Monday, July 28, 2008

well, almost a month has passed...

well, it has been almost a month since i posted last. life just continues to move forward. i have not been scrapping but i have been very busy around my house. i spent some time getting things in order for my national re-accreditation for my daycare. i attended a national family child care convention. i continue daily to care for children and my family. sometimes other things take precedence over the things that we want to do and that is okay.

i think that often times we can learn such important life lessons along the way, from living and from watching others live. this past winter, i discovered a wonderful lecture on the internet like millions of others. the lecturer was dr. randy pausch, a carnegie mellon professor that was asked to give a lecture as part of the colleges' 'last lecture' series by their professors. the difference for the this speech given by randy pausch was that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier and was now given three to six months of 'good health'. his lecture is amazing and if you get a chance to watch it, you should. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5_MqicxSo
i also purchased his book titled the last lecture, a must read for everyone, indeed!

last friday on july 25, randy pausch's fight with cancer ended. he left his wife jai, his three beautiful children; dylan, logan and chloe as well as his mother, sister and her family. dr. randy pausch was an amazing person that exemplifies this quote by cicero, " the life given us by nature is short. but the memory of a life well-spent is eternal". i hope to someday meet randy pausch in heaven and thank him for his strength and courage that he shared with millions, those who knew him and those who wished that they had known him. thank you randy.

1 comment:

Alteredego said...

have you heard anything on your accredation? Hope you had a good time at the childcare conference. It was a shame I wasn't able to go, we had Nascar tickets. Glad to see you bloggin.