Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cancer is a horrible thing. I have lost my grandma to Pancreatic,my grandpa had skin cancer although Parkinson's Disease took his life, my mom succumbed to colon cancer, my dad had lymphoma although he died because he couldn't live without my mom. my uncle had stomach cancer my aunt had bone cancer,another aunt had breast cancer, my father in law had leukemia. Several fine and wonderful friends have had several types some have lived and some have died. I refuse to memorialize a disease, there are many diseases in the land and my family have been touched by a great many of them, diabetes, heart disease, crohns disease, cancer, cystic fibrosis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, lupus, MS. Why should adisease be memorialized? People are important, how they live, who they are and what has been bettered because they were here is what is important. My mother lived her life, it was at times a hard life, she taught me many things. Her sickness was short and her death was indeed memorable, but it is not her sickness or her death that I remember it is her life, her lessons, and her laugh.