Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Never JUST Another Day

It is never just another day.  It always amazes me that SOME out there in the big ole' world think that it is!  No matter what is happening, good or bad, the world just keeps on turning.  Here is what is going through (my little Yorkie mind) on this not just another day.  While my DOG life is sailing along smoothly, others' lives (dogs and people's) are raging through catestrophic storms!  In just the past twenty-four hours, these challenges have come up in my (tiny) little part of the world.

 A Golden fur friend has been losing weight like crazy and not feeling well.  Long story, short...a biopsy has now confirmed Lymphoma.  Now some tough decisions depending on what stage he's in.  It is not just another day for Rocky or his people.

Word came yesterday that a fifteen year old young man who had collapsed a week ago during a cross country meet has since lost his battle.  It is not just another day for that boy's family, friends, or the people who worked so hard to save him. (on that first day and all the days in the ICU after)

A two week old baby, whose parents attend my family's church and whose grandparents operate a local hardware store, passed away suddenly the other night during dinner without reason while in a baby carrier.  It will NEVER be just another day to that young couple, sibling, or grandparents.  Those lives have been forever changed. 

An old high school friend of my Mama's started chemo today after finding out a few weeks back she had a tumor - aggressive, the Dr. called it.  She had surgery first and is just now starting on the chemo.  It is not just a normal day at their house.  Her children must be so very afraid!

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Another friend of Mama's is at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN with her husband at her side getting some sort of radical procedure to treat the cancer that had unknowingly spread to her bones after years of being cancer free and feeling great.  Their insurance company so far has not agreed to pay for her treatment, but they went to get the treatment anyway.  She is only in her early 50's and it is certainly not just another day  for those dear friends.

It is NEVER just another day.  All around us, some where, some one, some friend or some family is hurting...struggling...fighting...crying....praying....hoping...

Some one.  You might recognize them.  They might be your relative, friend, or neighbor.  You might EVEN be the ONE.   

We may never know WHY (not here on earth anyway), but it helps alittle to know in THIS life we are not alone.  We have each other to run to (and depend on) to guide us through those difficult and challenging days.  And we have FAITH (because we all arrived here somehow) -  an assurance that tomorrow is a new day, that the sun will surely rise and that joy, love and goodness will overcome ALL the challenges we have to endure TODAY...

Our faith is what moves us onward to HOPE.

This I know FOR sure after the past 24 isn't always about ME. 

There you have it...the Truth according to Scrappy.



  1. Scrappy you wrote a beautiful post. You are right, the world is full of challenges, stress, illness and fear. And it is also full of joy and love. It sounds like you are a wise pup. It sure helps to have faith and love in our lives.

  2. You are so right! Your post makes me think... a LOT. And for a puppy, you know how hard THAT must be. What a great reminder you've given us. :)

    Woofs & hugs, <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  3. Very true! I think you make a great point for faith. everyone should live everyday to the fullest and not put things off until tommorow. Uhh, so sad all this things you mentioned...these people will be in my prayers!

  4. This is one of the most beautiful heartfelt posts I have ever read. Even though I now have to run for the tissue box, your words will stay with me for a long time to come. Thank You Scrappy!

  5. So true! We sometimes get so caught up in our own lives we forget to be in the present and really live it lovingly. Thanks for the reminder.

  6. Amen! Love that poem. :) So sorry about your friends.