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The best kind of rejection letter

Posted on September 22, 2010

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. Wanderlust

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

  2. The Racing Secrets

    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/

  3. DancingInTheRain

    Waiting on the same results…hear back tomorrow!

  4. Maxabella

    Phew.

  5. Seraphim

    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.

  6. brismod

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

  7. Karena

    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

  8. Stacia

    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.

  9. Deer Baby

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

  10. EmmaK

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

  11. EmmaK

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

  12. In My House

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

  13. WA Editor

    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!

  14. MultipleMum

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

  15. Victoria

    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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