Saturday, June 14, 2008

Sincere & Simple

Our vacation was different... there were some days that Charlie had slept a good part of the day away, because his body needed to recover from all of the chemo treatments. He walked over a little sand dune to get to the beach only once to find that he wasn't strong enough to do that. My walks included my friend and my daughter Diandra, who drove up the last two days to stay with us, so she got to take some walks with me too. Charlie really enjoyed going to the produce stands to get fresh fruit and vegetables. I would watch him pick up each one and smell them, putting some back down and going to the next one. He's never been much of a fruit or vegetable eater. His taste buds are coming alive and watching him eat them was like watching someone taste something for the first time. Something simple like that was wonderful to watch. He is getting stronger everyday and weighs 139 lbs. today. These days I don't have a lot of bells and whistles, I am just enjoying the simple things in life and trying to feel at ease and sincere with each moment I am experiencing.


  1. So glad you are taking it slow, like you said, sincere and simple. That's a good start back to health. I could see C. smelling the fruit...I love you guys.

    Wanda Mom

  2. Your photos are simply beautiful!
    Thanks for the update on your vacation and on Charlie. I don't even know you guys, but I think about you a lot! I am glad that things are going in the right direction!

  3. You are enjoying what you have and not taking anything or anyone for granted.
    That is how we should all live our everyday lives.
    You and Charlie will always have that now, that accidental gift.
    This is a nice, happy post! I can almost see you smiling. : )


  4. Glad to hear that your vacation went well and that Diandra got to spend a few days with you all.

    the simple and sincere things are really the best things in life!

    hugs, love and prayers

  5. One learns to live in the moment. I can picture Charlie sniffing the natural goodness of the fruit. After chemo my husband who in the past hated hot things, douses everything in peri peri and the hotter the curry the better.