My husband recently learned that he's going to need surgery. Two years ago, 10/13/2010, the date he had his cancerous bladder removed. He's much better than he was then. Everyday he meets the challenge to live his life on his terms.
He's an inspiration to me and exemplifies how tough the human spirit is. They say God doesn't give you more than you can bear. I think God chooses people who have a certain stubbornness and fight mentality in their personality because they are less likely to bend to the pressures and stresses that life can throw at us.
It reminds me of Maya Angelou's poem, Still I Rise:
"You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it." – Maya Angelou
The second week in October he will have surgery and he will yet again, be renewed in resilience, persistence and determination to start a new. He'll dust himself off and get back to living his life.
We've been married for 14 years, together for 16 years and it seems like it was just yesterday that we met. He's the same sweet gentle spirit, kind hearted, 100% invested friend, I knew then and now. He's my rock and I'm his.
October brings new challenges but nothing we can't handle together. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. While it's not a surgery related to cancer, thank goodness for that, it's another surgery. If things go as scheduled it is Outpatient and he'll come home to recover and heal. See the Angel over this little boy in the photo? Look closely.
We'll get through it and he will be himself once again. Below is hubby with our grandson.
Below is Hubby & riding lawn mower. He got this at the beginning of 2010.
We both live with our glasses half full.
"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle." Plato.
If anyone out there is struggling in one way or another. . . be resilient, persistent and determined. Also be OPTIMISTIC!!