Sunday, August 12, 2007

Reflections on my weekend.

Took Lucy for a walk this evening in Burns Bog to look at the sunset and reflect on my weekend. It was a bitter sweet weekend for me with some really good things and some very sad.
The good things -
Getting about six hours of walking time with Lucy either in the bog or around the neighborhood. She loved it and so did I. I have not had much time in the past three months to do that.

Getting to go to a great barbecue at a wonderful house with a lot of nice people. Even though I had a family dinner commitment early in the evening I still had time to drop in for a drink and some much needed chit chat and laughter with friends. Loved it! Only sorry I didn't get a chance to taste all that wild game they served at the barbecue.

Getting time to throw an ice cream party with all the trimmings for my neighbors children and eating pakoras and roti that their mother made us for dinner. The giggles and happiness that oozed from these children made me smile and forget the week ahead as well as the sad part of the weekend.

The sad things:
My 86 year old aunt is very ill and even though I am her sole support there is really nothing I can do for her and it is frustrating.
My children's Aunt, one of the nicest people I have ever met in my life is dying of cancer at the age of 69. I sat at dinner on Saturday reflecting on the times we had spent together over the years and wishing there had been more of them. She will probably not see the new year in and if she does it will probably not be pleasant. She has two different types of stomach cancer that has metastasized and is now in her lymph nodes. She is a strong lady and she has a positive attitude. I can only pray that God will be merciful to her. It makes me so sad to know that she will not be in our lives for much longer.

If we are open to it life can bring us great joy, but at the same time we must also accept the times of great saddness as well.


  1. I've been contemplating the same things lately, since finding out my 39 yr old classmate has leukemia. There is so much sadness in the world, and yet so much happiness too. All we can do is be there for each other, through thick and thin.

  2. You are absolutely right about that Lorelei. All we can do it be there for each other. At least in Canada the bills are taken care of. One less thing to worry about. Your friend is in my thoughts and prayers. Good to have you as a blogging buddy!