ARTCollaborations News • February 12, 2018
This year has been an especially difficult one. There are two people I call Father in my life (who far and away have earned the title) and one passed away from Cancer abruptly this past May and the other has Stage IV Esophageal Cancer. I’ve decided the C word should be among words they consider to be cuss words at this point. If I never heard the word again, I’d be a happy person (though I am sure anyone who currently has, has had, or cares about someone with Cancer would agree).
Keep It Simple
After a fair bit of trial and error, I’ve decided the best idea is to just take things one day at a time and attempt to get back to something that resembles “normal life” though I admit that is far more difficult than it seems. Hopefully a little at a time things will get easier but until then I’m going to keep doing the best I can to keep moving forward and handling the things I need to (I’m pretty sure both Dads would give me an earful and be fairly irritated if I cave under the stress so I keep trying to keep that in mind)
Life is such a fragile thing…
One thing this whole experience has taught me is how fragile life is and just how precious. One minute the world is perfect and the next it’s turned upside down. I thought I learned that lesson all ready when my Grandmother passed away but apparently I was in need of a refresher course (though a memo rather than sadness and heartbreak would have been better).
Show those you love how much they mean to you (don’t just say it – and do it even when times are tough or the relationship is strained) as you never know when today may be the last day…
Happy Almost Birthday Papa, We Miss You <3