Jan 9, 2023

Monday January 9th~ Looking Back

A photograph can be an instant of life captured for
 eternity that will never cease looking back at you...

Sometimes when you have nothing to do, not too often, but
 occasionally you find yourself with some time and what better
 way to pass the time than looking back at the way you were. 

Just the other day I was just taking a little breather and I found
 myself going through old photos of time long ago.  I came across this
 one of me.  I believe I was17 years old.  We lived in Puerto Rico.

So much has happened since then.  My sisters and I have all
 gotten married.  The all have children and our lives have all gone
 separate ways.  I look back and I see days where we had not a care in
 the world.  Anything we needed was taken care by mom and dad.

Today as grown ups we all have our own problems we have to 
face and deal with.  We all sometimes wish we can go back to those
 days when we were just little kids and all we had to worry
 about was to do our homework and make good grades.

That's my mom.  She is holding my youngest sister Rima 
and the girl in red is my sister Mala.  We were all so young.  
Time sure flies.  Sometimes I wish we could hang on a little
 longer to those days where life was not so complicated..

After all is said and done, I cannot complain.  My life is good.
  It has it's ups and downs, but sharing it with Arvid, Sniff and our 
families makes it a good life.  Included are also good friends.

Today I begin another first.  I start talking my cancer pill. 
 Based on what the doctors have told me, this is a five year "journey"  
After that we re-evaluate if I need it anymore.  Ready to do so.

This drug has many side effect.  Like all drugs.  Basically they
 tell you you're dead before you even start taking it.  None of that 
concerns me.  What did catch my attention was the one side effect that I really
 hope applies to me.  Says I may have a decreased appetite.  Lord knows
 I will be the only person who that rule does not apply to 😥😂

Strength is looking back and seeing what you have been through
 and knowing you were strong enough to make it through...