Monday, July 4, 2011
Life can change in an instant. I know that in my mind, but when it actually happens to you, you suddenly realize all the time you have wasted by wishing you were other than what you are. How grateful you are to have created a life and that you can change it up, make new decisions, see it in a different light, pursue what you know in your heart you were meant to do. My father at 78 has pancreatic cancer. He is calm, waiting for them to tell him exactly what it is and what can be done. I am calm because I think I am old enough to not deny that death is what happens to all of us. We somehow live thinking we can out run it....and then you get a bit older and things start happening that remind you that you have no control over that. A friends husband was hit by a car and is in a coma with brain damage...in an instant that family's life is changed forever. These two things happening so close together has made me appreciate all that I have. I hope I can learn that lesson and burn it into my soul.