Three words you never want to hear... "You have cancer."
Those three words will change everything in your life. They can make you better, or they can make you insane. How you handle it will determine which way it goes. Have you ever heard the song from Tim McGraw, "Live Like You Were Dying?" For me, it was just a good song...for a while. But when I got that diagnosis and heard that song, my entire world spun off its axis. Everything was suddenly different in vivid ways. I knew that I had one last shot to make life matter.
I needed to get out of the house. Too much chaos, too much noise, and not enough space. I wanted out, and that meant only one thing... a drive. The dark blue Trans Am in my garage hadn't been driven in weeks, and was sorely neglected. The dream catcher on her hood made me smile as I stared at her longingly, the word "Lacey" written in script across her windshield, flanked by crosses on either end. She had been my therapy when my marriage was on the rocks, and though my marriage had been healed, my heart still needed a little mending.