It took me a bit when I became ill to come to terms with it all. I slowly came around to the fact that cancer is a gift. It is a gift to remind us to live our lives they way we REALLY want to..not the way we end up living it. To be sure to say what we need to say and give the forgivenss we may have been holding back on. I know as a mother it is my job to make sure my family is whole before I breathe my last breath. This was SO reinforced for me with the loss of my beloved but stubborn brother. He held his emotions so tightly in him he forgot to actually say the words...you just had to know how he felt. He left unfinished business because he didn't expect to die...how can I do him a disservice by not taking advantage of my GIFT...my gift of cancer? So I tell you all...we all know it...we NEVER know. We may receive the gift of cancer or some other thing that gives us the time to fix our error...but we never know...Live each day like you are dying. Laugh, enjoy, don't clean the house instead of doing what you love...the mess will still be there. Do what you must but never miss a chance to love your life, your family, your friends the things that give you joy!
We all think we can do it tomorrow....make your time now...live your days as if they are your last. Take it from Lou's family...the time can come when you run out of days. Everyday is important...it doesn't have to be monumental..it can be that phone call or visit you keep putting off...do it...do it everyday...one more thing...everyday...day by day!
I must take the last moment to thank all of you who have been there for us...I Love you all!!