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I Am Learning What Is Important In Life

My sister-in-law has a brain tumour.  My brother is losing the love of his life, his soulmate, his partner. How is it that we can spend so much life forgetting what is important? At times like this what matters – memories of moments lived wholly, people we love, children raised well, pieces of work that ring true. That’s all, and enough.

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  • Jane August 15, 2014, 6:41 pm

    I am so sorry for your family sadness. Life is precious temporary gift,and all we can do is enjoy it an be thankful while we can.

  • Rose August 16, 2014, 4:00 pm

    I am so sorry you and tour family are going through this Linda.

  • Roz August 16, 2014, 4:17 pm

    Wishing you love and strength to see you all through

  • Linda August 16, 2014, 4:39 pm

    thinking of you and your family sending God’s love and arms around you all

  • Kim August 16, 2014, 5:56 pm

    Very sorry to hear this sad news. Tell your bro to live each day as if it was the first of many. I lost my husband 7 years ago to melanoma and I learned very quickly to live in the moment, especially with our two little kids. It’s all you can do.

  • Lorraine August 16, 2014, 7:49 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of this tragic news. This more than any other time is to remember to be happy and enjoy every moment as that is what your sister-in-law would want. Laughter is contagious and life is a gift to embrace.

  • Sarah Hopkins August 16, 2014, 11:20 pm

    I agree – why do we spend so much time worrying about the wrong things. Why do we think walking around a shopping center is entertainment. Why dont people grow more veg. why do we place so much importance on having the right clothes, carpet, car… and why dont we care about the right things? I dont get life today. Sorry to read about your plight. Very sad.

  • Meg August 17, 2014, 12:26 am

    Linda, thank you for sharing, giving, teaching- even as your heart is breaking.
    And thus does some good come out of pain.

  • Kim August 17, 2014, 5:33 pm

    Your tiny post stopped me for a while yesterday. I didn’t know what to write back to you …something that would make things feel better but I didn’t know what.It did made me see the things around me a little more clearly here ….the important things.
    Our thoughts from our farm family are with you and your family right now.Wishing you strength and purpose as you find ways to deal with this news.

  • Linda August 19, 2014, 8:53 am

    Thank you everyone for your wishes. It really does make a difference.

  • celia August 19, 2014, 9:56 am

    I’m so sorry to hear this, Linda.. xx

  • Jeni at Northern Rivers Dreaming August 19, 2014, 3:18 pm

    Love and hugs from us, too.

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