Friday, July 22, 2011

Black and White


Remember as a child, everything seemed so cut and dry, black and white so to speak?  You knew the general rhythm of things, adults took care of the scary or difficult stuff so that all you had to do was play or maybe do a little homework and some chores.  For those of us with happy childhoods, that was how life went day to day.

Right now I have two friends, both of their names start with the letter "J," and for them life is not so black and white.  Life has become infinite shades of gray as both of them are fighting, and thankfully winning their war against cancer.  One is newly diagnosed, while the other friend has been undergoing treatment for quite some time now.

I hate cancer and all that it requires both mentally and physically!  Yet as the bystander, all I can do is let them know how much I care and to give them some support.  It's not much, and I wish there was more I could do, like wave a magic wand.  But some things just aren't that easy once you are all grown up.

Wishing you all a very calm weekend, and if you haven't told someone in your life how much you love them lately, please do...it will mean the world to both of you!

11 comments:

  1. Thank you for the poignant reminder of the fragility of life, Kat...I try never to take it for granted! Hope you have a wonderful(and cooler) weekend!

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  2. Hi Kat,
    It is always good to be reminded to how precious our health is..and never to miss that moment of being kind! it is a lovely and powerful post!
    ox

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  3. AWESOME post!!!
    Please come visit me..
    there is a surprise party going on for a very dear Mermaid sister..
    but she has not a clue!!!
    yay!!
    Hugs.
    Loui♥

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  4. Thanks for the reminder... I do have a couple of friends to call right now...

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  5. Life was so simple...but as an adult it's full of challenges! I love your beautiful photo! Enjoy your weekend! ♥

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  6. Beautiful photo - poignant reminder.

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  7. Do pets count? I tell them I love them all the time. I'm sorry about your friends' going through this. I wish them the best.
    Brenda

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  8. Kat, that is so sad! I wish your friends all the best.

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  9. Kat, I am so very sorry and I am praying for your friends that they continue to win the war against cancer.
    It is so hard to be a bystander but knowing that you support them I bet means the world to them.
    xoxo

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  10. You have such a gift with words Kat. I pray your friends each return to experiencing the simple gift of what a normal day provides without the horrors of dealing with cancer. xo ~Lili

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