Learning to soar above life's unexpected circumstances
Sunday, September 29, 2013
I'm still here!
Four years after a diagnosis that changed my life, I'm still here. My body continues to decline, but me… The one you know, I'm still here. My soul, my mind… The essence of who I am, is unpolluted by mind-altering drugs. My body can't do all the things I love, but I still love those things.
I love a cool rain on a hot summer day. I love pecan pie. I love the smiles on my grandchildren's faces. I love hot buttered popcorn. I love laughing with my husband. I love the first bike ride of spring. I love playing cards with friends. I love camping in the mountains. I love the sound of a lighthouse on a foggy morning. I love having breakfast on the gazebo. I love crawling between freshly washed sheets. I love roasting marshmallows over a campfire. I love reading the Bible first thing in the morning. I love… Because He loved me first.
My body is decaying… But I'm still here. I'm not giving up so don't give up on me. I'm still here!