Thursday, March 20, 2008

My heart is aching

... for my dear friend PengChe from college who has been battling with Cancer since Dec 2005. Since her initial treatment she has gone through 3 surgeries and numerous chemotherapy sessions. However, her body doesn't seem to respond to any of the treatments. She was advised that her body is too weak to get any further treatment by the doctor. She has been shedding quite a lot of weight and losing her appetite lately. The latest result from the CT-scan shows the tumour has metastasized to other part of her body. I can only pray for her and may god be with her at this toughest moment in her life.

I visited her while I was on vacation in January and she seemed to be doing fine and have an uplifting spirit. One would never think she is diagnosed with terminal Cancer as she is still cheerful and optimistic. As for last Saturday, things took a sudden turn and she was admitted to Singapore General Hospital emergency unit. My heart goes out to her and her family, hopefully PengChe will feel better soon. I love you, my friend!

PengChe, Euan and I

I will pray for Penny. Please do the same for her if you're reading my post today.

I was tossing and turning in bed last night and have been thinking about PengChe the whole night. I think it's time to reinvigorate and fulfill my dreams and to do plans. Life is too short to just sit around and keep dreaming without taking any action. No more procrastinating and wasting another minute.

Here is my dreams list:
1. Go looking for elves in Iceland
2. Inca trail treking to Machu Picchu
3. Visit the legendary Taj Mahal and experience the greatest love story in India
4. Learn how to crochet
5. Master the art of sewing and make a quilt
6. Own a cafe or a yarn shop
7. Learn a foreign language
8. Read more!

Sometimes we tend to take life for granted and we had forgotten how good it's to be able to wake up everyday next to our love one. We even forget to remind ourself how lucky we are to be able to wake up and start a day with sunshine awaiting us outside the window. So, as today the first day of spring, I will stop and smell the flowers, hug a tree, close my eye and feel the breeze against my cheek, say thanks to the birds who sing every morning! Tell friends and family around me how much I love and care for them. Be the best person I can be and learn not to be angry and prejudice. Live life to the fullest, laugh and cry and enjoy every moment in life. Practice to be patience, be nice to myself and others, try to reach out to help others and do not prejudge anything. Stay happy and be a better mum to Euan, better wife to Scott, better sister to my brother and SIL, better daughter to my parents =)

1 comment:

沈伊 said...

Bless you and PengChe. Hope she gets well soon.