1. Even though sometimes I’m afraid that if I start crying I’ll never stop, so far, I’ve always stopped.
2. It is possible to go from crying so hard that I feel I may never stop to snort laughing in the span of a second.
3. Emotions are weird and sadness has many more layers than I ever realized (See #1 & #2).
4. Every time I’ve felt like I couldn’t live through one more minute of this, the next minute has come to find me still breathing.
5. Hearts can be broken and still work.
6. I’m stronger than I thought I was (See #4).
7. My family is stronger than I even knew.
8. Never underestimate the power of a good friend.
9. I have the best friends in the world.
10. I am greatly loved by my family, my friends, and my God (even when I don’t understand what He’s doing).
11. I don’t want to go through this anymore, but I know that somehow, some way, somewhere we’ll be okay eventually because….
12. God is in the pothole.
13. Potholes have a way of refocusing priorities. Stuff that seemed important really isn’t.
14. I can’t get 2 Corinthians 4:7-18 out of my head. Even though we aren’t being tortured because of our faith, I think I can still the truth of those verses to our present circumstances.
15. This list isn’t finished. I have a feeling I have more lessons to learn here.
We’re hoping that my dad will get to go home today. I’ve made a few new friends here over the last few weeks who may not know what’s going on with my dad. I’ve written about it here more times that I’ve wanted to. This post and this post are just two that tell about my dad’s cancer and will at least give you a little bit of background information. Thanks for your prayers. I appreciate them more than you know (See #9.).