Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Sweet circle of birth and death spins and spins. I spent some time this afternoon with a young man who I have come to care deeply about and respect greatly. After more than a year of success against a usually fatal kind of brain tumor, he is beginning to lose ground - the tumor to grow fast again. They have not given up hope - are trying a different chemo drug. His first baby is due in October. I also talked today with a young woman who found out she was pregnant with her first child a few days after her mother committed suicide. And my own daughter and her husband are trying for a new pregnancy while still grieving their little daughter Mira, who died unborn. All the balance, birth and death, renders be quiet inside - pensive. Who knows the number of our days? No one. Best to work on quality.

4 comments:

Dixi said...

How sad about the young man with the brain tumor...I do hope that the different chemo drug works and he will be able to see his October baby.

You are so right about us not knowing how many days we have. Always good to think about this as we live each day to the fullest.

Ruth said...

I'm so sorry about ____'s decline. I'm glad they haven't given up. I can't imagine everything they are going through. (If their baby is due in October they can't be much more pregant than I was with Mira--I hope the stress of dealing with his recurrance and the new meds don't hurt baby's chance.)

We send them so many hopeful thoughts. I wish I could do more than cross my fingers and hope (but I'm sure doing those things hard!)

Mary J. said...

Your thoughts on the cycle of life are well expressed as always. I am sorry to hear about the young man and also hope he is able to meet his new baby in Oct. For all of these you mention, much pain and difficulty to bear.

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