We were delighted to learn on Mother's Day that our son and his lovely wife are going to be parents in November. It will be our first grand child and I can't wait to see what is in store for our family.
But this month has also brought deaths. Just yesterday I attended a funeral for a 32 year old (same age as my son). And although this beautiful young lady had health issues it is still hard to mourn her loss and that of her parents. Today, I received word that a friend of many years lost her valiant fight with cancer. She was so tough and a real trooper through all of it. My heart is broken about it. She was brave and posted not long ago on her Facebook page that we must all love while we can, live while we can and stay in the moment. This is so true -- a devastating illness shouldn't have to teach us this -- but many times it does.
I am finding it harder and harder to do things and it is getting me down. I know I am to expect this considering how well I am doing, but it is frustrating. It is hard to admit to friends that many things that are so simple are beyond my reach -- what more can I say?