My Wish Came True

Cindy54 Member Posts: 452
edited March 2014 in Ovarian Cancer #1
Hi Ladies. Had some major computer trouble the last few weeks. A virus blew out my keyboard of all things. So all I could do was read the boards and not reply. But I just got a new keyboard yesterday and now I'm back online.

I had a very wonderful thing happen to me last weekend. As I had posted before my big wish for this year was to see the ocean. Well, one of my friends got a free comp casino trip to Atlantic City. Her hubby did not want to go, so guess who went instead? Yep! My first time on a plane. My first time in a hotel room. 29 floors up at the Trump Taj. View of the ocean one way, view of the city the other. All I had to buy were my meals, and I even got one free one! Spent lots of time on the beach watching surfers. Walked the boardwalk as much as I could. Yes, I got tired and had to stop a lot. But I never thought a year ago that I would be able to do this. I thought back to just two years ago when I was re-learning to walk. Never did I think I would be able to get up and just walk like this. Yes, I cried when I saw the ocean. I cried on the plane..I had a window seat. I cried on the day I left. I brought home some taffy and some shells and the memory of that ocean air.

I am so grateful to still be here and able to do this. And happy to share this with all of you. Hugs, Cindy


  • carol2dogs
    carol2dogs Member Posts: 132
    Wonderful story
    What a wonderful dream-coming-true for you and what a wonderful, heartwarming story for us! Thank you so very much for sharing this - it certainly made my day! You are an inspiration to all of us and a reminder to enjoy the simple pleasures of life, like walking. I hope you took lots of pictures. Love, Carol.
  • saundra
    saundra Member Posts: 1,370 Member
    I love these accomplishment stories. We really know how to live in the moment and enjoy simple pleasures that others may take for granted. Today I found three toads in my flower bed and marveled at God's little creatures that come out after a rain. God Bless. Saundra
  • jane65
    jane65 Member Posts: 277
    Happy for you
    Hi Cindy,
    It' so wonderful to see the happiness in your post, and the happy memories you will have forever.
    I live in NJ and i remember going to Atlantic City when i was a kid and also getting the taffy. I can still smell the ocean air in my mind.

    Best of luck, and good health to you!
  • BonnieR
    BonnieR Member Posts: 1,526 Member
    Hi Cindy, that is awesome..sometimes it is the little milestones in life that bring us joy and what a wonderful time together with your friend. You got a blessing .. she got a blessing by being able to make your wish come true and you both got the blessings of each others time together. Love it! thanks for sharing. Hugs Bonnie
  • kris43
    kris43 Member Posts: 275
    Your Trip
    Cindy - what a WONDERFUL story.It just makes my heart sing to hear you had a dream come true. Everyone deserves that -

    Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs!!!

  • groundeffect
    groundeffect Member Posts: 639 Member
    Hi Cindy,

    Gee, this sounds so much more glamorous than going to Presque Isle Downs, with a view of the landfill! I'm truly glad you were able to take such a great trip -

  • ladyjogger31
    ladyjogger31 Member Posts: 289
    Hi Cindy, I'm so happy for you. We have to enjoy every day and minute. Your an inspiration to this board.
    I'm glad that you got to enjoy it with your friend. We all live in the moment and must enjoy what God has given us.
    Hugs and Prayers, Terry