Vowels are important in the English language. Every word contains at least one vowel. A vowel can even be a word on its’ own. At times this cancer walk can feel like a travel through the vowels. There’s the initial “O” of shock when you are diagnosed but of particular note are the vowels “I” and “U”. At first, everything is about me; the “I”. If you’re not careful the focus shifts so much to the “I” or me that you forget the importance of letting others share this walk with you. I think the whole thought of what lies ahead is just so overwhelming you can’t help but focus on yourself! Maybe the “I” is not so much about pride as it is self-preservation.
Speaking from experience I can tell you that the shift needs to happen to the “U” if you want to get through this thing in one piece. Allowing others to help can be very humbling, especially for someone who is independent like me. Oops; there goes that “I” again. There are just some days when mentally and physically you cannot go it alone. As hard as it may be for you, I promise the support will be worth it. Not only are you blessed with much needed help but the person helping you is equally blessed. See I told you that “U” was a whole lot better.
In this season of Thanksgiving, allow others to bless you in your time of need. Thanks to all those who continue to bless me each day. Happy Thanksgiving!
Blessings, Cindy J