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One Day at a Time

on September 2nd, 2017 by Rebeccca

When we say that we are living day to day, we really mean it. We see the future in our visualizations, in our dreams of camping and traveling. We don’t know what the day after today holds for us, or next week, or next month (as is true for everyone). We only know that we have right now.

Right now, Galen is sleeping in the reclining chair here at home with slow jazz playing in the background. I have been feeding him some nutritious food every half hour  – I try to make it taste good as well, but sometimes I just tell him to “Suck it up and eat it!” Actually, he’s been enjoying being able to eat and not bring it back up. It’s not that hospital food tastes so terrible, they just make all the wrong choice for what to serve. For example, our last day at RUH, the lunch was salmon sandwiches. Galen wasn’t the only one in the room of 4 that brought it back up within 5 minutes.

So our day today is beautiful, the sun is shining, we are at home together (going back to the hospital at 1:00 and 5:00 for drugs). So if we meet you and we don’t share your tears for the diagnosis and prognosis, it’s not that we aren’t aware of what the future might hold, it’s that we are practicing living right now. And right now is rich and beautiful.

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13 Responses to “One Day at a Time”

  1. Agnes Epp
    September 2nd, 2017 at 11:24 am

    I’m always amazed at the strength and insights that come when they’re most needed. We’ll try not to shed tears either but be happy with you for today’s reality.

  2. Joan
    September 2nd, 2017 at 11:54 am

    So thankful for a Heaven on Earth Moment! Hugs!

  3. Henry Dyck
    September 2nd, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    I am glad that Galen is able be at home.Your courage in this difficult time is an inspiration.

  4. Kathy Schweitzer
    September 2nd, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Becky, you have a wonderful ability to express yourself with the written word. So glad Galen is home and taking nourishment. You are wise to have made this choice. Praying and thinking of you two often.

  5. John kennel
    September 2nd, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Becky we like your outlook. Very positive

    John & mj

  6. Linda Rudachyk
    September 2nd, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    What a beautiful attitude! Savour each other!
    Would you or Galen like some fresh raspberries…we could pick and I will send over.

  7. John and Pat
    September 2nd, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    We can picture you in your living room! Enjoy the comfort of being in familiar surroundings as much as anything. Lots of love John and Pat xxx

  8. Lina McDonald
    September 2nd, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    My amazing big sis!

  9. Rigmor
    September 2nd, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    My thoughts are with you

  10. Donna Chizen
    September 3rd, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    I am so glad that you are both at home!

  11. Luana
    September 5th, 2017 at 7:19 am

    I commend your courage to write about this. Some do not see the possibilities within an illness. No one knows what the future will bring, so although tears washout your eyes, they expend a lot of energy better spent enjoying family, friends and the sunshine. My love to you both.

  12. Vaughn
    September 5th, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Becky, you have always been an inspiration to me. Your reflections are perfect reminders to be present to the wonder of now. Glad you can prepare good food for Galen.
    Give my love to Galen.

  13. Jeanne
    September 6th, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Blessings to you and Galen as you share these days and moments together. Your thoughts and reflections are well stated and it inspires me to notice the little things and appreciate moments with precious family and friends. Our prayers are for you often.

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