Being Thankful

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I am very thankful that I didn’t have to go through this complicated “voyage” alone.  There were many dim evenings when my strength faded, and I just wasn’t sure I would make it to the end. Fortunately, I had many supporters (friends, professionals and co-workers) to offer the moving and rational foundation I needed.

Creating a blog and writing a book are such challenging goals.

Oh, hold on, did you think I was talking about my breast cancer experience? I’ll get to that in a second.

I want to thank Mike Dercole for his fabulous cover design for my book. He is just so talented and one of the coolest people I know.  I can’t wait for the book to be published so all of you can see it up close and personal.  I also want to thank Gregg Robinson, my web designer.  His insight, originality and time spent on outlining this entire website has allowed me to create a fuller picture of myself and what the modern breast cancer experience actually is for me and for many other women. He is a creative genius!

I also want to thank Living Beyond Breast Cancer and the many individuals in the organization who have supported me in my two writing ventures. Michael, Kevin, Stacia and many more…your help is invaluable and all of you are “Rock Stars” in my eyes.

Now about the breast cancer thing:  I had a wealth of love and support with that too, starting with my best friend and Super Star, Sharon.  She was (and still is) my go-to person who always made me laugh, was there to hold my hand through chemo,  a diligent and incredible researcher, and was there to pick up the pieces when I fell apart . And of course, I thank my chemo team (the 20 coolest girlfriends, ever), who were unfailingly thoughtful, compassionate, encouraging, and helped me find my mojo everyday.  Of course, I thank my doctors who were caring, dependable, collaborative, and best of all, successful!

Although my parents are no longer alive, I was blessed to have two wonderful people in my life –a mother whom I always counted on to be my most enthusiastic cheerleader, and a father whose influence on who I am today can’t be exaggerated. Seriously. Towards the end of his life, he made me feel I was the smartest girl in the room, and that I “sometimes” had something interesting to say. I still have a lot to say.

Life is good!

Peace, love and diamonds!


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3 Responses to Being Thankful

  1. Gregg Robinson says:

    Randi, thanks for the encouraging words about me. It has been a joy helping you with your site. You have a positive message and are a source of knowledge and encouragement for not only women who are faced with breast cancer, but anyone facing challenges in life. My wife and I truly appreciate your story and fight. Thank you.

    • randirentz says:

      What can I say? You truly are a God-send and a wonderful talent. I am telling everybody I know about your creativity, enthusiasm and professionalism. I am fortunate to have a wonderful, creative and talented friend who is beyond supportive.

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