1 Year Later: Family Dealing with Grief Still Relies on Faith
I truly believe that people come into our lives for a reason. Maybe you have something to teach them or you are left with a lesson. Either way, I don't think our interactions are just coincidence.
Back in October of 2019, I saw the story about a local woman who received a special video message from Chris Hemsworth - Yes, Thor! Michele Adams was in end stage colon cancer, and her daughter was able to get a hold of his trainer and rush the video message of encouragement to her. I get way too excited about celebrity interactions, so I immediately reached out to my friend, Andrea, who is related to the family, so we could interview Michelle on the show.
I was not prepared for what I was going to hear / feel during that interview. Bobby and I were a little apprehensive to mention the C word or, worse yet the D word (death). Obviously, end stage of anything describes exactly that - The end. So, we were prepared to lead with Marvel questions and talk about what led to her getting the special message. Take a moment and listen to our interview, before you go any further. I actually went back and re-listened to it, too.
Wow. That certainly has even more meaning, since losing my Mother-in-Law to COVID in October. There was no way for us to know that everything we did prior to that, would be the last. Think about it; What if you celebrate your final birthday this year. Are you living the life you want to? Are you wasting time, thinking that you'll do (Whatever you're putting off) next year?
Michele's story really sends the message that we need to make the most of the time we have left. It's been a year since she died from cancer, and I know her family misses her everyday.
Here is her husband, Tom's post about her today;
"I can’t believe that a year ago this morning I lost my beautiful Michele. We fought cancer together for almost 9 years, but we were together in that fight and that made it a little better. The last year has been tough and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. I know if she were here today she would begrudgingly give me a hug and tell me to suck it up and go to work, so that’s what I’ll do. Pray for my girls today. This year of firsts has been hard on them, but today is the worst. Hug your loved ones and tell them what they mean to you. Tomorrow isn’t promised..."