Life has been a bit overwhelming these past few….well, years. My posts on this blog have been few. I decided to take a minute to get back to writing and simply write. No deadlines, no grammar checks, and no editors. My thoughts and my words.
When a loved one has a chronic illness, it has a domino effect on your family, and often you’re operating in crisis mode. It’s difficult but allows you to see yourself and those around you more clearly. Turn around and see who is still there and who has stepped away. By still there, I do not mean those you see every day – I mean the people who will always return a call, meet for coffee, or send a card to say they are grateful that you are in their life. If only I could find the words to express what it meant to open that card.
And for those who have stepped away, it’s ok. Sometimes, you don’t know what to say, so it’s better for you to say nothing. There are no bad feelings or hurtful intentions. I am grateful that you were part of my life, and our paths may cross again.
On the flip side, we make new connections or reconnect with someone we thought had stepped away. It’s the way life changes, and we change with it.
I am the queen of inspirational quotes, and this captures my thoughts….
“No one comes into your life by chance. People come into our lives when we need them to. Our paths crossed for a reason. A need was met. Some will stay longer than others, but all should be embraced. Just as others will be what you need, you will also be what others need. Open your eyes, arms and heart.” – Joseph Andrus
So, until our paths cross again….dance like no one is watching.