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Resilence, persistence and determination. . .

Sunday, September 30, 2012

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!!



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ITSHOWYOULIVE 10/10/2012 10:54PM

    I am late getting here but hope things are going/went well and that your husband is doing well. Prayers and hugs, your outlook is so positive, that is wonderful. Again, hope things are well. :)

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BECKYLIZ 10/8/2012 8:01AM

    My prayers for you and your DH. God bless.

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SHRINK_U 10/5/2012 1:34PM

    Love this blog. Prayers and well wishes to you and yours:::::::::::

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GODZDESIGN95 10/4/2012 6:15AM

    prayers going up!

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PLATINUM755 10/2/2012 7:12PM

    Love the blog...and best wishes to you and yours!

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NEWME0519 10/1/2012 8:15PM

    Wishing your Hubby a speedy recovery!

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DUKEFAN86 10/1/2012 8:19AM

    What an inspirational post! Will be lifting you two up.

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SUNNY332 9/30/2012 8:01PM

    Bless your husband's heart. So glad he has you by his side.

Know he will be in our thoughts and prayers. Do keep us posted.

Hugs, Sunny



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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/30/2012 7:14PM

    I sent a prayer for your husband and for you. With you by his side I know he will be in good hands.

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PEZMOM1 9/30/2012 4:00PM

    Keeping your husband in my prayers. Hoping all goes well.
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