Yesterday and today were/are difficult days for Preston’s side of the family. Yesterday his mom’s cousin lost her battle against breast cancer, and today marks the three year anniversary of the passing of his mom after fighting her own battle against breast cancer.
As I wrote last year after learning about the passing of an administrator that I worked with during my first two years of teaching, you never know when life will throw you a curve ball, whether that’s cancer or anything else. I’ve been reminded of this far too many times, more recently with my car accident at the end of January.
In our extremely busy lives, not only is it important to focus on what matters most, but its also important to never take life for granted. If anything, Preston and I have learned that tomorrow is never guaranteed, and that its important to live in the moment. The motto that my mother-in-law lived by during her cancer battle is an important reminder for all of us: “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, its about learning to dance in the rain.”
Today, tomorrow, and always, be sure to take advantage of all of the opportunities that you’re presented with, no matter the difficulties you might also be facing. You just never know when you might not be able to take advantage of those opportunities.
QOTD: What motto do you live by?