Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Just need to get something off my chest...

I hardly ever use this blog to post sad or negative things, but I must say that I am having one of those sad nights. One of my best buds just told me that her step mom has cancer all throughout her body and she is in stage 4, which is the worst stage and she only has a few months to live. Also, my cousin, who has already gone through chemo and lost part of her leg due to bone cancer just found out that her cancer has come back and it has spread throughout her whole body and only has a couple of months to live also.

I just can't seem to figure out...How do we balance the tiny, minute tasks that we have to deal with every day that fill up our lives and sometimes overwhelm us, with the BIG, important things...like LIFE itself and happiness and treating each other good and remembering to say I love you and do nice things for each other and making really good moments with our kids and our spouses.

Seriously, what would you do if you where told you only had a couple months to live. I would like to think that I have enough faith the be okay, but WHAT would you do. What do you fill your days with. How do you even imagine your family living without you? Sorry to be such a downer, this is just something that is weighing heavily on my mind...just needed to post and get things off my chest.

1 comment:

Erin Stones said...

I remember when my aunt was told that she only had a few months to live. It was devastating to everyone, but her! The Lord really gives us the strength that we need to face our trials, no matter the trial. I really learned that from her example. It has been almost ten years since she died. It is nice to have a little reminder of what an example she was to all of our family at what seemed such an awful time. We, including her 4 boys survived her death and those of us that chose to do it with the Lord's help really show. Those that let it bring them down are still fighting to come back from this tragedy in their life. (One of her boys really went off the deep end after she died!) What a gift we have in the gospel! We are so lucky! I will remember those you mentioned in my prayers. I hope the best for them! These next few months will certainly not be easy, but I hope they take the opportunity to see what they are actually going to gain from this tragedy! Sorry this is long- good luck!