I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. Confucius
Sometimes, just sometimes, I forget. I forget who I am, what I stand for and I forget why I cry. Sometimes I forget that I am sick, but often I let it go. I forget that I have Grave’s disease, I forget that my heart is racing, I forget that I am sick, it’s all good, until you remind me. I will live with this until I die, could you not remind me please.
If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or fight like hell. ~Lance Armstrong
My next award goes out to Renee at Nae’s nest. In case those of you who don’t follow my blog aren’t aware Renee has liver cancer and she is deathly afraid. I send this award out to you Nae to remind you to be strong. I offered to send you some of my bandanas, which you refused. I have a ton of hats I would gladly send you. If I knew what I could do to help you through this I would give it to you. Be strong! That’s my best advice to you. Please don’t be afraid because, at the end of the day, you are still beautiful! Beautiful to me! What can I do to help you? I know, the same thing I always do…a song….just for you my love. I may not physically be with you but I am with you in spirit…………..Peace, as always….Jaz Here’s your award! I drew this and I did this image of the crane when I had given up, I realized I wasn’t done yet! Don’t you dare give up!
Here’s your song! I realize this is the worst song in the universe but I thought I would give it to you anyway. If nothing more it will hand you a laugh!
The water is your friend. You don’t have to fight with water, just share the same spirit as the water, and it will help you move. ~Aleksandr Popov
I had forgotten how great swimming is. When you swim you are weightless, all that stands before you, above you, below you is the blue. How quickly we forget, but it only takes a child to make you remember. Kira made me go shopping for a new bathing suit, that was painful! It was well worth it. We dove, we swam and I forgot, until yesterday, how cool it was to swim. When you are in the water everything is free, you don’t feel pain, you don’t feel much of anything. The water, cold when it first touches the skin, reminds you that there is peace. I felt a relaxation I hadn’t felt in months, thank you Kira!
And on that note.