Monday, December 29, 2008

2008 End of Year Wishes!


MUSIC: "Celebrate Life"


As our family nears the end of 2008, we are very thankful for the blessings we have received over this past year.
My reflection on the past 12 months, allows me to realize that I am never too old to learn true values that life has to offer. Our daughter gave my husband and I a beautiful handmade album that she meticulously created over several weekends. It's cover displays the words "Family - We Have Been Blessed" and we all definitely agree that we indeed have been very blessed, especially since my husband's original cancer diagnosis. Even though sometimes there have been many difficult days over these past few months, we have learned from watching him climb many mountains, the true meaning of courage, determination and the definition of a true hero. At the end of my daughter's album, she has placed a bookmark with the following inscription:
Enjoy the little things in life....
For one day you will look back and realize they were the BIG things.
Everyone reading this who has been affected by cancer can certainly relate to these words.
Over this past year, I am very grateful for those who have taken the time to view my website. I trust you have found inspiration to continue your journey with cancer through some of my posts as well as the music selections. For me, my goal of reaching out to those who travel similiar roads, has been met many times, as I've been fortunate enough to connect with other cancer patients and caregivers who together have created this community of support, encouragement and information when we need it most.
It was just today that I received an email from one of my online caregivers who stated that she was very glad we had met this year because as she said "I know u know what I mean"...and this is so very true. Only those who are affected by cancer whether as a patient or caregiver can actually relate to how each of us get through the difficult moments.
As my song selection indicates, I trust that as you enter into 2009, each of you will Celebrate Life to the fullest, despite the difficulties that you may encounter along the way.
KEEP THE FAITH
I'm including the lyrics to this very meaningful song, so that you too can sing along.....
We must all never forget that Joy is in the Journey
Happy New Year Everyone!!!!

Celebrate LifeWritten by: Terry Kelly
Published by: Jefter Publishing - SOCAN


Hey. Celebrate. Life. oooo
Hey. Celebrate. Life. oooo
Through the tears, she can hear
Many questions swirling around
Where to turn, so much to learn
Endless confusion pouring down
She lets him scream and swear
Then they kneel in prayer
And they make a vow that no matter how this plays out
Rest assured let there be no doubt
We will celebrate, celebrate life
Find the joy in the journey
And shine our light.
Many hearts, many minds grow hope and make us strong
Together we'll overcome and celebrate life
Hey. Celebrate. Life. oooo
Hey. Celebrate. Life. oooo
I'm amazed by the smile
And the courage of a child
In awe of the woman's resolve to live strong
I'm inspired by the man who embraces a plan
Come what may they will live on
If you don’t know what to say to someone, just be there
Love and laugh, take some walks, and breath some ocean air
If we stand together we will survive
We will bid this beast goodbye
So let us keep our dream alive
And we’lll celebrate, celebrate life
Find the joy in the journey
And shine our light.
Many hearts, many minds grow hope and make us strong
Together we'll overcome and celebrate life
The only thing in life that never changes
Is that there will always be change
May we all find comfort in knowing
That change brings hope and hope grows faith
Have faith, change will come. Yeah, Yeah!
Celebrate, celebrate life
Find the joy in the journey
And shine our light.
Many hearts, many minds grow hope and make us strong
Together we'll overcome and celebrate life
Celebrate lifeFind the joy in the journey
And shine our light.
Many hearts, many minds grow hope and make us strong
Together we'll overcome and celebrate life
Celebrate. Life. oooo
Hey. Celebrate. Life. oooo
Hey. Celebrate. Life. oooo
Hey. Celebrate. Life. oooo oooo.
Celebrate life

3 comments:

Jane said...

'Celebrate Life' indeed Deb - something we all should do every day. A very happy, healthy and peaceful New Year to you and your husband xxx

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you, Deb, Willard & Family!Your web site is GREAT!even if you don't have words,you have music which is very up lifting and I would like to thank you because we don't always have good days!

Robin said...

Thanks for continuing to be such an inspiration to myself and many others in this journey.
God Bless You
Robin