Spirituality - Inspirational Stories ( Part 68 )


 Spirituality - Inspirational Stories ( Part 68 )

Week 68

The Water and the Seas

by D.K. Smith

Give thanks that you have been saved from your past, for this is a wonderful gift to receive. Know that you don't have to live in the past or any part of it ever again. You can be healed of all memories, thoughts and feelings of what once was, so that all old wounds can heal and seal over where they are not wanted anymore. You don't ever have to look back and remember the pain of a past that has been healed. Know that you are loved for who you are today, for your new day is every bit as beautiful, bright and amazing as yesterday was. It is not just something that happened to you in the past, but it is now something that can be experienced each moment of your life. Enjoy it now with full knowledge that there is hope of more beautiful days tomorrow. Today's blessing is what will make tomorrow a better day than today already was.

We were on vacation at the beach on the coast just south of Alaska when I found out I had cancer. I was enjoying the sun and the warm ocean breeze and a beautiful day for playing in the waves with my kids. I had cancer, but I didn't want to let myself know that that was happening to me. At least not yet. It was April, which is typically one of the best months for salmon fishing in Alaska. We were staying at a hotel near the beach where there is a freshwater creek flowing into the ocean just before it meets up with the Pacific Ocean. We would go fishing every morning just before breakfast and come back home in time for dinner.

My three kids are 7, 5 and 2 years old. I had just come back from getting a swim in the ocean before we went to our fishing spot. I just took one quick dip in the ocean in order to rinse off the salt water and to get the salt out of my hair. I didn't go any farther into the water than that and came back to our hotel room and hung out with my kids until it was time for breakfast.

I had an appointment scheduled at 9 a.m. with my doctor. I don't know why, but I just felt that I should have one of my routine physicals done on this particular trip. I guess it was because we were going to be there for a couple of weeks and maybe it would be the only time all year long that we would be able to do it. Maybe if I somehow did get cancer, then having the medical insurance from Alaska wouldn't cover me at any other time than now. The appointment with my doctor was scheduled for a week after we arrived at the beach in order for me to get my annual check up done first and then visit the oncologist after that if he had anything to say about test results or anything else.


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