Terminal. So much more than a word found in the T section of a dictionary. For many, it’s not only “just” a word.
What is the first thing you think of when you hear this word? I SO wish that the first thing you thought of was an airplane terminal. Or a bus terminal. Or something not life threatening.
However, for the vast majority these days, the thing they associate with the word “terminal” is cancer. Oh that damn C. word. This horrid word hit our family this time…way too close to home. Many who know me, know that my mother-in-law has battled and CONQUERED cancer in the past a couple times. She conquered and won…and along the way found the amazing woman she is today and continues to amaze us with the brilliant and amazing person that she is. In May, news came to us in the form of a sit down in the living room conversation with Mike and I and his parents. While his dad wrangled my girls up in another room to play, I just had a feeling. http://itsallpink2me.com/2014/07/terminal-so-much-more-than-just-a-word/Not a good feeling. My feeling was right…
Mike’s mom has had her cancer return, this time they are using the “terminal” word and compounding it with ovarian cancer.
My mother in law will continue to be a shining ray of hope. She will continue to have amazing confidence in her treatment. She will continue to amaze us all one day at a time. Terminal to us, is not related to the C word. Terminal to us is an airport terminal, because it is being conquered…one day at a time.