This is my response to today’s Daily Prompt: No Time To Waste.
See Chris response to this prompt.
One of the best days of my life was Sunday, March 18, 2001. We lived about 40 minutes east of Colorado Springs, Colorado out on the plains. We lived on a 35-acre ranch so our view of Pikes Peak was undisturbed and stunning. Chris and I went for a drive to Pueblo that day and bought a huge water fountain for inside our house. I wanted water and to listen to water. Chris drove me to Pueblo Reservoir and I got to stick my toes in (or at least close to) water. I wasn’t feeling real well and we thought I had the stomach flu like everyone else at work. We had no idea I was 4 days from dying. The love and care Chris gave me that day is unforgettable. present in my mind.
Late in the evening of March 22, 2001 our twelve year nightmare began. I had trouble breathing and Chris called the ambulance. I ended up being in the hospital for over 4 months and should have died that first night. After all that time in the hospital, the doctors had no clue why I got so sick and where just as clueless as to why I appeared to get healthy again. The doctors called me a “miracle”. See my story here.
Chris and I learned to live with the fact that I could just get sick again over night and die with little to no warning. Over the span of that 12 years, I came close to death again at least three times. We learned how to slow down and savor life. We have been one of the most grateful and happiest couples you will ever met. We don’t wait to say I love you or celebrate holidays. We just celebrate every day of life.
No not everyday is thrilling, exciting, or full of adventure. Some days are simply boring, other days are hard, scary and painful. During those sick years, there were a lot of very unpleasant and hard times, but there was not one day we didn’t say we loved each other or were grateful for each other.
We’ve learned to cherish each moment. No time is ever wasted. I still have to rest a lot and recoup my energy, but that doesn’t mean that time is wasted. I’ve just learned to appreciate the moment for whatever that moment is.
Life is suppose to be fun, I’ve learned to chill, relax and have fun no matter what is going on. On the days I’m afraid, sad or in pain, I cherish those too. It passes. The sun will shine once again. Cherish all your experiences no matter whether you perceive them to be good or bad. They all make up your wonderful life and that is always worth cherishing.
I’m probably way off topic, simple slow down and just enjoy your life. It’s yours and only you can live it.
Qi (energy) hugs