Saturday, February 18, 2012

The C Word Sucks

Overstating the obvious is one of my many talents. My sister will have surgery on the 27th of this month remove a 1B non-small cell tumor from her lung. She will have to have follow up chemo...I was lucky that I didn't have to do that part for my treatment journey last May. Can you believe that she and I both had the big C word diagnosis within the same year? And then there's my friend Kathi Goertzen who is continuing to battle a benign growth that is intertwined in her brain stem. Lord! The poor girl has had so many damn surgeries it is heartbreaking. Just the other day she spent an entire day in a three phase surgery. So, guess what? Benign tumors are still hell. She is one helluva fighter though and recuperating quite well but why does this crap keep happening? Life is so random. So, the lesson here is that we must all live our lives like each day could be our last. Don't waste time being petty, fearful, or awful. Go out and live fully and love completely. Practice aloha....

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Life is a Journey --that should be enjoyed!

Life is a beautiful journey with many peaks and valleys. Sometimes the valleys seem too deep but if we just look up and keep trudging we can see the beauty ahead of created by God. I am not going to get all churchy because it is too early in the morning for me to do that but I just wanted to share that most of our life lessons are learned in the valleys. When we are on the peaks it feels so good that we tend to enjoy it and not look down or up for that matter. I am a typical mother who worries about her kids and grandchildren. I can't help it. So, their valleys are my valleys and sometimes it is a good reminder to let them experience the valleys for their own growth but at other times it is very scary to watch as one of them keeps walking into the thicket...or worse is allowing herself to be lead into dangerous areas...when all she really needs to do is LOOK UP. God will lead her out of the darkness if she would just look up. Sigh. Life is a gift. aloha.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Weird Coincidences

Okay, so yesterday I was asking why it feels like time is flying by...and I surmised that it is because we need a reminder to live fully. Well, duh. Time feels like it's flying by because it is. I guess when you have more time behind ya than in front of you...oh well you get the picture. Anyway, got really upsetting news today that my sister has lung cancer. She is probably doing better than I am, which is scary because I have always been the strong one. Anyway, prayer works and I am asking everyone I know to please pray that the doctors can cut it out and that will be the end of it. Please kiss your loved ones who are near and call or write those who aren't and tell them you love them. Life is short and getting shorter each day. So please live with gratitude and appreciate what and who you have. Our lives and what happens to us is all in God's hands. Live aloha!