Sunday, June 24, 2007

A Very Strong Woman

I've always heard that bad things happen in threes. I hope that is true since my wife is now on her third catastrophe. She has a malignent tumor on her eye. First she had lung cancer, then she broke her hip and had many complications with that now the eye. I really don't know how she deals with it.

Amy, my wife, is one of those people who never seems to be down. When she had lung cancer she went about her life as if nothing was wrong. When she broke her hip, other than showing a little pain, she went on like nothing had happened. Now, she has the eye cancer and she remains steadfast and committed to beating it too.

I wish I were more like her. I get a kidney stone and grimace every time I move. I admire her for her fortitude and ability to see the bright side of every thing that happens to her. She is the kind of person who would make a great President or Captain of industry. She addresses a problem with an intensity and grace I wish Bush and our Congress would exhibit. The country would be a much better place if we had more people like Amy.



Blogger Larry said...

Chuck, I think the gals are just better at coping with physical maladies than we are. Maybe nature has imbued them with a higher tolerance level because of the childbirth thing, ya know?

5:13 PM  
Blogger Chuck said...

I do think women have a naturally higher tolerance for pain than men do, probably due to the childbearing thing as you said. What has impressed me so much with Amy is her mental toughness.

If more people just swallowed their medicine as Amy does and not whine about every little thing that doesn't go their way the world would be a better place.

The whineeness started in the 60s and has progressed to the point that very few people have the fortitude to defend themselves, or go against conventional wisdom or even accept responsibility for their actions. Paris Hilton comes to mind but there are millions of people who truly believe everything should revolve around them.

It wasn't always this way and I long for a return to people standing on their own two feet.


5:29 PM  
Blogger Larry said...

Good transition from Amy's attitude vis-a-vis the trend you ID'd, Chuck. Spot-on.
Very best wishes for her! Seriously.

9:30 PM  

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