On Monday, a group of people I used to work with in Austin sent me a goodie box. The box was full of cards and well wishes and just about every one of them had a personal note. Two particularly come to mind, anyone that knows me would agree I have the maturity level of somewhere between an 8 and 13-year-old boy. So filling play poop with Hersey’s Kisses is right up my alley. It was pretty awesome, thanks a bunch Tracy.
The next was a card that had a guardian angel medal inside. The thing that makes this so special is the story behind the medal. The person that passed it on to me, carried it when she has having a difficult pregnancy with one of her daughters. She said the medal was a constant reminder that everything was in God’s hands and he would make sure things worked for the best. I now carry that medal with me daily, as the same reminder, regardless of how this chapter ends God’s will be done. Laura thanks a bunch for the medal and the story.
The same day a high school buddy sent me a Third Monkey shirt. If you have been reading you know the story of the third monkey if not here you go. Another friend of mine early on in my cancer fight sent me a message and he said “fight like you are the third monkey on the ramp to Noah’s Ark.” I don’t think there is a better analogy to describe this fight. There is room for 2 but there are 3 on the ramp. Lord knows that is going to be one hell of a fight. I feel the same way, this isn’t going to be easy but this old dawg has a lot of fight in him. That combined with all the prayers being said for me give me great hope and optimism.
Lastly my sister’s friend, Renee, who I want to remind you, I’ve met once sent me a book of mediations that I have enjoyed every morning. Most importantly they are spot on. Like today’s “walk by faith, not by sight”. “This frees you to experience exuberantly the joyous reality of My Presence.”
In addition to the book a Himalayan Salt Lamp showed up at my door this week. In all honesty I had no idea what it was, however after reading a lit bit about them, everyone should own one. Renee you never cease to amaze me, thanks for everything!
Lastly Happy Birthday to my Sister Chrissy. She has been an unyielding rock in my battle. From words of encouragement, to popping up for a visit to a swift kick in the ass when needed Chrissy has been a great resource and source of inspiration. It wasn’t that long ago she was in her own battle with cancer. Happy Birthday and Thanks for Everything!