*Continuance of “My Story” starting with Blog #1: When your life flashes before your eyes in a flood gate of memories…
Labor Day weekend, 2016. Mom’s high school friend (the one that shared her GOOP recipe and helped aid in quickening the last of my heavy detoxification process, unbeknownst to all of us that the GOOP would have that effect) and her husband were coming to spend the weekend with our family.
Our family friends arrived and were welcomed warmly. The weekend was a leisurely one; laid back, fun, filled with laughter, conversations, games, peace, and love.
On Sunday, the couple and I drove into Ortonville where my Massage Therapy business was located. On the drive to town we chatted, or rather, they asked a few questions and I shared my heart with them.
“Kelly, how have you been feeling lately? I know last time I saw your Mom and brother you weren’t doing too well.” Said the wife while she drove.
I glanced at her and then looked back at the road with a smile on my face. I took a breath before I answered, because the emotion of the last few days was still so fresh. I swallowed then stated, “It’s over. It’s really over.” I felt a lump form in my throat. She glanced sideways at me trying to decipher what I’d just said. “It’s really over,” I restated swallowing, “I’m doing REALLY well. I feel the best I’ve ever felt in my entire life. In the last few days so much has changed, shifting for the better.” I paused, looking at her. Behind sunglasses, while focusing on driving, she was trying to process the depth of what I had just shared.
The husband sat in the back seat quietly listening, attentively. “In the last few days I’ve started to have bowel movements completely on my own. I haven’t done an enema since Wednesday. I have virtually no symptoms or any pain. My energy has greatly improved. Overall, I feel healthy and well! I talked to Dr. Jack on Wednesday. We are going to do a new Comprehensive Stool Analysis Test(CSAT) and then will see from the test results how my Pancreas is functioning. It’s the same test that I’d done last Fall that detected the Pancreatic Cancer, bacteria imbalances, yada, yada, yada. But, based on on how I feel, I already know the results will come back good for my Pancreas! The cancer is gone. I KNOW that. However, it will still be good to SEE the results on paper.” I finished saying. Deep in the inner most part of my heart, I knew it to be true, that the worst was over with. Continued healing was to be done, but I was over the worst of it. I had taken the HUGE turn for the better in Papa’s perfect timing.
Before that day of sharing with our friends in their car, I hadn’t told anyone verbally my good news except for Mom, Dad and Troy. It had only been a couple days since this big shift. Mom had shared with two individuals, her Mom and another elderly woman who is very close to our family out here in Ortonville. I had shared with Laurie (friend and massage therapist) via text message, but to speak the words out loud, that took on a whole new depth of meaningful sharing for me. Talking and sharing with the two in their car that Labor Day Sunday seemed natural.
“When you said, ‘It’s over. It’s truly over.’ Kelly, I had to look at you to see exactly what you meant by that statement. Wow!” She exclaimed. Then paused. “You’ve been at this such a long time. Many years. For someone your age to do this and stay that dedicated says a lot,” she spoke openly. “So, what are you going to do now that you’re healthy and have more free time” she inquired?
I chuckled as she asked a loaded question. “Well, I’ve had this goal/dream for many years,” I started to explain with a smile still plastered on my face! “For years I’ve dreamed of having a wellness center…” I continued to talk sharing my heart.
The thing was, and what I didn’t see in fullness at that time, I was already in the process of my dream, having a wellness center at my current business. Massage Therapy and all the additional services that have been added (since the initial grand opening), we’ve broadened our wellness center’s services, diversified choices of health for healing.
It’s interesting, looking back, that I didn’t quiet see it in fullness that this wellness center was already in the process. The process would take time for the “wellness center” to grow and diversify.
Note: Having a wellness center was actually a dream or goal that I’d had since starting my schooling for massage therapy (2012) and I was so very blessed to be able to follow my dreams/goals/hearts desire with the help of my family, especially my parents, who helped me to let those dreams/goals become a reality. Today, I’m still so VERY humbled and thankful to be doing something that I absolutely love and am passionate about. It’s such a blessing to be able to walk alongside of people in their health journey.
JE September 5th, 2016
I told Mom tonight, “This was the best weekend I’ve had in well over a year.” It’s the honest truth, regarding my health. This weekend was the first weekend that I’ve gotten to live, laugh, and love freely without pain or symptoms. I felt awesome ALL weekend and didn’t get sick from different (healthy Organic foods) that I wouldn’t normally eat. I ate grilled steak. I haven’t had grilled meat in years! Absolutely NO symptoms! It’s been a JOY getting to spend this treasured weekend with people I love. Papa God, you are so very special. And your timing is so perfect! What a blessing.
It was absolutely marvelous to spend my first weekend in YEARS symptom free! To this day it’s hard to even express in fullness, the reality of feeling well and healthy. In those last years since being ill, having company wasn’t something that happened very often, due to never knowing how I would be feeling. Labor Day weekend 2016 was different, special, because my health had turned around for the better. I remember a few times throughout the weekend of realizing that chills ran down my arms and back because the reality of this health change was hitting me in fullness. It WAS happening. Happy tears also crept in a few times without any forewarning. I didn’t fight them.
JE September 6th, 2016
Thank you for continued healing, Papa. I’m eternally grateful! Wow, Papa, what peace I have. I feel like I am a brand new person with a whole new life/start. I’m SO thankful. So ready for it to begin. WAIT, it has begun and I’m LOVING IT!!!