Sunday, June 28, 2009

Making time for those you love

Recently, I learned that my stepdad, Clark, was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. Although he and my Mother are no longer married, he is and has been a part of my life since I was 11 years old. He has been my friend, mentor, confidant and my rock. He is the one person in this world who I know truly "gets me" and the one that I know beyond a shadow of doubt that I could rely on should I ever need to.
That being said, he only lives about 7 minutes away. We have not made time for one another over the past few years, both busy, busy, busy. He has never been far from my mind or my heart but somehow time has just slipped right on by.
One cannot make up for lost time.
So spend time, make time, for those you truly love. Life passes so fast and in the end, it is those who have touched your life and those lives that you have touched, that really matter.


  1. I'm so very sorry Wendy. I have no doubt he knows and has always known how much he means to you.
    It's not always the time we spent with someone that matters as much as the memories we're able to keep through the years . Hang on to all the good ones, place them in your heart and share the best with him while there is still time. He'll be happy to know you kept so many.

  2. Aw, thanks Amy for your kind words.
    He means so much to me. I know he knows it too. I just keep praying for a miracle.
    I never had the chance to be there for my biological father when he was going through cancer, I was just a small child.
    In an odd sort of way, I am thankful for the gift of being able to be there for him during this time....

  3. I am very sorry. This is so true, we msut make time for those we care about in our lives, one never knows waht will happen.