In Two Months…

Two months. A lot can happen in two months. You could learn a new language, take up running, watch the seasons change. Babies can be pulled to sitting in two months. You could travel 3/4 of the way to Venus in two months. You could heal a broken bone.

It has been two months, less a week, since my husband was diagnosed with cancer. It has been two months since he began seeing all of the doctors. It has been two months since he has begun all of the tests. And yet… he has not begun treatment. He is not perceptively closer to getting better.

In two month, his pain has gotten worse. In two months, his anxiety level has increased. In two months, he has been assigned to a cancer treatment team. In two months, he has created wood burning art. In two month, he has played all the video games. In two months, he has become stir crazy.

In two months, he has also become an infinitely more patient parent. In two months, he has taught our daughter to wood burn. In two months, he has learned to slow down and cuddle his kids. In two months, he has remembered to kiss me regularly. In two months, he has taught our son how to play his favourite video game.

A lot can happen in two months. It’s easy to focus on the negative. It’s easy to feel frustrated and sad, but who wants easy? This is the time to learn the things that are hard. This is the time to slow down and remember what is important. This is the time to remember the cheesiest quote I have ever heard – “today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.”

Because a lot can happen in two months.

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