The thing above love is how it can grow-Sometimes it takes a special person to remind you, or me in this case, that we always have the power to love, the ability to feel loved, even if we wonder why?
I am reminded of this by a good friend, a fellow that I met through motorcycle riding. I’ve known his wife for about 12 years. I’ve always thought she was a strong lady, and I am more sure of this now.
He has what can be considered terminal cancer. If you have experienced or know of someone undergoing chemotherapy you know how devestating it can be to the human body while the drug is coursing through your system trying to zap those tumours, slow the growth and kill the cancer. Scott made a decision to stop treatment, while a decision to stop treatment is a very difficult one, I have total respect for it. Science has come a long way to reduce or hide the effects of chemo, but sometimes it isn’t enough.
Scott’s Team of Hope are having a fall motorcycle cruise -riding a motorcycle is something Scott loves to do. And the friends who love Scott are pushing hope and love and support out there for him. Yes it is a fundraising ride, for Huntsville Hospice…people who care about lives and living and dying with dignity. looking after our loved ones who are dying from cancer, from old age, from an auto-immune disease-just dying. It’s also for the special place that they can go to, although I know from personal experience that the special people who work or volunteer in hospice care come to you too, and their service is such a gift to us and the person they are helping.
Scott may decide to give chemotherapy another chance-things change and our minds have such amazing healing powers that we can tap into, maybe with all the love from his friends, his community, his beliefs, his beautiful family he can kick this cancer, or put it into remission or live with cancer in a way that he can have a quality of life he can live with.
I was trying to fall asleep tonight and I was talking to Scott in my head-Paulette was right there too,don’t worry. Trying the mindfulness relaxation techniques I learned, giving him a foot message, oops , well I hit post before I was ready!
My sister Mary came to me and I felt her love-the tears started pouring down my face and I asked to to welcome Scott, maybe soon, maybe not for a while, I have not felt that love so intensely in a long time- it felt so good -she passed away 23 years ago, but I know she will love him. That is one small gift that Scott gave me, feeling the love from and for Mary again. Thankyou Scott.