Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Reschedule

The gentleman that was to administer my test today has had cancer. He had a radiation treatment yesterday. He asked me to call this morning before I drove the two hours to his apiary.

When I called just after 8 a.m., his voice sounded weak and weary. He asked if we could reschedule. I said, of course.

He sent me a text this evening, so we're set for Friday afternoon.

I'm torn because I feel as though I'm adding to his load at a time in his life where his load is heavy enough.

I've talked to him several times the past few weeks. He is an avid beekeeper. I think he wants to help as many people on their journey to becoming a responsible steward of honeybees.

I'm signing off now because I need to go study.

The sun came out this even, and this tiger swallowtail boy came to sip on the butterfly bush. Go figure.





12 comments:

  1. Hopefully the radiation will help him.

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  2. I'm sure it gives him joy to be able to pass on his love for bees and does not feel it is a burden. Just make him proud.

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  3. Radiation was a horrid experience for my Tom ...but thank God, he came through. Prayers for your mentor!

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  4. If you are in any doubt ask the gentleman. It sounds as if he would rather continue to contribute/participate in life. Which is wonderful.
    And thank you for the glory of the flutterbye.

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  5. Funny that. The fact that much of life here on earth depends on the little honey maker. I am sure some people have such a dedication that pro-beeing, is a center of their lives.
    In the middle of all this, CANCER is one of the nastiest and meanest words in the English language.
    Sherry & jack

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  6. I would say if it's something he loves, it's not a problem for him at all. Glad he could reschedule the time. Hope the treatments work for him. If you love what you do, it is never really work!

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  7. What a caring man. Calling you to reschedule, he showed his devotion to patients.

    May God bless him and touch his body.

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  8. Praying for the man ...life can be so tough. I loved your picture. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  9. I'm so sorry about your bee keeper gentleman. I have had radiation and it zapped the energy out of me but I also had chemo before the radiation. Having cancer makes one appreciate life even more through the suffering. Go figure. I hope he gets better so he can keep on doing what he loves.


    Lovely picture of the butterfly. Such a beauty.
    Hugs, Julia

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  10. That's too bad about your bee keeper friend/teacher. I know he probably loves to help folks with beekeeping and sometimes I've noticed that cancer patients just want life to be as normal as possible so I bet he doesn't feel like you're adding to his load. I'm guessing it makes him happy.

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  11. Oh...the poor man and to have to go through this ordeal when this virus is everywhere, especially in the States. I know he has a strong kinship with family and friends just from your writing. I love this picture of the butterfly in the beautiful blues. In native teachings the butterfly means Joy in Life

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