Life is getting back to normal. Daughter two is home from swim team. Daughter one is watching Gilmore girls with my wife as they pretend to do the dishes. Normal. Normal is good. Cancer is not normal. It is the anti-normal. Cancer throws your life into a tail spin and some families never recover. We went to visit a friend today. A normal visit in every aspect…except she has terminal cancer. I wish you could have seen her. She was magnificent. All 63 years of her. She tells great stories. Stories of growing up. Stories of falling in love. Stories of cancer. I wanted to talk about her, she wanted to talk about me. She is amazing. Through all of this she is still concerned about others. She is strong and lovely, still looking up.
Late this afternoon was tough. Seems silly. I was overcome with emotions. Nearing the end of my journey back to health. I realized it is almost done. What a journey. Thank you for coming with me. For your comments. Your letters. Your inspiration. Your friendship. I have heard your stories of cancer. Your stories of survival. Your stories of grief. I am forever changed. I am reinvigorated. I am now helping four of my new blog friends through the process I just faced. They will get through this just like I did. With support from others.
Think about it. We have done this together. We have had a visit. Cancer is our bond. A bond no one wants but a bond that brings us together. A bond that makes us stronger. We are better together. We are stronger together. We can make great things happen together. Someone in your life needs you. Look around. Reach out. Help bring their life back to normal. You can do this. Reach out, together we are better.
If I have not said it often enough, there are people going through much worse than me, please keep them in your prayers tonight.
Day 39. Thanks for stopping by.
For inspiration I have added a polar plunge picture. Many of you know my love of Special Olympics MN. A movement of over 8000 athletes who constantly inspire me. I have plunged over 150 times to raise money for This glorious movement…this is the time I was a blueberry. I know, inspiring costume 🙂