Lessons from Lou

This blog is about my journey through the brain tumor world with my dear husband, Lou. While not a journey I would wish on even my worst enemy, it is a journey that has enlightened and awakened me to what lies within us, and around us, each and every moment of each and every day. There are lessons here....lessons in this journey.....lessons from Lou....that I would like to share with you.

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Location: Chicago, Illinois

Picture of Lou (sick) and I at a party, circa 2005, long ago and faraway. I'm now a middle aged widow, trying to get my life back together. Mother of two young adult sons, living with two adult cats.

Saturday, April 29, 2006


Weekends used to be different....busy....errands...working out...golf...black tie affairs....new restaurants to try....movies...errands...schlepping kids.....now...so different...weekends are different...quiet, slower...much. Is it all that bad? Does it really matter that the day starts at noon, or later? When you don't know what day it is...does it really matter then? Does it really matter if you do not get dressed until 4pm? Does it really matter that we watch Law & Order around the clock? Hmmm..I used to think it did. I used to fight this...but why? Life is never going to be normal again..why fight it? Just do your best with it. Don't focus on what isn't...focus on what IS. Don't focus on what can't be done anymore...focus on what CAN be done....for us, that means....spending so much time together...time we didnt' have before...time we just couldn't FIND before...funny how it is found now, isn't it? Talking to old friends more frequently...that's a good thing. Seeing our oldest son more often. Seeing most of our friends more often. Seeing family more often. Makes me wonder what we even DID before....before the BT....BBT....what did we do that was so darn important we didnt' have much time for each other?? Funny how that works, isn't it... Have a good weekend. Cathy


Anonymous Anonymous said...


It is so sad that we all rush through the days, just to get to the next thing on our "to-do" list. Most of us don't stop and take the time to truly appreciate what we have right there in front of us "in the moment". You truly know what is important....enjoy every second of it!


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