"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase"

Martin Luther King, Jr.



Sunday, January 4, 2015

December to Remember



There's a sad pain in my heart as I say goodbye to my family today, especially felt with my parents.  As a child I've been fortunate to personally witness my parents unconditional love, sacrifices, and deep concern for my life and my siblings.  I know that our parents would do anything for us within their means.  Life is difficult; as circumstances change it molds and shapes us.  Now we worry about our parents, make sacrifices and become saddened when life's difficulties weigh on them.  Their health, financial well being and happiness become part of our concern.  As a loving daughter it's only natural to feel this way without seeming codependent.  

Mom's cancer is truly the icing on the cake regrading challenges for her personally and for all that love her.  Our lives have forever changed over the past 6 years.  I still have a hard time accepting that it's true and that her pain and suffering are actually happening.  I spend every November and December in deep thought over the subject.  It was November 2008 when she was diagnosed and December 2008 when her father (our Boppie) passed away.  I spent the whole month worried we would loose our Mom too.  It was the worst pain and fear I've ever experienced.  

I know that we are all so grateful for each day that Mom continues her flight and each moment we're able to share with her is cherished.  I know that we've become stronger people and learned to focus on the more important things in life.  We've become positive and brave yet realistic about the hardships each day.  I can truly say that I have the very BEST family and I'm so proud to be a part of their lives.  I know we will KERRY ON in 2015 keeping positive and helping Mom through her fight one day at a time.  Please remember to show appreciation for all that you have.  Be grateful for each day and reach out to show love and compassion as much as possible.  Everyone is fighting a battle and everyone needs love!

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