See, the thing about about life is, that death always follows. You never know when it’s going to creep up on you. One day you’re here and the next day you’re not. That’s if you’re lucky. Some people aren’t so lucky and suffer for months before the angel takes them. The angel of death, that is.
It doesn’t matter how old you are or what color you are or even what background you come from. It doesn’t discriminate. It’s not prejudice. And it identifies with everyone. This is the one thing that every living creature on this earth have in common. It’s true.
Now, the question is, if the angel of death decides tomorrow that it’s your turn to go, would everything prior to that day be exactly the way you wanted it to be. Would you be content with the decisions you’ve made? Or, would you say to yourself, “fuck, I wish I had more time because…”
Think about it.
Are there things you want to do? Things you want to say? Places you want to go? Are there dreams you want to pursue? Is there something you want to reach for but just can’t find the courage to do so?
Are there old friends you want to get in touch with? Does anything need resolving?
I was sitting on my back porch when my sister called me crying because her mother-in-law’s cancer had traveled from her spinal cord to her brain. It was then that I realized this woman really did have cancer. Her breast cancer was in remission for well over five years when, about two years ago, she found out it had come back only to settle in her bones. She went through chemotherapy and radiation but it never really took it away.
Last winter she had surgery on her hip to help with the pain she endured, although, It didn’t stop her from driving to Florida in February. She made sure she went to her camper as many weekends as possible, even if it meant driving there in severe pain. Although, she was sick as a dog from radiation, she stayed out of the hospital as much as possible. Maybe, that’s why I never thought of her as having cancer.
She is a fighter, she’s courageous and she never gives up. Today, she still thinks she can beat this monster. I would say that she lives everything.
My prayers are with her.
God bless her forever.