Sunday, January 30, 2011

What if...

I got to thinking the other day "what would I do if I only had one month to live?".  The idea seems foreign somehow; yet it intrigues me.

I think first and foremost I would make individual vlogs to each of my three children.  Telling them how much I love them and how much joy and happiness they have brought into my life.  I would let them know that I'll be watching out for them always and that I'll be there, in spirit, for every momentous occasion in their lives.

Then I would take the trip to Paris, France that I've never had the chance to take.  I studied languages all through school and majored in French in university.  It would be a shame to die never travelling to the place that inspired me as a child.

I would also make sure my husband knows how much I truly love him and how special he has made my life.  I would thank him for being there and putting up with my own brand of crazy for all the years together.  I would also tell him that I would want him to fall in love again.  He's too special not to have someone to love and love him in return.

I would say my good-byes with strength and courage and let my family and friends know how much they have meant to me over the years and tell them not to mourn the loss; but, to celebrate my life as it was.

It's a very sobering experience to write a post like this.  I count my blessings that I have several years ahead of me, God willing.  To all the families that have had loved ones told they only have a month to live, my heart goes out to you all.

How would you spend your last month to live?

1 comment:

  1. Steph,

    I'm a participant of the blog dare. Just wanted to say that I love what you said about the vlogs. That would be awesome to give to each of your children.

    God bless,