I happened to read the story of Anna Swabey, an amazing young woman who was given a devastating diagnosis. Instead of crawling into bed and accepting her fate, she chose to live life to the fullest and helped to raise so much money that she will undoubtedly save many lives.
As I read her story, I was so happy that she took a leap of faith and found her forever love with Andy Bell. My Michael did the same with me. He put himself on PlentyOfFish when he was stage 4 terminal cancer. He told me on our first telephone call, before we ever met so I could back out if I wanted. I didn't. We met and fell in love. I knew the risk getting involved and I have never regretted taking that chance. He was the love of my life and one of the smartest choices I ever made. I am so grateful he took that leap of faith. If he hadn't, I would have never met an amazing, brave, courageous and loving man. That would have been a tragedy.
I wrote a book as it is so important to share our story. For Michael, Love Cynda was published earlier this year. 11% of sale proceeds goes to the BC Cancer Foundation.
I hope you read it. The world would be a better place if we followed our hearts and didn't judge. We cannot know how it feels unless we are in the same circumstances.