for Pat Adair, and the people who love her...

Our beloved Pat got some shocking news recently, and we're off and running on a mysterious medical adventure. Not an adventure we would have picked, but we're off just the same... (If you're new to the blog, start here.)

Friday, April 25, 2008

The path of tender heroes

Mom is out of the hospital again! She's darn happy about it, and hopes it sticks this time. Mike has been with her this week while I came to work for two days, and we're all hoping for the best.

I received this Rumi poem today from a woman who's undergoing chemotherapy, and I think it's worth sharing:

Be grateful for your life, every detail of it,
and your face will come to shine like a sun,
and everyone who sees it will be made glad and peaceful.
Persist in gratitude, and you will slowly
become one with the Sun of Love,
and Love will shine through you its all-healing joy.
This path of gratitude is not for children;
it is the path of tender heroes, of the heroes of tenderness who,
whatever happens,
keep burning on the altar of the hearts the flame of adoration.

~ Rumi

Much love,


At April 25, 2008 7:31 PM , Blogger debra said...

As you know I am doing the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer - no surprise, I am running into too many women going thru, or having loved ones, going thru the ordeals of chemotherapy. Thank you for your inspirational poem, which I am forwarding on....

Love and prayers to Pat, you and the family,
-debra & bill

At April 28, 2008 2:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Dave,
Thanks for sharing the thought from Rumi - I've passed it along to many friends. As my sister was just diagnosed with endometrial cancer, it was extra inspiring and comforting. Hope Pat is having a MUCH better week than the last few and that she is able to enjoy being home and doing something a bit more rewarding than simply being a pincushion to be poked and prodded by needles. Love to all, Kim and family


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