As I mentioned in my previous blog post, witnessing the 3 Day did something to me. It called forth a booming rallying cry in my soul. It challenged me to make a difference in the lives of others, but especially for cancer victims and their families.
Months ago I started dabbling with a children’s book idea. Rather than writing another kids’ books about grief and coping with the death, I want to create something joyful and positive for children who never knew a special relative, like Szaba with her Grandma Suzy. I want to help transport those children and their families from a place of sadness and silence to a place of sharing, remembering, celebrating, and growing.
I know my idea has the power to do that. This will be my “walk.”
Sue never had the chance to finish the upbeat play she was writing for people affected by cancer. Though I can’t finish her untold story, I can take that baton—the desire to help those coping in the wake of this disease—and head full throttle for the finish line. There are people waiting out there, people I can help, people who could be changed for the good by Sue’s positive message … through me.
So I’m committing here and now, Internet friends, to this goal: I will see this idea realized. I will get this book published, even if I have to publish it myself.
I’ll keep you updated here as this project progresses. Wish me luck! And I encourage you to listen inside and hear what’s calling you, too.
By the way, if you knew Sue and have special memories of her, what she taught you, things she loved, or adventures she had, please share them here. Nothing is insignificant. Who knows? Maybe your stories could serve as breadcrumbs on the path to this end goal. At the very least, Szaba will enjoy hearing these tales someday.