Today is one of those days that I am so busy that I can hardly take time to think, let alone write. So, may I just say that today marks a very important day on many levels.
Today, June 14, 2013 is:
- Flag Day, which commemorates the day that our country adopted the flag of the United States in 1777. Oh, how I loved being the one in school and in Girl Scouts who was able to carry or raise the flag. (“Why Flag Day Is Important to Me”)
- My late Uncle Morey’s birthday. I always thought it was “cool” that he would be born on Flag Day. He was the biggest influence on me in my decision to join the military. He was a true patriot and was the reason I wanted to join the Navy, as he had served in the Navy in Hawaii.
- The two-year anniversary of my mother’s passing. I miss her so much and wish that there were more time for the things we all take for granted before we realize time is short.
- The one-year anniversary of my preparation for my June 21st, 2012 surgery for removal of tumors to prolong my life w/stage IV carcinoid cancer.
- The kick-off tonight for the 2013 24-hour Relay for Life. I am walking a few hours tonight, though I may not be able to stay the full 24-hours. I was unable to garner the support that I did with last year’s efforts, both in getting a team together, as well as donations, so the few who signed up with me and I don’t have a place to sit down, rest, have a snack. But I’m excited to share whatever adventure will happen as a result of being “in the moment.”
- The day that I wrote one of my favorite stories in honor of my mother–Look, Mama! It’s a Rainbow!!–which has so much meaning to me on many levels.
It’s funny how some things happen in life and just how connected we are, especially on a day of anniversaries.