Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A Brief "Hello"



Hi Friends! I'm still alive, haha. It's been a tough couple of weeks with a few different trials and tribulations for me to overcome. K's dad hasn't been doing too well. Having never really been this close to cancer before, it has been a humbling experience. K's mom has been so strong, and the family friends have been so supportive, that there's a brightness around the darkness. It's the silver lining on the cloud, I suppose... seeing all this love first hand. It has been hard watching someone who was once so vital and cheerful and strong be hit by cancer. It's sometimes hard to know where to allow your thoughts to go. I feel at times overwhelmed, and my sympathy and empathy go into full swing for K and his family... and other times I want to think of other things and to forget that all this is going on.


And then, as if the Universe were testing me, both of my cats had to go to the vet, for different things that were equally perplexing, and Jimmy Boo nearly died. That was when I knew that I had to step things up and start feeling more positive, as there is always something more to lose. Keeping your eye on the ball is important. The Ball, being your loved ones, whether human or animal. Everyone is now okay, if a little lighter and without all their gorgeous fur, ha ha! Both Beckham and Jimmy have patches of shaved areas due to getting blood drawn, and poor Jimmy has had his forearms shaved for IV drips, which make him look like he's wearing gloves!


So, life has been challenging me. I don't know how well I did, but I'm here, and I'm okay. There's more to come, of course, and I will try to stay strong and to be there for those I care about. It's all I can do. I hope that you and yours are doing well and are healthy and happy. Remember the gratitude... it's so important to cherish all those small wonders of life. You really never know when you will no longer have them.


xox love and blessings

7 comments:

Brandi Hussey said...

Oh, friend, what a rough time you've been having - I'm so sorry for it. I'll keep you and your loved ones in my thoughts. And know if you need to chat, I'm just an email away.

73mw said...

Thinking of you all Shari and sending virtual hugs your way x

Terriaw said...

Relieved to hear you're doing okay and coping through all that turmoil! That's a lot for one person to get through. I hope K's dad is recovering well. And I'm glad to hear your kitties are doing better. Man, that is really tough. My heart goes out to you!

Fenny Setiawan said...

Shari, hope things ok, Sorry dear not to visit often to your blog lately. Will keep you in my prayer.

shari said...

Thank you, Friends. I sincerely appreciate your kind words and sentiments. It makes me feel good to know that there are people like YOU out there!!

I'll be around... if not always blogging. Know that I'm reading YOUR blogs, even if I don't always comment!

xox

Erin Scholz said...

I know exactly what you mean about wanting to be there and wanting to not be there, you are doing great and the best you can. Blogging must be therapeutic, good for you! You have inspired me rediscover the blog I initialized and never started! I need to release some of what is in my head!

shari said...

Thanks, Erin... you definitely should start blogging again! And let me know when you do!! I'd love to keep up with you that way. :-)

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