Life sometimes catches you completely unawares.
I have the Timehop app on my iPhone and today it reminded me of the past. If you are unfamiliar with this app Timehop connects to the photos on your phone, your social media, and maybe something else, and looks at what you posted on that day in the past. This can be a nostalgic thing when it brings up pictures of kids when they were babies or fun trips. But it can also be heart-wrenching when it brings up a post of a not so happy time. That is what happened to me today.
Today Timehop reminded me that it was two years ago today that we found out my dad had pancreatic cancer. Two years ago today marked the beginning of my world crashing down around me. The day I knew my dad was going to die much, much sooner than any of us was expecting.
In truth we were lucky to have him for as long as we did, just under two years. So many with pancreatic cancer only last a few months beyond their diagnosis. But my dad fought as hard as he could for as long as he could.
I miss him terribly and not a day goes by that he doesn’t enter my thoughts. This Timehop has reminded me that life is short. We never know when it might be snatched away from us. Maybe I needed this reminder that life is too short to be unhappy.