Friday, October 23, 2009

Date Day

Today was just an ordinary day (in the life of a cancer patient) and we went for my morning blood-letting.....then we forgot that anything was wrong and had our pretty usual Friday "date day". When we retired and quit working (outside the home), we realized after a few months that life has a way of just consuming each of us. You can get so busy doing "things", good things, worthy things, necessary things....and lose each other in this chaos of doing. We realized that the first priority for us is each other (after the first priority of God in our lives, of course). We set aside Friday to be our day for each other, even if we do nothing but work in the yard. We usually eat lunch out, we used to go to movies but find hardly any good ones anymore. Sometimes we go to small towns around middle Tennessee, look for antiques, small collectibles, go to state parks, just anything to be together and shut out the world for that day. We do our best "planning ahead"---even if we never carry out some plans--it is fun to sit and make lists of what we dream of doing, places we dream of going to, ideas for projects at home or for family. We have several small trips --2-3 day trips that involve playhouses and only a few hours drive from here, and those are always fun. We love driving to see family, although that involves more time and planning. So for most of today, we forgot that next week will get here and more "stuff" to endure (which I do in order to hope and pray it will work and kill this cancer). I don't mean to be negative, but I do need to "vent" occasionally--I hate the cancer but I love life and family and if this is what it takes to be with family longer then I am willing to do whatever it takes!! This is John's favorite verse: "This is the day which the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

1 comment:

  1. Glad y'all were able to get out and enjoy! I also hate cancer and you are allowed to vent- its your blog! :)