In addition to not liking to cook, I also don't like to make school lunches in the morning. I've been doing this for 11 years now and I find it a very tedious chore. Now, I know many of you are probably asking yourselves, "Why in the heck is Pam still making lunches for her daughters who are in High School and Middle School." And THAT, my friends, is an excellent question. And one for another post. One I'll write as soon as I figure out the answer.
Anyway, the reason I'm writing about something so mundane is that I read an article in our local paper about a guy named Bill, who is (like me) in his late 40's. He recently went to the doctor complaining of stomach pains. His doctor thought it was most likely an ulcer. Well, it turns out Bill does not have an ulcer. He has stomach and esophageal cancer. But that's not all, the doctor also found a lesion on his brain. Bill had surgery to deal with that 13 days ago and started chemotherapy for the cancer on Monday. Just days after brain surgery, Bill said that the one thing he couldn't wait to get back to was making school lunches for his three teenage sons. Whoa! That statement really stopped me in my tracks. What a reality check. I will never complain about making lunches again. And tomorrow morning when I pack those brown paper bags, I will send up a silent prayer of well-being for Bill.