When I finally decided that I wanted to write a blog, I knew that it was going to be a place where I could put my feelings to words. I also knew that I wanted to write about things that mattered to me. I could tell you this week how much I ran or worked out, and I can tell you what the garden looks like in winter or what I learned in the latest lecture I attended at the wildflower preserve. But this week is a little different.
I went to visit my cousin this week in the hospital who has been diagnosed with amyloidosis. I don’t pretend to be an expert in anything, so feel free to google what it is. Suffice it to say, that it is not a good thing. She’s been struggling with this for months and is in a very depleted, weakened condition. My heart is very sad. She is a sweet woman who always had a kind word and a warm smile for everyone. I want her to not give up the fight, but it’s been very hard for her and her family as well.
Before we left, I went over to give her hugs and kisses and tell her that I loved her and I whispered to her: Don’t quit.
All I ask this week is that you don’t quit. Whatever it is that you’re fighting for or against, just don’t give up. You can do this.