Haiti, Angiosarcoma, Love. Life is so interesting. It’s a simple twist and turn of events, yet sometimes the insanely depressing, and the pronounced joy are so intertwined life becomes incredibly complicated.
Haiti. My thoughts are especially with my cousin’s in laws as she awaits word. My home church of New Danville has also sent a team to St. Marc, a trip that had been planned long before the earthquake. My thoughts and prayers are with all of them and many more as they face these tragedies that come so unexpectedly.
Angiosarcoma. Today an Angiosarcoma survivor messaged me on Facebook. She came across my blog a year ago, and now decided to message me, and she’s a survivor. How exciting an encouraging. Yet in that, a sarcoma patient I follow on Twitter from the Johns Hopkins Team Sarcoma bike ride is facing a surgery to remove new growth and facing the battle of how much longer to keep fighting. Both break my heart and give me joy.
Love. Comes unexpectedly. As I attempt to date again, I just don’t know what’s happening. I have had some MAJOR DATE FAILURES. I have chosen not to exploit this much on the blog as it’s quite personal and still new to me, but wow, can I just say there are some losers out there and I seem to keep finding them.
But today, watching a movie preview on the tube about “Dear John” I am reminded that love comes unexpectedly and beautifully, just as it did with Kevin. With Kevin, I had given up on dating and searching and decided to finally pursue my dream of moving to Montana and beginning my life without trying to find someone else to join me in it…and then he showed up in my inbox. In the back of my mind I keep hoping that someone will come along to help me join my life journeys, but that may not be in the cards for a while, and I still need to continue living and dreaming and achieving.
Life goes on despite having a partner or not. While I do believe that having a partner creates a special new adventure, and that I want love like that again, I cannot keep holding onto the hope that someone will come along and complete that immediately. My life has to begin and cannot be held up-yet again, I am faced with knowing how short life is, yet finding it hard to embrace that simple phrase.
Life comes unexpectedly, beautifully, and is intricately enveloped. Nothing is ironic or coincidental, it is all here with a purpose, as are we.
So glad I know you.
So glad I discovered this website. I now want to go back and read the other entries to see how far you’ve come on your journey. I am facing the loss of someone I love with dread but your entries are inspiring to me – so honest!