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The gift of a day

This Saturday, I was scheduled to return to UCSF for round 2 of chemo. It felt soon. Christine was taken out by a cold for a week of it, in addition to working full time. Our time together was good, but short.

...and then Saturday morning I got word that I didn't have to check in until Sunday!! I actually cheered out loud. It was perfect weather. Christine got her energy and wonderful sense of humor back. And we delighted together in a wonderful day of zero commitments except to each other. I can't recall the last time we had a full day together without some other engagement or event. It was glorious, and a perfect way to reconnect and reaffirm why I'm fighting my hardest every day to get through this.

Because I have an amazing life with Christine, and so many more adventures and joys to experience! I will get through this, and get back to that quality life with even more gratitude and passion!

If you get a surprise day, or hour or moment with you lovey, don't defer or let it pass you by. Celebrate and treasure, delight and laugh and love.

Much love to you and yours,


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Comments (4)

  • carol tisson
    carol tisson

    Hurray! Blessings come in many forms, and this one seems perfect. Thanks for sharing your delight, Paul. And wishing you a successful 2nd round that brings you home quickly. Carol & Mike

    9 months ago · Reply
  • Patricia C. King
    Patricia C. King

    I’m so glad that you were able to get one more day and to spend Sunday with just Chrissy. I wish you good fortune in Round 2. - Patty K

    9 months ago · Reply
  • Mary M Slattery
    Mary M Slattery

    So glad you had a special day to treasure. Blessing as you go forward. Chris is an amazing young woman. Take care. Goid luck with round two. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love to all, Mike and Dave Slattery.

    9 months ago · Reply
  • Len Murphy
    Len Murphy

    Glad to hear you had a special day to call your own. Judy & Len

    9 months ago · Reply

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