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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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.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Thank you , all

Thank you. Thank you to friends who let Lou ask over and over, "can I get you anything?" Thank you to friends who call and do not mind being asked over and over "so how are you ??". Thank you for keeping Lou company so I can go see a movie with the girls. Thank you for bringing me my lattes. Thank you for not acknowledging some obvious faux pas Lou has made...LOU of all people.... Thank you for presenting business plans to him, for playing the game as it was always played, even though you know it will be out of mind in five minutes. Thank you for driving hours in traffic to spend a just a few hours here. Thank you for visiting us in our darn building that has expensive parking, or NO parking! Thank you for talking to me on the phone. Thank you for emailing me. Thank you for getting more champagne...remember the lesson: "you can never have too much champagne!!" Thank you for carrying on at LB/A, for more than carrying on, for EXCELLING...thank you. Thank you for being caring doctors who don't mind my constant emails. Thank you for meeting me at the drop of a hat for coffee or whatever. Thank you for listening. Thank you for being understanding teachers to Damon. Thank you, sons, for shouldering so much. Thank you for taking time away from your own family to visit so frequently. Thank you for prayers. Thank you for kind words from people I don't even know in Walla Walla and elsewhere ! (more on that later...). Thank you for tiny little hands to hold when I'm feeling low. Thank you for making special CDs. Thank you for making dinners. Thank you for cards and letters. Thank you for hugs. Thank you for being there. Thank you , all.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Kathie said...

Oh Cathy how I wish I could do more. I know praying is good, listening (reading) is good, knowing we are out here is good but how we wish we could do more. Wish we could be the ones there to listen to bring you latte's to hold your hand. It is amazing how one World so big can be so small. God Bless You. So glad we have a way to let you know we are thinking of you. I hope Dave knows he is the reason we are here to care for you and Lou and the boys. Hope Dave knows how special he is. Hope he knows how much Michelle has taught us.
Team Meyer,

1:30 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

Cathy
I know it makes sense to say thank you to everyone but really that is what friends are for; whiomever we are we "chose" to do what we do and we love doing it for you and your family. Like Kathie, Michelle and everyone from WW wish we could be there to do more. Like Kahie says Michelle has made us reach inside of us to give even a little like her. So where do the thank you's begin I don't really think we know. So thank you for Sharing your life and struggles. We love you!!!

7:01 AM  
Anonymous Sharon Bates said...

"Thank YOU, Cathy!" Thank you for sharing...once again you express so well what the rest of us are feeling....no one understands better than another caregiver...I so wish I could be there to share one-on-one with you...you are such an inspiration to me. I, too, am so grateful for all the wonderful friends and family that we have and for everything they have said and done on our behalf....when things are down, you really realize who all those special people are. I think of you and Lou daily. Love, Sharon

8:27 AM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Thank you, Cath.
Thank you.
For your wisdom,
for your openness,
for your caring,
for your sunny outlook,
for helping us find the best
in the midst of the horrific.
You're a blessing.
Love you,
Chelle

10:14 AM  

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