Wednesday, March 12, 2008

why so quiet?

Well, the reason for the silence is we are visiting Kev's father and step-mother. We flew in on Monday and are flying home tomorrow. Quick visit. It's been lovely to see them, and Kev's sister.

There is so much going on back home, though. I just learned that a friend of mine (she was my rep from Ellington) has decided to stop treatment for her aggressive cancer (her doctors told her that it was the most aggressive he'd ever seen). This will mean later today, I expect to receive and update that she has passed. She was an amazing woman. Vibrant, full of life. I adored working with her. I loved her the first time I met her. I have posted to her guestbook, where I am sure her family will read the posts to her, and told her how much I loved her.

My Grandma Sam is showing more signs of a dementia we never knew was looming (well, I never knew). Dad put a post up at his site...I'd link to it, but just go to my sidebar and click on One Man's View from Lansing, Kansas. The computer here is a bit slow.

If I've learned anything from these two amazing women, it is this:

Live life to the fullest. Don't take anything for granted. Don't hold grudges. Be joyful.

3 comments:

StarSpry said...

I'm sorry such sad things are going on right now!

But, I really love what you learned from those two women! Such wonderful thoughts to live by.

bronxbt said...

oh sweet shannykins...

my heart goes out to you, your friend, your grandmother and anyone else who needs a good squish! (gawldarnit!)

so wonderful to hear how you've taken into account the lessons learned from these two lucky wimmins who have known YOU.

*BIGSQUOOSH*

b

Becky said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend and your Grandma -- and I couldn't agree more with your last bit. We just never know how much time we'll have, so we might as well enjoy it while we have it.