“No one ever said life would always be easy, just so worth it.” That is something I have really come to understand and appreciate over the years. A big regret of mine is that it is only in this late stage of my life that I have come to realize and truly appreciate that.
I have had 5 heart attacks and with each one my thinking began to change. More and more with each in progression. Hey surprisingly I also found my taste buds changed a little with each in turn. I now enjoy a cup of tea and even eat Brussel sprouts, sheesh where did that come from. Things were changing for me but really it took the, “you are dying words” coming out of my doctors mouth to really bring big changes to my thinking. “Two years if I am lucky”. That conversation cheered me right down. I give thanks to our Heavenly Father as here we are 7 years later and I am still poking away. I may not have the same zip and drive but everything considered I am doing well.
It is strange but back in my younger days I used to joke around that when my time came I wanted to be hit by lightning or something. Put me down and out fast before I know what is happening. Well that thought didn’t come to be for which I am so very grateful. It may sound strange but hearing those words from my doctor has turned out to be on of the greatest blessings of my life. It opened my mind to the realities of life what is and isn’t important. When you see and realize that you are able to live life not endure it. Things in life that would have had me in a flap don’t even register on my radar any more.
Now that doesn’t mean I am oblivious to all that goes on around me and that nothing gets to me. Example, a month or so ago we had a plumber come to the house. First off he was 6 hours late in getting there. I had a doctors appointment that afternoon and with him being so late I wasn’t home when he arrived. He had in fact been there for about 1/2 hour when I arrived home. The job was straight forward and Vi had told him what was needed. When I arrived home Vi was a little upset saying the plumber was arrogant and had been rude to her. Don’t let things get to me, phooey, anyone want to guess how long it took me to throw him out of the house.
I was on the chat line just a few moments ago with evaND777. It was nice chatting with you. I am so very sorry to hear of your brothers cancer. I am assuming we got cut off or something as suddenly you just weren’t there. I am not sure when we got cut off or if you got my last few posts..You asked if I would be willing to chat with your brother and the answer was and is yes. I invite you and your brother to comment on the blog and I know support will be there for you. If either of you want to chat one on one leave me a message on the blog telling me so and I will contact you.
PS. I just noticed the stats for the blog. It has been a while since I looked at them. Today some time someone will be visitor #300,000. Just out of interest if that happens to be you please leave me a message, it is another milestone.