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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Don't let LIFE get in the way of LIVING

I am in the middle of something so unreal and unbelievable that I haven't even fully processed it yet.  I got a call yesterday that changed my life.  My best friend in the whole world had collapsed and preliminary tests were showing a brain tumor.

My heart stopped beating, the tears began to flow, and I just kept saying no this can't be happening.  We have plans, we are supposed to hang out over Christmas week while we were home in Jersey.  The kids and the husband and I were planning on heading to their house for New Years.  All in an instant life just changed.

As of right now she is responding to the medications that she was put on and has been released from the hospital.  Her prognosis is still up in the air because they won't really know exactly what is going on until the tumor is removed.

This post is to serve as a reminder that life can be short, life can be long, but life isn't always what we expect it to be.  We need to roll with the punches, stay strong for those who need and cry with those that support us.

Stop putting off seeing that old friend and make time.  If you have a bucket list shred and just do it.  Don't wait another second.  I am by no means insinuating that the world is ending on Friday.  I just had a wake up call that one of the most important people in my life, the one who knows me like no one else on this planet and vice versa is going through something so terrible, and for a moment I thought that I would lose her.

So LIVE, live for the laughter, live for the tears.  Say I love you.  Dance and be silly and have a good time.  Because when it's all over who cares what anyone says you lived your life and loved it.  Make sure you have no regrets and if you do turn them around.  Don't let life get in the way of living.

Please if you could all take a minute and say a prayer for my friend and her family that they make it through this ordeal and that she comes out stronger than ever.


  1. New follower found through bloggymums :) I agree, you can never say i love you too many times. Live in the present :)

    1. It is so awful that it takes bad things to happen to remind us about the good in our lives.