December 3, 2003
A dozen observations of changes around the house since the diagnosis:
1. The shelf that once held miscellaneous kitchen items is now populated with pill bottles.
2. The phone book is filled with contact names from various medical institutions.
3. The refrigerator magnets now hold motivational phrases overlapping the jokes.
4. The phrase, "it was a good day" becomes commonplace.
5. The incoming mail box is filled with cards and medical bills.
6. The days begin with a gut kick that life is different.
7. The nights are filled with short awakenings and prayers to calm the fears.
8. The priorities of life are extremely clear.
9. The bedtime prayers are now on bended knees.
10. The bumps in life's road are strong enough to knock out a few tears.
11. The embrace helps to numb the awareness.
12. The Bible sits atop all the other books on coping.
December 3, 2003
Life begins TODAY!
The order of the day is positive attitudes. We will make sure that we keep a check-up from the neck up and will not allow stink'n think'n. None of us truly knows what tomorrow holds and worrying about it does not accomplish anything but a waste of valuable time. We will keep current on all the necessary information and do everything possible to address the needs of the day. Each and every day is so precious. The trauma of certain events in our lives acts as a really good lens cleaner to see exactly what is important.
We are thankful for the many blessings that occur in our daily lives and will do our best to seek the good in every situation.
Steve's Daily Prayer:
Give me the strength to do the right thing at the right time.
To Know what is best and to Know to watch for the blessings amidst the struggle.
To Give me the strength to comfort those that need comfort and to never lose the Positive Attitude that is our guiding light.
A Positive Attitude that reveals our Positive Faith.
"If you stay ready, you don't have to get ready."
"If we can find the peace of knowing our own eternity, then
tomorrow in itself is not so critical."
Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable. — Mark Twain
"Live a Life and Love the Life you Live"
God determines who walks into my life....it's up to me to decide who I'll let walk away,
who I'll let stay, and who I'll refuse to let go."
I like you because of who you are to me... A good friend!
"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning how to dance in the rain."
“And in the end, it's not the years in your Life that count. It's the Life in your years.” Abraham Lincoln