Tuesday, October 9, 2007

How Would You Live?

Mom met with her oncologist today.
The news isn't great.
It's not even good.
One year.
One year.
365 days.
8,760 hours.
525,600 minutes.
31,536,000 seconds.
I can't even grasp my mind around it.
However, no more tears.
I have cried enough these past few days.
There will be plenty of time for that,
when it doesn't matter.
Right now, all that matters is living.
And loving.

7 comments:

Sniz said...

My mother is a breast cancer survivor, but when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer, the pain and shock were staggering. I can imagine your pain. I am soo sorry!

Mommy said...

No one could have said it better than you.

Pam said...

You are in an impossible situation...your pain runs so deep and there are no words...I hate that I can't help or make it better...I wish there was something, anything, I could do or say....but, as always, you have a great perspective on it...enjoy the time you have together while you have it- you are an inspiration to all of us!

lizzie said...

again, my prayers are with you.

Candy said...

You're right... all that matters is living and loving in the moment. There'll be time enough for sadness.

My prayers are with you & your family.

Common Mom said...

I'm thinking about you every single day.

My mom was given 6-10 months to live . . . 7 years ago. We are thankful for every single day.

karen said...

a friend's uncle just celebrated 3 years since being given last rites.
i just found your blog. i'm so glad i did. i think you're a great writer- and i'm thinking of you in this hard time.