If our smiles are more genuine
And our hugs last longer
If our laughter is more pure
And our joy a little more within reach
If my connection with the Divine deepened
And yours has too
If the barriers that kept our real connection apart
Have crumbled under the weight of the knowledge, that this all ends
And love is all that matters
If you feel more loved, and I do too
Then it was all worth it
I embrace and thank my cancer, because it has allowed me to truly embrace you.
Recognize the gift, friends, despite the packaging it came in.