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.