The kids are hoping school gets snowed out tomorrow. I remember those days. It is almost better than a 3-day weekend. Can chemo get snowed out? If it doesn’t, then round 3 will happen tomorrow as scheduled. The last time in I took some things to work on and after focusing on that stuff for an hour or so, Tara said, “Don’t take offense to this, but seeing as how you are busy, I think next time I’ll have one of my friends come sit with me so we can talk.” She wasn’t being mean, just understanding. But it hit me. It was a reminder that I am still the same old me. Even after all that we have been through and the things I thought I had learned once and for all, I still struggle.
The reality of it is that life will go on, often exactly as it was. Both good and bad. We’ll still have to plan time together. We’ll still argue. I’ll still work too long at times to try to stay on top of the game. But it will still require hard work, and it will be important, to be excellent at what we do. We’ll struggle to find daily time in the word and prayer. We’ll forget how much we love each other, and then we’ll remember again. We will need constant encouragement and discipline to maintain where God has brought us. We will need the spirit to move fresh in us once again. I pray that it won’t take additional trials.
So we’ll take what we can get, when we can get it. Like today, Tara said, “Let’s go see the Lost Medallion this evening with the family.” So we did it. We had the theatre to ourselves and the movie was great. I don’t think I would have done that a month ago. So use this little example to learn from us stubborn fools; love on your families, impact people around you. And you can’t drop everything to do it. Life goes on.