Earlier this year, I wrote about losing my childhood friend to cancer. Then in July, the untimely death of my Dad devastated our family to bits. I know I can’t afford to have any more losses. But an email from my brother which I received last night, detailed that another close family friend is recently diagnosed with cancer. What is so unbearable to me, is that this is another young person with two young children.
He’s only been admitted as in-patient for a week, and the significant weight loss is something that my brother emphasized. Initially, doctors were leaning towards the initial diagnosis of hepatitis, but it turned out to be liver cancer.
He was full of life when I saw him in July at my Dad’s wake. I’m also close to his wife, as she was my classmate in high school. In fact, I am the godmother of their eldest daughter.
News like this brings me to the fact, that indeed life is short. You’ll never know what tomorrow brings. Just like the sudden death of my Dad, which ultimately made me really embrace, to take each day at a time, and do whatever I can for today and not wait for tomorrow.