Saturday, August 28, 2010

I run for life

I don't know how I missed it, but I heard this song for the first time on the radio last night. I'm glad that I was almost to my destination because if I were not I would have had to pull over on the side of the road and cried. Instead I sat in my SUV for several minutes in my driveway and cried. This song hold so much meaning for all of us. I'm sure there is not a single individual that has not experienced the loss of a loved one due to Cancer. This song is so powerful just in it's musical and lyrical form, but when you add the videos it just sort of grabs onto your hear with an iron clad fist and won't let go. As I write this post I am thinking about my sister. I am thinking about her amazing spirit and how she apporached each day as if it were her very last. There has never been a person that loved life anymore than my sister. I don't think there has ever been a person that just Loved period more than my sister. Her funeral was a testament to how many lives she had touched. The church was full. Standing room only. There were well over 300 people there and they were all devestated by their loss. It's amazing to think about it. And yet it kills me at the same time. October is quickly approaching. Which means that breast bancer awareness month will soon be upon us. But the sad reality is that breast cancer isn't the only monster. There's leukemia, melanoma, cervical cancer, prostate cancer. So many cancers that it would take me days to list them all. This October I will do my own running. I will be running for the memory of my sister, and for the hope that one day doctors and scientists will find a cure to this horrible disease called cancer.