“Whenever God calls one of my friends home”
The cancer survivor “club” is a tight group. When you meet someone who’s been through it or someone you know gets diagnosed, there’s a special bond. The author of “Because Time Matters” reveals a certain gratitude for his own life and for the lives of those friends that have ended their journeys in mortality.
Last week marks the one year anniversary of a close friend’s passing. He leaves behind a wife of 10 years and 3 beautiful kids. His fight included chemotherapy, surgeries, radiation treatment, and lots of uncertainty. I visited his grave site just before Christmas last year on a cold and snowy day. I placed a small toy volleyball on the snow next to him as a reminder of something we had in common. He was a good husband and father and supportive friend. His life is an example to me.
“What we do in life echoes in eternity.” — from the movie Gladiator
I know that his life has an eternal impact on those he loved and was loved by. Others come to my mind throughout the years. It makes you thankful for each day and causes an expanded consciousness towards your mission in life.
“In this world, are we human beings having a spiritual experience? No, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.” ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (Jesuit priest, paleotologist, and founder of the Peking Man)