Tuesday, August 5, 2008


"This crowd has gone deadly silent, a Cinderella story outta nowhere. Former greenskeeper and now about to become the Masters champion ... He's on his final hole. He's about 455 yards away, he's gonna hit about a 2 iron I think ... IT'S IN THE HOLE!"

(That is from "Caddyshack" for those who don't remember Bill Murray's quote)

We have a happy household this evening. Dan's softball team, seeded last in the season-ending tournament, had two big victories this evening. Down a man, they beat the #1 seed, and then the #2 seed, to advance to the championship game. Unfortunately, Dan won't be able to make that game because we will be in Colorado on vacation. Just his luck.

But we've come a long way from the night we learned that we'd have to switch treatment courses. That night, neither one of us was sure that Dan would be able to finish the season. To be honest, we had the same knee-jerk reaction that most people would have when facing cancer for the first time. We talked about cancelling the wedding, asking for flexible work schedules and holding off on major commitments. That night the future seemed out of reach in some ways, even down to softball games.

The past 6 weeks have been a blessing. We've been busy beyond belief, but we've got our footing back under us. We've been able to enjoy what is in front of us, from softball to movie nights & eating Italian Ice, and to finally taking a vacation next week. If we'd known we'd be lucky enough to have this time, we probably would have been sipping fruity cocktails on the beach the entire time! Hindsight...

What I realized very quickly is that our future isn't on hold and we don't have to wait for a monumental event to signify new beginnings. We are building a great BIG wonderful life, especially in the small moments like softball victories.


Anonymous said...

Meg and Dan. I love that you are both living in the NOW. NOW is really all that any of us have.
Love, Mom, Cicily

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you are going to Colorado and didn't tell me. I'm glad you're not putting anything on hold in life and you're living for the here and now. With so much on your plate right now - a vacation is the best medicine. Enjoy and keep up the good fight.



Patrice said...

I think you wrote this and it was beautiful--I think it is wonderful to see/hear how much you can still enjoy life and live in the now. Thinking and being positive only helps create more positive energy and the more the better...

PS-Wondering when Dan's next treatmemt may be, I would like to come down and vivist soon!

Anonymous said...

Glad to see that you guys get to go on a nice vacation. You both deserve it. Congrats on the SB wins and enjoy your trip!