Nobody Told Me

Nobody told me, that without breasts I would be more confident than ever before.
Nobody told me, that without breasts I would still fell sexy and still feel like a real woman.
Nobody told me, that without breasts I would find a deeper meaning in life.
Nobody told me, that without breasts my husband would love me more because of the pain we endured together.

Nobody told me, that losing my breasts would result in having more compassion for others.
Nobody told me, that losing my breasts would bring me closer to the people I love.
Nobody told me, that losing my breasts would allow me to cry and to feel other people’s pain and empathize in a way I had never done before.

Nobody told me, that without breasts I would be included in this thing we call “Sisterhood”. It’s an intimate bond between breast cancer survivors that enables us to talk to one another like we have been friends forever, as we understand the intensity of the fears and anxieties we share together.

Nobody told me, that without breasts I would grow to be a better wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend.
Nobody told me, that without breasts I would have more patience for my children.
Nobody told me, that without breasts my kids would still think I was normal even with
all my scars.
Nobody told me, that without breasts I would allow myself to slow down and enjoy life.

Nobody told me, that without breasts I would come closer to the Lord and feel his love closer to me.
Nobody told me, that without breasts I would welcome my birthdays and not be troubled over the fact that I am getting older, but rejoice at the blessings given to me, as I have been graced by God to celebrate another year.

If I had to change anything, I wouldn’t. Losing my breasts represents all that I am now. It represents that I can have a part of my body removed and I can still love and people can still love me. It represents that it’s what’s in my soul that makes me happy and content. I am now someone that understands what it truly means to love. To love my family, my friends and myself with a love that is much richer and deeper than I had ever imagined!

Nobody told me that without breasts, I would understand that every day and every moment is
a gift.

~ ALS

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