking, they just declare it!
Like a toddler, the last 30 months has been a time of learning about myself. I am learning, and often re-learning to live each day as a gift from God. I am learning, and often re-learning to trust God’s plan for my life. Neither of these are easy for me as I would rather worry about tomorrow and make my own plans, but like a toddler when I fall down I get up.
And as the lyrics in the contemporary Christian song, The Stand declare, I am learning to live life with hands high and heart abandoned, definitely like a toddler. Just ask my family how much “people” stuff the introvert has been doing since retirement!
And like a toddler, I am not always successful, but I am learning to celebrate the handstand pushup milestones along this journey.
A Boomer In Transition