I've been impressed recently by how blessed Mat and I are. I was taking a walk a few weeks ago, thinking about what would really get us through this cancer experience in one piece -- more money? a great therapist? a fabulous doctor? Almost immediately I had this thought: "You have everything you need."
It's true. To start with, Mat has a great job that he loves, where he's surrounded by people who really care about him. It's an incredibly supportive environment that comes with the huge bonus of generous benefits that give us a lot of peace of mind.
Next in a long line is that we live in Boston and Mat does have a fabulous doctor (also now a movie star!) at one of the best hospitals in the world. It's not just a good hospital, but a generous one, where patients whose insurance won't cover their cancer meds still get treatment.
In general, we feel surrounded by good, kind people who care about us -- in our neighborhood, at our jobs, in our community, and our church.
On top of all of that, we have each other, our children, our families, and our faith.
This isn't a trip I would recommend that anyone take, but since we're on it, we're happy to have all the right things in our luggage.