Sunday, August 10, 2008

This year just sucks in so many ways. I thought it was just the month of May being bad, but I keep hearing so much bads news lately. Just when I think I've got a handle on one pile of crap, suddenly there's another heaping portion.

If I've learned anything in the past few years, it's that times like this make me appreciate all the more the hugs I get, the kindness I receive, the laughing fits I have. That's the stuff that we call life and what makes us human. Too bad with all that good comes the bad and the ugly.

My sister has cancer. Stage IV gastric cancer to be exact. In the last few weeks she's had abdominal surgery, a medication infusion device implanted, and started chemo. Several other people I know have recently been diagnosed with some form of cancer. And now 2 other people I care about are waiting on results. These are all young people. Not to be mean, because I love old people more than most people do, but honestly, it's just not fair for so many young vibrant lives to be threatened. It's just not right and I'll never understand it. But it is what it is.

There's no reason for this post other than my wanting to record my feelings at this moment. I look forward to the day when my biggest concern will be whether I'm dating or not.