Cancer stuck its ugly claws in me two months before we were to leave for our Caribbean vacation. The vacation James and I have been dreaming about ever since we married 42 years earlier.
When I heard the news I knew immediately that our Caribbean cruise would have to be put on the back burner indefinitely. The questions became, will I survive the cancer? Would James survive, if I didn't?
Months of chemo and radiation took a toll on my body. My health was touch and go for a few months. Thankfully, my body fought along with the treatments and after 18 months, I was confirmed cancer free. James and I want to celebrate.
My hair is just growing back as we board our cruise ship for Saint Lucia Island. We are both elated to celebrate being alive and to still have each other. Life is so good.
Did I mention how much I still love my husband? (160 words)
Thank you to pixabay.com for their free to use public photos and for our prompt photo this week.
This is my 160 word story submission for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers challenge. We are given a photo and 100-150 words (+- 25) to write our story based on this photo. This challenge is open to anyone who would like to participate. If you are interested, click on this link for more information: