I was never guaranteed anything in this world.
I did not realize that until life taught me otherwise.
My life has gone in directions I never dreamed possible.
Directions I wanted and some I never wanted.
Some were so wonderful.
Some were so painful.
All of them made me a better and sometimes sadder person.
I think about my most recent plans.
Host a dinner party at my house.
Plan a trip to Europe for the fall.
Improve my French language skills.
Meet with my CPA, clean out closets, plant flowers and vegetables.
Go to church, go to P.E.O. meetings, attend my book club luncheons.
It’s been 22 days since my daughter-in-law was diagnosed with stage 4 lung and brain cancer. When My Head is on Fire
I have flown across the country from Oregon to Alabama to be with them
There have been tests, procedures, grimaces, tears.
Now we live with anxiety. Uncertainty.
Our plans are on hold-forever transformed by this tragedy.
We don’t understand.
We can barely fathom this cruel situation.
We try to think clearly.
We try not to worry. We try not to “go there”.
We hug sweet Mabel. This innocent baby is our salvation. Coach Mabel’s Tip for Today
We talk confidently and bravely about new treatments,
We listen to success stories of people who beat a “Stage 4” diagnosis.
We retell and cling to these stories with a fervor and passion of a person who has just found religion.
We pray, we promise, we plead for a happy outcome.
Life is Short
Life is Short
Find What Makes You Happy and
Such a cliche but so true.
They did “go there” traveling and enjoying life.
They both finished advanced degrees.
They found good jobs.
They bought a house.
They had a baby.
They found what made them happy.