Saturday, May 2, 2009
To my supportive readers at Political Salsa and from those chould not stand me for good reason ...
I have not be blogging lately because of a drastic turn in my health that has returned leukemia to my body. The first obstacle in trying to free the body is seven straight days of killer chemo, which takes out the good and cancer cells at the same time.
Unforunately, it must be done in the hospital for 30 straight days. For once they take you down physically, they have to build you back up.
There were so many events I was looking forward to due in May, particularly THe Mother of the Year celebration at the Tennnessee Family Justice Center. Call Michelle Johnson there. You won't find dry eye in the house. I will terribly miss not working with the children at the Smithson Craighead Academy. Those young people from the most deprived areas of Nashville are brilliant. They just needed truly committed educators to show them and understand the hurts from their lives -- and to serve those needs ahead of school district bureaucracy.
I wish there was some great moral to all these stories, for the mother with two preemie twins trying to raise them the best she can while fighting the Tne TennnCare bureaucracy to children just wanting to be farily educated for lottery scholarships and professional careers to a beaten down journalist re-enterting the leukemia fight after trying to do more good than bad.
Sometimes, it a real fine line. And stretched across a hospital bed for a month or longer gives you a long time think
Ulimately, Life is just life. It's having God with you in the good and bad times and always being appreciative for every good day you have and everyone you can tell you love and always being grateful when God has gotten you through a bad day and all its fears.
AS Father Joe Pat Breen always says, be your best -- for God and yourself.
My prayers are for all of you for your personal hardships, particularly in this economy. But remember, if you have your health and those of your children, you really still have it all.