The Night Before My First Brain Surgery – 18 Years Ago

18 yrs ago tonight I would await  my first brain surgery to take place bright and early in the morning.  Micheal and I  stayed at Hilton Suites  near the hospital to make sure we were set for success in the morning. That evening I sat writing notes & cards for all my friends & family that I knew would be at my surgery waiting.  I  remembered what it was like waiting for my grandma  just six years earlier when she had to have her brain tumor removed. I thought I would help pass the time and share peace with my family during their wait. I had it all under control RIGHT?  Well I didn’t know it then but I was paving the way to what now is Gray Matters Foundation “creating” smiles , sharing kindness, hope , peace, love  in what normally when you hear you have a brain tumor is a TERRIFYING  & PARALYZING situation.  I wrote letters for each hour so they would be read as a group and notes for each loved one privately.  As time has passed I have tried to use every step of my journey to help those who have also had to endure the brain tumor walk. Not what I would have choosen but now I wouldn’t change a thing.  Today I believe I’m doing what God has called me to do and I am greatful every day I am given to make a difference.  I am looking forward to many more years “A HEAD”.  What tomo brings I am not sure but I will give each day my all …If only for one  I am fulfilling my call.   If you have taken the time to read this I know it means you have had an impact on my life and I thank you for celebrating each day that has made my 18 years blessed. Here is to many more  Lot’s of Love, your brain buddie, Lanette