The Promise

Today I make a promise to keep for every day

I promise to live my life and be alive in every way

Today it is my birthday and many years ago

My parents began a journey having no clue where I’d go

Mom and Dad were loving and raised me the best they could

They gave me an education, a family, a loving childhood

Every day I awakened, I grew and learned some more

I learn to love, I learned to laugh, and then I learned even more

Some lessons were not easy – to say good-bye was one

The times I lost my parents, I thought I’d come undone

But every day the sun it rose and filled the morning sky

With hopes and dreams and wishes and a promise to abide

To live my life, to take each day and make a memory

Each breath, each step, each full regard would help live care-free

For living is so precious – this day I didn’t think I’d see

As cancer took me over and filled my every me

But today…. my birthday… here I write of this morn

I raise my glass and toast this life – this world into which I was born

I promise to be grateful for this extra time on earth

It is a day full of promise, love, and potential – not just my day of birth

I promise to do my very best and open up Your gifts

So thoughtfully created and packaged – in the past I’ve set adrift

Yes,today I make a promise to keep for every day

I promise I will live my life and be alive in every way.

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About inmycorner

This blog began as an opportunity to tell my Dad's stories. I sat with him and the computer and together we told stories. It was a wonderful way to get to know Dad. He was 9. He and Mom had a wonderful life together and since she passed away a year and a half before him - Dad was ready to join her. I no longer tell his stories but have found stories of my own. The impetus to resume this blog was the discovery that I had stage 4 ovarian cancer. Since blogging had been so therapeutic for my dad and I to get through our grief, I felt maybe this would be a good outlet to process my situation. I also hoped it may serve as an outreach to anyone else who is facing this very ominous journey. So far, so good.
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15 Responses to The Promise

  1. Gallivanta says:

    I raise my glass to you. A very Happy Birthday. šŸ˜€

  2. Gwen K says:

    Beautifully written yet again. AMEN my dear friend.

  3. Jan says:

    Loving wishes for this special day and for all those special days to come, Stacey.

  4. Tom Graves says:

    A very Happy Birthday! May your day be filled with Love and Joy and Peace!

  5. Dawna says:

    May you have many more memorable, happy day’s HAPPY BIRTHDAY

  6. Maureen says:

    a beautiful poem. My niece is facing her cancer with courage, and I have been able to help a little, thanks to some of your writing…

  7. Your parents did something right bringing you up right, you are strong and a survivor. all our love Martin and Toni.

    • inmycorner says:

      Thanks, Martin – guess the warrior mentality may have come from them! Together they survived WWII, cancer, Parkinson’s, arthritis, a stroke… and me!

  8. pepe says:

    Happy wishes for you on your special day….Happy Birthday and sending you lots of blessings šŸ™‚

  9. RoSy says:

    Cheers!
    And – {HUGS}

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