Dr. Al Danenberg ● Nutritional Periodontist
June 26, 2022 [printfriendly]
I’ve talked about my wife – my pilar of strength – many times. My most recent Blog about her was titled, My Awesome Wife.
But recently she has even outdone her awesomeness.
Sue has been my rock during good times and bad times.
What About You?
Do you have a “SUE” in your life? Someone who has supported you in good times and bad times? Has that person ever picked you up when you were down? Have you ever had dark days where your “SUE” was the only one who made the difference in how you felt?
If you have a “SUE” in your life, how have you showed your appreciation to him or her? No doubt, that very special person means everything to you. But don’t forget, you mean everything to that person.
How will you show your feelings for that very special “SUE” in your life? I challenge you to get off your ass and do something sweet for that star in your life – that pillar of strength.
What I Have Done
Over the past several months, I have written about my cancer setbacks. As I have described, active malignant plasma cells reemerged in my body because of bad side effects from my immunotherapy and the lingering effects of COVID. But this has brought on much pain with occasional deep depression.
And all along, my wife was there for me.
I wanted to show my gratitude to her by writing a free verse poem that helps me articulate my feelings.
Here is what I wrote for my Sue.
Gratitude for my Pillar of Strength
Life is a challenging journey …
It can bring us to our knees
It might elevate us to the almighty
It may hold memories under our control
It may contain lifechanging roadblocks
When it brings us to our knees …
It may make us stronger
It may break us
It may give us something to live for
It may cause much pain
When roadblocks are severe …
It may create deep depression
It might cause us to lose our way
It can stop us physically, mentally, and spiritually
It might cause us to give up
My cancer journey recently has …
Brought me to my knees
Caused me to question my beliefs
Weakened my physical and mental being
Interfered with my positive attitude
But then my pillar of strength enters the picture …
My wife talks with me and listens
She disrupts my negative thinking
This amazing woman gives all of herself
She asks nothing in return
My wife shines like a brilliant star
My gratitude exceeds any feelings anyone has ever felt for anybody
Sue embodies the spirit of an angel
She is my pillar of strength
I’d love to hear how you are honoring the special person in your life.
Share in the comment section, and let’s take a moment together to be grateful to those who love and support us unconditionally!
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