Sunday, October 31, 2010

This One's for Charlie

Tomorrow is my last chemo day with Charlie before she moves on to a new opportunity as an ER nurse closer to her home. Charlie has been my chemo nurse during the Avastin days and celebrated with me on graduation day in 2008, and we both foolishly lamented how we missed each other during those long stretches between MRI scans. And she's been here to get me started on this latest round of Avastin, transitioning me to a new pair of caring hands.

Charlie also introduced me to Coconut M&M candy, which may actually cure me. It's good stuff -- like an Almond Joy in a candy shell!

I just can't say goodbye to Charlie without thinking of one of my favorite Michael McLean songs, called "One Heart in the Right Place":

There's no telling how much a sunrise means to the one who had a terrible night;
And there's no telling how much a hand to hold means to one whose being led to the light.
And no one can tell, though at times they might try what it means to have one friend that's been true;
So I guess there's no telling you just how much one heart in the right place can do.
There's no telling how far ones eyes can see when someone's vision can inspire a song
And there's no telling how big a dream can be for the one whose learned to never think small
And no one can tell though at times you might try what another person's love means to you
So I guess there's no telling you just how much one heart in the right place can do
But there's been a heart as big as it's dreams that's blessed us all for so many years
It's been in all the right places at all the right times and it's changed everyone of us here.
There's no telling how much that sunrise meant to the one who had a terrible night
And there's no telling how much a hand to hold has meant to someone whose been led to the light
And no one can tell though at times they might try what it means to have been touched by someone
So there's no way of telling you just how much your heart in the right place has done
We wish we could tell you now just how much your heart in the right place has done

2 comments:

Brenda said...

you had to go and make me cry...or maybe it was just my allergies acting up!! yeah that was it! Krista, are an inspiration to me each and every day. You strength and your always positive attitude makes me remember that each day is a blessing and we should always try to be a blessing to others. That is what we are on this earth for, after all.

Josh and Kristen said...

Thank you so much for your great attitude. I love that song and I might just have to share it on my blog too! Thanks so much!!! Lots of love and prayers coming your way!