Rusty Drowne – enjoys playing games more than doing homework.
A Tip To Live Fully – There is no time to miss anyone or anything because you are alive. Enjoy what is happening now. Can you?
Rusty has stayed with us since Sunday. I can remember when you were his babysitter. Although he’s now 10, his energy can still leave you feeling exhausted even after a walk home from school.
We decided to go out for “chinese” last night as a special treat for Rusty. We talked, laughed, ate chinese food even with ketchup, sipped green tea and shared our “fortunes” with one another – loving and living each “Rusty” moment fully.
My fortune cookie read, “Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.”
I remembered vividly the early weeks of your diagnosis. It was an unexpected life journey, which required determination and guts – and you were not afraid to play this game. Instead, we took on an attitude of “why not” and lived fully playing the cards we held very well.