Nancy and I have traveled a similar journey for the past two years. I have to remind myself constantly that we have different perspectives.
Nancy and I were both in the room when we first met Dr. Saroha. Nancy sat in a chair, I lay in my bed as we first heard the words, “You have cancer.” We were less than four feet apart and yet we were miles apart. I listened to words that caused me to think about my own mortality. While Nancy heard the exact same words she was left wondering what life would be like without me. Perspectives.
I could not have asked for a better partner for the journey these past few years. Nancy has made everything I have accomplished possible. She has helped me through difficult times and given me strength when I wanted to do “just a little bit more.” Nancy has been a fantastic partner, and yet we see things through different lenses.
MOVING LIKE I WANT TO
I have more strength and feel more like pre-cancer Dan than I have in close to a year. Just the other day I said, “I am finally starting to move like I want to.” Let me interpret that Dan speak for you. My day began with eight am coffee with one of Kennett’s most exciting and influential social justice advocates. We talked of partnerships and how to work closely together. I have accepted a position on the Board of Kacie’s Cause. While I am promoting The Journey Continues there are three other books in the works. First Baptist is full of life and there is much to do. Life is busy. I am energized and excited by all of it.
Nancy sees all the activity I just wrote about and wonders if maybe I ought not slow down? She can’t help but think that somehow all this activity is doing damage to my body and taking time off of my life. We have talked about it. We asked Dr. Saroha and he assured us it is not. Still, I can see the question in her eyes as she looks at me sometimes.
Two people, same exact experiences having different perspectives. [Read more…]