LIFE, I find myself asking WHY is this happening???

Life is full of adventures, laughter, tears, fun times, and unfortunately death.

LifeI have recently learned someone very dear and close to me has been diagnosed with a terminal/end stage disease.  I cannot and will not treat them any different than I always have, yet I want to do whatever I can to make their last days, weeks, months (hopefully years) full of love, laughter, hugs, smiles, happiness, and reminiscing.

I find myself in quite a perplexing situation as I was asked not to share the newly learned information with anyone we know; however, I believe said mutually known “people” would want to know what this person is facing and that their time on earth is not as long as we would hope.

So, since I have made a promise to keep the “in confidence,” confident, all I can say is tell your family and friends how you feel about them.  It does not hurt anyone to let them know daily (while sincerely) that you love them.  Take the time and tell them how your life has been enriched by their presence, the jokes shared, or how the sound of their voice makes you smile.

Don’t look at situations as a burden, accept them as an opportunity to do something unselfishly for another.

We truly do not know what another’s life is like, their burdens, their sorrows, what they’re thinking, what they wish.  There is no way to fully comprehend as we do not walk in their shoes.

As I have so harshly been reminded over and over again these last many years….our time on earth is so very short and death is so mercilessly final.


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4 Responses to LIFE, I find myself asking WHY is this happening???

  1. I’m sorry for your friend and hope that by the time he/she is near to making his/her transition that they have made peace with it, as well as you. I agree that life can change in an instant. That struck home with me during the Boston Marathon when one instant a person was running a marathon and the next they didn’t have legs. We take so much for granted and think of only what we don’t have, rather than being in gratitude for the richness of our lives. I suppose it is the human condition. But thank you for the reminder that we can do better.

    • Mendy Kelley says:

      The Boston Marathon affected me much in the same way as you. Life is so delicate, so precious and it is a shame we let life get in the way of living and loving. I know we all have questions yet to be answered, some may never be; however, we are here and need to make the most of each day we are given.

      Thank you for stopping by and reading our blog.

  2. Christine Campbell says:

    Sad news for you. But, you’re right, we need to use these times to remind ourselves how precious life and love are.

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