Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cancer Bitch - Making Every Day Count

"It's so strange to me that something so horrible could bring about so many blessings"

The "Today Show" this morning featured Elisa and Nathan Bond, a young couple battling cancer . They've been married 5 years, have a toddler - she's been diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer and he's got Stage 3 rectal cancer. While it should have been a depressing story, I was inspired by their spirit. They made the decision to celebrate each day. Like me, they blog because its cathartic and an easy way to keep in touch with family and friends. And, like me, they have a wonderful network of friends and family to see them through.

Life is like a big pot of gumbo (food obsession rears its ugly head). Its spicy, delicious and every now and then you have to spit out a crawfish head, but you keep eating.

I look forward to going to work (lot of crawfish heads, but who cares?) I'm walking Duncan everyday and trying to stick to the diet - I actually ate only HALF a lemon cupcake yesterday. And it was a damn good cupcake too.

As far as I'm concerned, everyday is Mardi Gras. And who doesn't like a religious festival with parades, great food, alcohol, and people who throw jewelry at you for showing your ta-tas? Methodists can't begin to compete.

I'm tucking some Mardi Gras beads in my purse today, just as a reminder.

Today Show Feature on Elisa and Nathan Bond


Moe said...

Optimism is such an important part of life and in that you are a great role model for me

jallen said...

half a cupcake -- you are indeed an inspiration!

felicia said...

Half a cupcake!! Now that is something I have never achieved in life and never will. Yeah, you got to eat that gumbo and spit out the crappy parts. Thanks for sharing that lesson.

dramaxbaby said...

That story also inspired me. My mom had cancer just this past year, and you really do have to make every day count.

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