A Lot Great...Live Like You're Dying: Hope for Sarah

The mantra of our website is from Mother Teresa: "We can do no great things; only small things with great love." Here are the loves and struggles of a woman who embodies this way of life. Sarah's blog could be about you, your sister, or a neighbor. She has two babies and smudged toddler finger-print mirrors. And terminal cancer. We would like to pass on her blog, and her April fundaiser, because it is changing our lives:

"Have you ever heard of the song written by Tim McGraw; "Live Like You Were Dying?" Honestly, it's gone thru my mind more than once. A couple of years ago I heard it on the radio, at first the lyrics bothered me, the song hit to close to my heart. I'd push the lyrics out of my mind. After a while they began to pierce my heart. Was I living like I was dying? Doing the things that I truly desired to do? My Oncologist has told me that I was "terminal", and not"going" to get better... I of course disagree. It really got me down one day so I called my Daddy to talk about it. he said; "Sarah, aren't we all terminal? We don't know how much time we have on this can change in an instant for anyone. Live each day." His words rang true in my soul."

"Yesterday, I had a rough day...Today I'm grateful for second chances. I'm grateful the sun came up, and we had blue skies. I'm grateful that I woke up. I'm grateful I could talk to an old friend. I'm grateful my kids could play with there friends. I'm grateful I could go on a drive. I'm grateful my kids were so happy. I'm grateful we weeded the garden together. I'm grateful for the sunshine on my back. I'm grateful for little kisses and hugs. I'm grateful for my better half. I'm grateful I could sit and be still. I'm grateful I could talk to my sister, I love her. I'm grateful I could use my body. I'm grateful for my green shake. I'm grateful for my health. I'm grateful for my voice. I'm grateful for this journey and experiences life is giving me. I'm grateful for the time I've been given. I'm grateful for second chances."

Please consider running Sarah's 5K or donating through her blog. "Donations will be used to help pay the mountain of medical bills, a necessary evil to fight this cancer and win," says her little brother, who spearheads the fundraising efforts.


Leslie said...

What an amazing lady! My thoughts and prayers are with her

Dawn Wessman said...

She really is. We should pass her info on to others.


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