Thursday, April 28th, 2011
On a lifetime of experience…
“I had just spent 8 years with my daughter, and her ups and downs with her cancer. (She finally died in 1990.)
So, I knew it was a job to be done, and we just handled it.
I saw my daughter handle her illness with grace and dignity, and I tried to do the same. The age has so much to do with it. My daughter had 2 children, and so much she wanted to live for.
By the time I was diagnosed, I’d already lived a full life.”
My philosophy in life, if I have just one, is from Paul in the book of Philippians. It says, “He hath learned to be content wherever he was with whatever he had.” And I have tried to live that, too.
God has blessed us in many ways and I am well aware of my blessings.”
“We are all here for some reason and I am just trying to carry out the purpose. There is a reason for everything that happens.
Life is just life, you know.
And God gives us capabilities. We darn well better use them.”
Barbara Staff | 87 | Plano, TX | mother of Susan and Barbara
Diagnosis: Breast Cancer 2004 | Lumpectomy 2004 | Chemotherapy 2004 | survivor