Very few people are aware of this, but my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer the week before Christmas. I don't want to discuss it too much on the blog simply because I don't want to invade her privacy.
The prognosis is good and so we've all kept a positive attitude. She's having surgery today, so that leaves me with many, many hours at the hospital. Thank God for free hospital wifi. Maybe I'll catch up on my Glass Slipper recaps.
|My sister, my mom and me during Disneyland Half Expo 2012|
The reason I'm writing about this is that once someone you love gets diagnosed with a serious illness, you immediately start thinking of all the petty worries you've had when there's serious things to be worried about. You start thinking of all of the things you want to accomplish but have been putting off. You think of making all the little special moments count. Most importantly, you start appreciating little things gone unnoticed previously.
Make plans for the future. Set goals and achieve them. But most importantly, take a moment to enjoy all that you have right now.
I'm the worst about putting things off. Diet? Meh. I'll start tomorrow. Get serious about running and actually improve myself as a runner? Maybe next race. Every so often, though, I ask myself, what if I simply run out of time?
I don't want to be too heavy in all of this, just some food for thought. We'll see if I follow my own advice. Tomorrow, of course. Ha!