Wednesday, April 6, 2011

It's the little things.....

When you live with cancer....it's amazing how much the "little" things make such an enormous impact. This morning, I awoke and my honey said "I've made your coffee". This, from a man, who has been almost unable to put one foot in front of the other for a couple of months.

Today .....he:

(1) cooked breakfast, for the two of us
(2) unloaded the dishwasher and put the dishes away
(3) loaded the dishwasher
(4) dusted, after I vacuumed

To most of you, this probably doesn't seem like much .....but to me....it brings tears to my eyes. When you live with someone that has cancer, it's just the little things they are able to do that mean so much.

We appreciate the fact that our loved one has a day with manageable pain....not a day with no pain...that may never happen again. But, a day where the pain is controllable.

We appreciate the fact that they feel like getting up and moving from one spot to another. Not running a race, or doing anything that requires much strength ....just getting up and moving around.

We appreciate the little things, that most of you may take for granted ....things that we took for granted, before cancer.

It's the little things that bring a smile to my face, and my heart, and tears to my eyes.

3 comments:

  1. Amen Sarah!!!!!

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  2. Well you know I know how important this is! I'm so, so happy for you guys! Well done!

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  3. Angie and Lori: Both of you know how this is....it really is "just the little things" that mean the world.

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