So, Thursday was parent teacher conferences and as usual Christian is doing well and has made himself proud with making the honor roll again...see life goes on! Friday was a day filled with patients for Len and sunshine for me! Christian and I went outside and began the spring yardwork! I can't tell you how thankful I am to be able to put my hands in the soil this year! We cleaned out the flower bed by the office door and tomorrow we will begin to plant! I am so excited as last year it was impossible for me to do anything outside and was unable to touch any plants for fear it would put me back in the hospital. So, I will enjoy the weather...enjoy my yard...pray that Tuesday will not change any of that for me! But I am trying to put that out of my mind. I have worked on my Easter menu...have our guest list made. Will continue to move forward. Spring time is suppose to be a time of renewal. Renewal of all things...friendships, flowers, love, life. I will enjoy my weekend with my family and prepare for my testing on Tuesday and pray for good results...results that will give me more time with my family, more time to fix my mistakes, more time to do the things that are so important to me....to touch other's lives. Whether it is in our practice or in our foundation....this is what is most important. What have you left behind...not just your carbon footprint...your emotional footprint...the lives you've touched...the lives you've changes. That's why we are here...to make changes...to be loving, caring, understanding...and to ALWAYS pay it forward!
I posted a link that my niece Jodi had posted on the foundation's FB page and it is so real. Cancer brings many things to the fore front of your life... One of those things are the people in your life...the one's that "will love you through it"! Hopefully we all have them...the ones that don't run away...that stay and "love you through it". If you don't then that is a job for this foundation...to "love you through it"...to pay it forward...to be there to relieve the burden of cancer on families...day by day. The only way possible! Help us help others...and pay it forward...we never know what life has in store for us. "love someone through it" and pray that someone will always be there to "love you through it"! Thank you Jodi for posting this...and thank you to my support...My husband Len, daughter Deana, who tended to my needs..and there are and were many, sons Christian, who grew up quickly and had to learn more about sickness then I ever wanted & Rob, my daily call...is it time to come out there mom...are you okay... my friends/patients, Francine,who loved me through it all, Sue, who always had a meal for my family and company for me, Carol, who knew how important my flowers were to me that she planted in the rain, Debbie, sending meals, calling just to check in, my my SIL Mar who cooked meals and brought them to us, SIL Sue calling and coming from Ct to cook for us...my niece Jodi who NEVER stopped "loving me through it" My brother...my late brother who called every week to be my cheering section and my protector...even though he couldn't really protect me from cancer! I was lucky...there were many more who were there for me...some are not so lucky. That's why we are here..."We will love you through it" anyway we can...day by day. Nancy, Aunt Jackie and I will awaken tomorrow and get to live another day...we will be "loved through it" Make sure you find some one or someway to help someone less fortunate...and "love them through it". Believe me every donation helps us to do just that...day by day!