Beverly McKee MSW, LCSW

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If you are from my generation, you have probably seen the original Footloose movie and will smile with fond memories as you recall Kevin Bacon’s character quoting the bible verse about

“There is a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.”

The verse also says there is a time to tear and a time to mend. As I walked along the beach early this morning, I was very contemplative about this last nine months of my life since my diagnosis. We all go through the gamut of emotions on our journey through breast cancer...there is a time to weep, a time to laugh, a time to mourn, a time for peace and most importantly, a time to heal. I have finally reached my time to heal and this morning, I was overcome with gratitude to have made it through the roughest part of my journey.

As I strolled along the surf’s edge I quickly realized that the sun would not peek over the horizon to start the day. It was hiding behind huge cloud bank. Fighting my initial disappointment for an amazing photo op, I decided to be patient. The cloud bank was limited in size and at some point I knew I would be able to see the sun. Right before my eyes, sun beams illuminated the gray skies, shining from behind the cloud. It was an overwhelming display of nature at its finest. Slowly, the sun continued to rise behind the cloud until it filled the sky with its brilliance. It warmed my face, my body, my soul and I it became apparent to me: now is my time to heal.

If you in the depths of your time of darkness, trust me when I say that there will be a time to heal.  Always remember that you are not alone. Join us on our FaceBook page where you can reach out to your fellow breast cancer survivors and ask for help when it’s time to mourn and celebrate with us when it’s time to dance.

You can watch the video of the sun rising from behind the clouds this morning at the top of the page. I hope you enjoy it!

Thanks for reading!

Beverly McKee, MSW, LCSW

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