For my buddy Scotty
Friday, July 04, 2014
Today is the 4th of July. A day to be thankful for so many things. Our freedom. A day to give thanks to all that made that freedom possible. Also a day of learning.
I found out today that a friend of ours is being treated for cancer. Chemo. Talk about having the wind knocked out of you. And tears. As I watch the news tonight and their review of the fireworks, I am having my own fireworks. The blasts. The bang. I already had that today when I talked to my friend Scott. It hurts. I can only offer my help. I can only offer support on this journey he has to face. Many others have that same trek. I pray for them for strength, but I also am selfish enough to pray for my strength. The tears come so easily. I notice how life goes on and am grateful for that. It's always been like that. In our darkest hours, life goes on. People talk. People shop. People go on with their days. And that is how it should be. We cannot mourn forever and we do not all mourn the same things.
So I hope to now give strength to my friend. And be there for him when he needs someone to listen, someone to lean on. And at the same time, I will be thinking of the ones that I know are dealing with similar issues and need prayers and peace and a shoulder to lean on. God bless our USA and all of us. We have so much to be thankful for.