We're Not Here Forever...

Friday, May 19, 2017

I just want to apologize that my last post as well as this post is not all that "positive",  but I thought this was a topic that needed to be touched on. I have been meaning to make a post about this since last June. That's practically a year!!! Last summer, I made a draft for this post. When I say draft I mean, I edited a photo and titled; that's it. It sat in my blog post history since then. Every time I opened my post history, I stared at it. Every time.... I thought about writing down my thoughts and finally publishing it. Every time...something stopped me though. At first, it was because I wasn't proud of the photo. I knew if I published it with that slightly out of focus photo, I would just hate it. So why didn't I just retake the photo!?!? Who knows! Part of me didn't want to focus on the negative, scary aspect of life. I wanted to brush it aside and focus on positivity. Time slowly passed and I would still think about this post. In my heart I knew I needed to bring this topic up. I kept telling myself though, that it wasn't relevant anymore. Sadly, it's now more relevant than ever. If you haven't figured it out yet, this topic is death. 

Back last spring/summer, a family member of mine was diagnosed with the dreaded cancer. I swear this person is the sweetest and has the biggest heart. He doesn't deserve this at all. I find though, that these are always the people that go through crises like these. Maybe it's because God knows they have big spirits and are able "to handle" it. I don't know. All I know is that when I hear those words, I think of death. I'm aware that people are able to defy the odds and beat this nasty disease. As human though you can't help but think the worst. From what I heard, it sounded like he was going to be one of those odds since they caught it early. That's how it appeared to be until recently. We're not sure what the future holds for him. I can't imagine how the person who is suffering feels and how the close family members are feeling. 

This situation has me thinking that we're not here forever. We all dream of growing old and having a peaceful death. In reality though,  we can go at anytime. I'm going to be completely honest, I'm not ready for that. Emotionally I don't think I've experienced enough of life yet. There are dreams I still want to accomplish. I want to have a career, a husband, a family. Spiritually, I'm not ready for that. I still am judgmental, am superficial, and frankly am just not the best Catholic/Christian. I always think that I have all this time to better myself. I honestly need to make the changes NOW because like I said earlier, we're not here forever. 

I kindly ask for you to pray for my family member and all those suffering in this world. On a more positive note, I hope you all have an awesome weekend. 

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  1. You and your family will be in my prayers! Be strong <3

    xx, Melissa

  2. Your family is in my prayers! I just had a family member die of cancer. Just 6 weeks after being diagnosed. Then one of my friends was diagnosed last summer and now it's basically spread everywhere and doesn't have long to live.

    xx Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  3. I just come across your blog and I am so glad I did. I have lost family members to cancer, and I know how hard it is. And I also lost my beloved boyfriend six months ago (though it wasn't to cancer) so I have certainly learned, like you, that we don't live forever, and tomorrow is not a given. All we have is now, and we have to make the most of it while we can.
    My thoughts, heart and prayers go out to you <3

  4. I will be definitely praying for your friend, Kate. Hang in there!!

    Much love,
    Ashley | dearash.com

  5. Sending well wishes and prayer your way girl <3 xoxo

  6. Hi Kate,

    I am so sorry to hear that. How is he doing? I am praying for your family and his recovery.

  7. I'm sorry to hear about your family member! Just sent up a prayer. My mom was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago but thankfully was able to overcome it. There is hope! But I know how terrible awful it can be to watch a loved one go through that.
    xx Courtney // https://courtneylivin.com


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