I usually post cards and craft projects on my blog- but I felt moved to post this news that I just received. I just found out that a classmate of mine passed away earlier this month after a 14 month battle with lymphoma. He was 34 years old - and is survived by his parents, his 2 sisters, his wife and their two sons Eli (4) and Reed (1).
I went to his blog - and was just blown away by David's strength and was inspired by his story and struggle. If you have a chance - you can read his story here.
The reason that I post this story here is because I was so moved by something David wrote almost a year ago when it seemed as if chemotherapy was working - what a beautiful way to look at life - I am inspired by his outlook and his strength:
"With renewed strength, my mind has come back to life, and a recurring theme today has been that there just ain't many important things in life. I feel liberated and carefree. Guy cuts you off? Who cares. Business deal goes south? There are others. Eli wants a hug? I held on for a full two minutes (as long as he would let me) and if Heaven and love can be wrapped into a physical feeling, then I felt it at that moment. Now that's important. That's living."
These past few weeks have been so busy - and reading David's words tonight, shifted things back into perspective. It is such an inspiring way to live.