Sorry today’s post is so late. Cleaning the house, pool and cooking for ten. Good to see everyone, but I’m exhausted! Young nieces and hard partying relatives will do that to you!
In-between the racing and rushing around, I noticed that It’s a Wonderful Life was on. How can you not run across the classic as you flip from station to station on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I watch five minutes and I start to tear-up, even at the beginning of the movie.
From what I understand, it didn’t do well when it was first released. That’s hard to believe. Its the perfect combination of a parable, love story and unashamed sentimentality. I love it! It isn’t hard to imagine a burgundy tinted version, featuring most any multiple myeloma patient and his or her family.
If only we could go back to before we were diagnosed–before our kidneys failed, or our bones were left full of holes. And I wouldn’t just want to go back. I would want to retain all that I’ve learned while struggling through my myeloma journey. How I’m a lot tougher than I ever thought I could be. And how important it is to live each day as if it were my last, but more importantly, to remember how to do it.
No one is immune to pain and heartbreak. All we can ask is to live long enough to apply the difficult lessons we learn from it.
I’m going to stop here. Pattie’s sister and her family are asking, “Where are the dessert plates and forks?”
Feel good and keep smiling! Pat