Mar 11, 2014 - 12:43 am
In response to Fox's post about putting some thoughts out there.... I'll post a few topics that have been on my mind.
This post is an open question to the forum of lessons learned or gifts received as a by product of the RCC journey.
For me, I've come to realize every day is precious. I didn't realize how shallow I was diving into each day.
The greatest gift has been the increased awareness of the time I spend with my kids and my wife And how precious it is. Too many days start fast and end too too quickly. Before RCC it was way to easy to act like a father or husband but not BE a husband or father.
Today, I watched Little Mermaid with the little ones. We held hands and tried singing those really high notes. We laughed hysterically. We cuddled when that mean sea witch showed up. What a gift.
This summer we're heading to northern canada For five days of fishing. It's a chance to show my older kids where my father took me when I was their age. No tv. No phones. No emails. Just quiet. Just together. What a gift.
Tomorrow.....perhaps when the 15 year old reruns from a school ski trip I'll take her out on the porch and tell her how proud I am of her. What a gift.
i have no idea when I'll die (of RCC or anything else) but when I do....I want my kids to recall The time we shared and grin.
This disease is A bummer. It plays in the shadows and always lurks. But magically something very, very,very positive has come from it for me.
What about you? What lesson or gift has this disease provided you?