Set in Stone Journal July 15 2019

Set in stone...journal July 15!2019


I very much dislike the idea of my days being numbered; Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.  Psalm 139:16.  Yet if anyone were to hold my days in the palm of his hand I would prefer it be my creator!

These numbered days, “set in stone” so to speak hold no power over us because the gift of them comes with free will.  Yes these days are still governed by a world with suffering but also are they showered with immeasurable joy.

They were not etched onto something so solid that what comes between the beginning and the end here on earth is without some wiggle room.  They are to be lived so fully that in remembering us no one would know if we lived 9 or 90 years.

When burdened by illness, pain, sadness, loss, tragedy we can lose sight of the gift of our days.  Becoming so involved in this bleak time causes us to forget how a tiny match lit in a dark cavern can cause an absolute flood of welcoming light!  

Allowing that light to fall upon all that brings pain and sorrow can lead to a way out of the cave of despair.  We may still have the pains of the world but we can take our renewed strength to live life fully in spite of them.

Dragging the past along with us, fretting over the burdens of today and becoming frozen in fear over what tomorrow can bring are no way to use up our time.  Let go of what was, live today like it is the best day ever and just let tomorrow be what it will be.

Shatter that stone into a billion little pieces and scatter those along the path of a life well lived, loved and shared. 

This is not our eternity, this life is not “set in stone”, this life is a gift to be lived  and when we are done the memory of us should show days lived so fully they could not possibly be set in stone.

Living each day like the best day of our lives!


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Thank you so much for sharing. I have had a hard time mentally going from stage 2 out 4 years to stage 4 with Mets to liver and “spots” on kidney and lungs.
❤️🙏🏻🥊 I am so sorry, not the things we want to hear or battle!!!!
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Laura, I am sending prayers your way. I am so sorry that you are having to deal with all of this now.
I can very much understand and relate to this wonderful post. We to are facing a probable end of life scenario but spend most of our time focusing on the here and now. Cancer teaches that, I don't know how many times I have said to myself and to Roger, we have today. May your days be full of joy.

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Vital Info


August 29, 2009


Cancer Info

Colon and Rectal Cancer

September 28, 2004

Stage 3C

4.1 - 5.0 cm


That affects more than just me.

That I have more strength than I ever imagined.

left with mild neuropothy, balance and memory issues

Cedar Sinai in Beverly Hills California


Write things down, play memory games and games that make you think quickly

Since the first and 1 recurrence I have lived no evidence of disease


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