Friday, January 14, 2011

The days that "fall in between"

January 14, 2011
By Sherry

Some times, I sit at my computer, trying to figure out what to say on our blog. Writing this certainly forces me to stop and think about Terence’s cancer, what it has done to his/our life and family.

No matter what we do it doesn't go away, certainly not any farther away than a minute.  There are just some days where we don’t want to confront the big issues — the Cancer with a capital “C.”  No, some days, we just want to have a normal day (although I am not sure what ‘normal’ is any more) —dealing with the usual stuff that makes up life. I guess this is just a long way of saying that I don’t really have anything more profound on my mind today. It’s just another day.

Except, of course, it’s not. And we all know why. There are good days and bad days and the days that fall in between, but there are no more “just-another-days.”

 We escape for a minute, but it never, ever, goes away.  Those are the times we choose to think on the good things. And we break into spontaneous hugs,winks and then we can't help but laugh.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I am not a man who lives merely day-to-day

Eighteen months ago my urologist told me "you have 18-24 months to live".  That day resounds in my memory, thus starting a dramatic lifestyle change that has affected my body, soul and spirit. 

On that day (July 6, 2009), I remember thinking I WILL be here enjoying my family during the holiday season of 2010!  

   Our son Andrew (w/ niece Annie) is home from Korea!
Several resaons led me to this proclamation:  one is that I promised my son Andrew when he left to work in Korea, that I indeed would be here and well upon his return to Gig Harbor.  
Another reason is that my oldest son, Eric would be on leave from the military during this season.   

Our eldest son Eric  came home on leave

Needless to say, God above has seen fit to have me remain on this earth, and I might add, in better health than I have experienced in months!  Our Christmas/New Year season was one of the best ever! 

A trip to the tundra w/best friend Matt
I assure you that I am not a man who lives merely day-to-day; but I  set short term,mid term and long term goals help me to remain focused and faithful during times of trial.  

My life has changed, yet remains with purpose.  I thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers during this season, and my prayer for you is that you may be blessed in all ways, as I am blessed!

My wife and best-est friend Sherry