Sometimes Life is Not Fair
Sometimes life sucks and is not at all fair. We all know this…and once again that fact has been illuminated this week.
Earlier this week, my step-grandpa was admitted to the hospital because he was in severe pain.Yesterday, biopsy results came back positive. He has lung cancer. And it’s bad. It’s all over his lungs and has spread to his liver. 😦
That in itself is awful and hard and sad. My poor nana is still taking on her own battle with breast cancer. My grandaddy’s two daughters lost their mother two weeks ago to lung cancer. And now this is happening.
Sometimes life sucks and is not at all fair.
I could sit here and whine all day about how I can’t believe another devastating health problem is impacting my family, but I’m not going to. That won’t change anything, and it certainly won’t get us anywhere. I don’t think the reality of this situation has completely sunk in yet. I’m in a state of disbelief. I know that when it subsides, sadness (and probably anger) is going to take over.
I’m not sharing this to make you sad and I definitely don’t want you to feel pity. I’m doing this to remind you, and myself, to really take advantage of every day that you have and to never take for granted your loved ones. You really never know when life is going to throw you a fastball that will shatter your world as you know it.
I’m also writing this because I ask that you please keep my grandaddy, nana, and family in your thoughts and prayers.
An important thing for me right now is to keep doing things as I normally do.
Last night, Chris and I went to dinner with his mom and sister. It was their “goodbye” dinner for him since we leave for Florida tomorrow morning.
We went to one of our favorite whole in the wall restaurants- Whole World Natural Restaurant. This place is awesome. All of the food and baked goods are made fresh, and Chris loves it because he can get pizza with non-dairy cheese :). If you’re ever in Columbus, OH and want some good vegetarian or vegan meals- go here! Also, it’s BYOB!
I’ve got a busy day ahead of me- which is good to keep my mind off of my grandaddy and the fact that I have 1 week left with Chris :(.
Here in a little bit I’m gonna go get my butt kicked by Chris again. That’s good, considering I’ll be in the car for the next two days and won’t be able to workout! This afternoon I have to pack and then I’m going to part of my friend Jenna’s bachelorette party tonight!
Tomorrow and Sunday I’ll be helping Chris drive down to Boca Raton, Fl so I won’t be doing my normal blogging. I’m sorry! But no worries, once we’re down there I’ll have internet so I’ll keep you updated on my last few days with him in Florida.
Thank you guys for being so awesome! I am amazed every single day by this blogging community and I really do love it more than I can describe! I apologize for having a sad post, but I don’t want to always write things just because they are happy. My blog is about my life…and it isn’t always chocolate and rainbows.
I hope you all have great Fridays and fabulous weekends!
How do you get through hard times in your life?
What are some fun ways you stay entertained on long road-trips? I need some ideas for this weekend!