Friday, July 23, 2010


Nothing in life can prepare us for loss. We wake up one day, doing totally normal things and suddenly - out of the blue - WHAM! Change. Big Change. Something is different - and it's usually not for the better. Part of life is being able to deal with the Total Shit Times. And that's different for us all -

We all have those moments where life seems to pull the rug out from under us. And, like with any previous experience, we pick ourselves up, assess the damage, shake ourselves out, and slowly return to "normal" life - whatever that is.

Dealing with the DVT and PE has been tough, and I've had to make some major adjustments to my lifestyle and expectations. But that's okay - yes, I'm upset. But I'm also doing what I need to do in order to survive. And deep down, I know that I'm extremely lucky - that other people won't ever get that second chance.

So - be sure to hug your spouse, your kids, your loved ones, friends, and yes, even your own House Monsters - extra tight today. Because you just never know what life will bring.

Sempre Fi! We will remember them, always -


ADC said...

Hey, I haven't got anything on the news here. Skype this weekend?
I will not say anything here and I know that I don't have to. You know what I am thinking and how I feel. We will remember them.

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Lovely thoughts Marit - keep healing!

Anonymous said...

I have no words........perhaps some tears that have begun to dry.
Semper Fi!

cherelli said...

nice thoughts Marit. Hey I just noticed that photo of Nathaniel and the cat snoozing in the right column - ha! great pic :)

Steve said...

I hear you Marit!! :)

You are right. Life is full of good and life is full of bad.

Those with you walk naked with God... telling him we are weak.

With tears I write this comment. You are a leader. :)

Excited for the future. I think you should be too. :)

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said...

I'm sorry for whatever happened.

There have been a lot of losses lately, eh. We are all strong, and must support our loved ones in the best way we know how. :)