I have the opportunity to volunteer at a cancer institute every Monday.
It is truly an amazing place.
I have the best job in the hospital. I have a cart filled with cold juice, water, snacks,
blankets, hats, magazines and dvd's.
I have the opportunity to go into each of the patient rooms and offer them anything on
my cart. As I walk into the rooms I feel as though I am on sacred ground.
Each of these patients are fighting for their lives.
It is all very familiar to me, the bald heads, the beeping pumps,
the throw up buckets, the look in their eyes.
These patients and their family members have all come to know what is important
and what truly matters.
One of the hardest things about my volunteer job is looking through the obituaries
and finding that so many of my sweet friends didn't make it through the week.
It breaks my heart and brings me to tears.
Cancer is so unfair.
I hope and pray that I can keep focused and the clarity of what matters can
remain with me and I can see clearly what truly matters and what is
I've just got to post some pictures of Kristen.
These were all taken 3 years ago this very week.
Her last trip to the lake that she loved so much.
Thank you for reminding all of us to remember
what is truly important in life. Because of you we will continue to
look for joy every single day.