I’m getting married in one week.
Just seven days from now.
And I’ve been so indifferent about this wedding, I’ve even shocked myself.
Until I saw this: http://mywifesfightwithbreastcancer.com
It’s a story about one man and the woman he loves who got cancer. Angelo Merendino photographed his wife’s progression through her years of dealing with cancer until the day it took her away from him.
It’s real and hard to look at and I’m trying not to cry just thinking about it. But it’s life.
I saw that quote by Jennifer, the beautiful woman in the photos, “Love every morsel of the people in your life.” and it dawned on me – even the horrible parts of life are worth loving. Because it may be the last experience you ever have.
I suddenly feel so bad about how I’ve been reacting to my impending nuptials, purely based on how this amazing woman dealt with a disease that was out to end her life.
Who am I to be blasé or annoyed by my upcoming wedding? How dare I brush it aside because I’d rather worry about money?
“Love every morsel of the people in your life.” What could be more important?
So yes, I’m being a little soppy and emotional but it hit me, reading through Jennifer and Angelo’s experiences, that life really is too short to not show the people in our lives that we love them. In turn, life is too short to not love every moment of every day.