|Thanks, as always, Phyllis|
Wishing you the sweetest, most joyous, healthiest and most undramatic of years to come.... I would offer a prayer that you be inscribed for a good year but I think you've already pushed God out of the way and written it in yourself! (It's okay; I have it on good authority that God likes being pushed around by the likes of you.)Yes, I suppose that in an effort to change the course of the rest of my life, I did push God around a bit during this last year. (For any new readers out there, here’s the backstory: Diagnosed in August of 2010 with a BRCA2 genetic mutation that significantly increases my lifetime risk of both breast and ovarian cancer, I underwent two major and potentially life-saving surgeries in 5771: a total hysterectomy in December and a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy in July.)
Until my friend pointed it out, though, I never thought of my decision as a tussle with God. Quite the opposite, in fact. As I responded to him:
As much as I may have pushed God out of the way to inscribe myself, She's been here with me throughout this entire ordeal. Wishing you an equally terrific, happy, healthy and undramatic year.And a shana tova u'metukah (a good and sweet year) to you, too, loyal readers. See you in 5772…or maybe sooner!