Submitted by: Sherri Coner
Every painful decision in my life has been made on a raft. Since childhood, I have felt calmed and safe in the sand. The beach centers me. After going through a painful divorce a couple of years ago, I moved to Ft Myers Beach, Florida. And a few months after making that huge decision, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I know that my healing came from the tears I shed on the sand and the days I struggled after the mastectomy, just to be strong enough to walk the beach again. It is a soulful place for me. It is my church.