Last weekend was interesting.
It was a weekend that was kind of quiet, so I was thinking of a few people that I know, or that had crossed my path lately.
Two of them, were some customers, the husband had gone through Cancer treatment and is now doing fine. I was remembering his concern and his encouragement, and that he had followed up with email to see how I was doing.
Imagine my surprise when a big package was delivered to my front door step from them. Matt and Tara Sroka. Thanks, I can use the book for sure. The Lance Armstrong Guidebook and Planner.
I almost called my friend Bruce on Sunday, you've seen some of the hikes I've done with him. Monday morning he called and arranged to come over this Saturday to do some electrical wiring for me. Cool!
Then there were five others that I thought about, and they all emailed or called me on Monday.
One of them took me to lunch this week.
It was a good pick me up to start the week. Sometimes you forget how connected we all are.
I'm becoming more aware of those others around me, that are dealing with health issues.
There are a lot of quiet brave people out there doing the best they can with what life is handing them.
Many of them are pushing through it and coming out on the other side. Some are not doing as well, and I feel for them. At some point, we all succumb to that, but hope to put it off as long as we can. It makes me appreciate the moments and friendships I've had though the years. My son-inlaw will be dropping two of my grandkids off for babysitting on Saturday. The cycle goes on.
Last weekend the two girls were heading down I-5 through Tacoma and were going by the Tacoma Dome. The day after my last Chemo treatment last Fall, I had taken the grandkids and Taylor to a High School Football playoff game with Bellevue High. It was the first high school game for the grandkids. It was a fun time, the game, the bands playing, the kids closer to their ages, cheerleaders and students in the stands. Lots for little girls and boys to watch.
As they were driving by they shouted "Tacoma Dome!"
My daughter asked what they remembered about it, and they said their grandpa had taken them there.
It's nice to be a part of peoples lives that way, remembering experiences that stay with them. I'll have to take them up hiking more this Summer.
May 2010 out and around for lunch and book shopping.
Up ten pounds from the low point, still down 30 pounds from where I started.
Maybe I will try for ten more pounds and call it good.