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Celebrate Life!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Just a very short note, today. I woke up this morning and thought it was just a beautiful day. How thankful I am to have the things I do, how thankful I am to have a healthy family, a stable job, and really….that I should just celebrate life.

I had to take my daughter to Des Moines for an appointment this morning. I love to go places with her! She makes me feel young! At her appointment she was filling out some forms and I heard her very quietly sigh and let out a small awwww. I looked at her paper and asked what is it, Aut?

She pointed to today’s date 5/19…I felt that little sigh and awww slip out too.

My dad passed away 6 years ago, today. My dad had colon cancer and had pretty good quality of life up until the last couple of months. This I am thankful for. I sure miss him.

As with much of my life, I wasted away a lot of precious years with bad decisions. But thankfully my dad was able to see me pull myself up by my bootstraps and make a better life for me and my kids. I am glad it happened that way. In his last 5 years of life he was able to not worry about us and our safety.

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    I lost my Dad to cancer a few years ago. He smoked and drank and ate terrible all his life. He was funny and sweet and I loved him to death, but he was terrible to his body. He had a heart attach by age 42, and was always in the hospital for something with his heart every other year or so, then he got cancer in his throat and died at 61. His quality of life at the end was terrible and I remember that when I want to give up and treat my body terrible!!

    Anyway, thanks for the reminder to focus on the positives everyday! Life really is too short! emoticon
    3998 days ago
    Well this made me cry! I still miss both of my parents so much. Dad died Jan 15 1985, and Mom Feb 8, 1999. Sigh. But you are very right. It's good to know Dad got to see you in your "together" place. It's sounds as though you and I may share a similar past, our "misspent" youth. Thanks for reminding me to look up instead of down! TTYL Ellen emoticon
    4001 days ago
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    4004 days ago
    My mom just passed away to brain cancer. My heart is right with you.
    4005 days ago
    Aw. what a sweet tribute to your Dad. You are so right to remind us to be grateful for what we have.
    4008 days ago
    At least once a month everyone should take 5 minutes to think about the really positive things in their lives. emoticon
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