Saturday, September 24, 2011

Life is short...

too short.

Thursday LB and I headed to Oklahoma. As most of you know, if you have been following my blog for the past year, my dad was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in May of 2010, just one month after this photo was taken:
This is one of my best, favorite memories of all times.  And now I cherish this photo...He cheered me across the finish line of my first marathon. I'm not sure who is the proudest person in that picture, all three of us are just beaming. Growing up my dad never missed a basketball game or cross country meet. It was only fitting that he was there for my first marathon.

I don't have any words right now to express my thoughts and feelings. I don't know how much to share or what write about. I wish I could write about running on the red dirt roads, or races, age group wins, swimming or biking. I wish I could write about training and paces but it all seems so insignificant right now. Cancer sucks. It is just one of those things that no matter how healthy you are, active or physically fit you are (case in point: Lance Armstrong) you, we, I, are not safe and immune to cancer. Life is short and precious....


I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Hug your parents, spouse, friends, kids, grandparents, loved ones....you never know when something will become your most cherished memory.

30 comments:

  1. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Big hugs.

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  2. Thinking of you, Amanda. Glad you have your little guy with you.

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  3. You are in my thoughts often. Sending warm thoughts your way.

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  4. My heart is heavy for you and your family.

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  5. Cancer does suck. Saying a prayer for you and yours.

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  6. Cancer SUCKS so bad =(

    Wishing you and your daddy nothing but the best.

    XO

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  7. Hugs from the hubs.

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  8. Cancer sucks and I still can't believe they can't find a cure...

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  9. Sending you good thoughts and prayers!

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  10. Praying for you and your family. Hope to see you when you get back so I can give you a great big hug! Love you girl.

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  11. My prayers are with you. You are so lucky to have such a wonderful dad! Be strong.

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  12. Sending good thoughts to you and your family. Sorry you're having to deal with this.

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  13. Sending big hugs and lots of strength your way. :(

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  14. Sending prayers your way. My neighbor has cancer, we have had some big scares. Just when we think everything is in the clear something else goes wrong. Its scary. He is more than a neighbor to me and I would be devistated if something happened to him. We call him Pop and his wife Ma. They helped me so much when my fiance was deployed. I couldn't imagine my life without him.

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  15. Big hugs to you and your family. Thoughts and Prayers to you AB.

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  16. Praying that you cherish those moments and make the most of all your future moments with your Dad!! You are one lucky girl to have such a devoted father!!Thinking and praying for you!

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  17. thinking of you today. hug LB a little tighter...

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  18. so far I have been very lucky with my parents and i thank god for it every day because like you they mean so much to me. You are in all of our thoughts and prayers...just know virtually we're all sending love your way

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  19. I wrote a comment yesterday but phone didn't work. I love you friend. I am here for anything you need sending big hugs and lots of love!

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  20. My thoughts and prayers are with you hun.

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