Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The best kind of rejection letter

Today, I got that rejection letter I've been waiting on. Three weeks since my first mammogram. I admit my heart stopped when I saw it lying at the bottom of the mailbox, snuggled up next to the resident Huntsman.

I was on my way to school pick up. I found myself wondering if  it was the right moment to open it? Is there ever a good time?

I ripped it open. "No visible signs of breast cancer..." The type after that faded into nothingness. Upshot: thanks for coming, see you in two years.

I let out a breath that I hadn't even realised I was holding.

The best kind of rejection letter.

I ask again: What are you waiting for?

{image: NostalgiqueArt/Etsy}

18 comments:

  1. Great news. So pleased. Its always hard waiting for the results isn't it.

    Well, I was waiting for my sister to give birth, and it happened in the middle of last night. She had a little boy. Yay. And perfect timing as I'm off to the UK to see her at the weekend. Lots of baby cuddles to be had again!

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  2. Great news big sis! I was totally expecting this to be the outcome and am proud of you for fronting up for the squish!

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  3. That's great news. I feel like I've been holding my breath for months waiting to get my new business off the ground. Just over a week to go and then we'll see!

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  4. Al, thanks for the reminder. My grandmother had a mastectomy in her fifties and lived to 99. One of the luckier ones.

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  5. Great news! I am bracing myself for my first breast squishing next year!

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  6. Great news! I am bracing myself for my first breast squishing next year!

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  7. Brilliant news! That's the kind of rejection I like to hear.

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  8. Yes, great news! Just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness month, too. I love it when those packages of pink M&Ms come out, and not just for the chocolatey goodness but for the reminder to stay vigilant.

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  9. Oh so happy to hear the news!

    We should not wait for anything and live each day to it's very fullest...something I seem to have forggotten lately....you have inspired me!

    I have a Giveaway by the French Basketeer that I think you will love!

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  10. What a good result and well done for writing about it.x

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  11. That's fantastic Al. Right now I'm waiting for my husband to arrive home safely tomorrow night. Then, like you, I'll breathe a sigh of relief.

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  13. Waiting on the same results...hear back tomorrow!

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  14. Congratulations! You must feel very relieved and happy that something good happened to a good person!

    I am waiting to move out of my boyfriends appartment and see what the future holds! Scared and frightened and excited all at once!
    http://genyjourno.blogspot.com/

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  15. Great news! I've gotten several of those rejection letters so far. Love every one!

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