Monday, January 26, 2009

There is a tide in the affairs of men

"There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries."
William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

We have caught the outgoing tide and are on the move. It's great to get going on this portion of the journey.

Kay is napping. I guess it's exhausting taking care of a cancer patient, getting his first radiation and chemo today. We're glad the ship has set sail and is on out on the open water.

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line but life never moves straight. I had to have a chest x-ray this am to see if my Pic line had moved over the weekend. It hadn't, but it delayed the start of everything two hours and we just barely got all the procedures in today. It's fun to win one. So far, so good.

I was told once that people don't care what you know until they know that you care. I felt like my main doc, Myron, listened to my whining this am. He considered my feelings. We're going to end up doing what he says and he had a good, yet unrehearsed answer for my concerns. Extraordinary, I thought.

Thank you, once again, for your prayers and good wishes. As the benefactor, let me tell you, it has made all the difference in the world. Sometimes I've felt carried by them. Keep up the good work!


  1. Thank you Jayme and Kay for including me in your blog. I've been honored to have Jayme mentor me over the last year and wanted to let you know how much of a difference it has made in my life!
    It was nice to read about your mother Kay. She sounds like a pretty special person. My grandmother has been a person like that in my life. She and a few of her friends have been meeeting once a week for the last thirty or so years in a prayer group. I've always believed they could work some magic in that group(maybe that's a testament to why I'm still alive!). Your family has been at the top of their prayer list since you started this process.
    Thank you again for keeping us in the know. You are in my thoughts and prayers every day.

  2. Hey bro, I am glad you have shoved off from the shore, my the wind be at your back and the warm sun in your face. My favorite brother In-Law and I have a tradition that when either one of us see a beautiful sunrise or sunset we call the other and proclaim a sunrise/sunset alert with a sense of ergency because they don't last long. When I see a great one it is like God uses the sky as a great big palet to paint a picture just for me that will take my breath away and remind me to count my blessings. This week I will be on night shift, 6pm--6am, So if you are lying awake at 3am and would like to talk, I'm all ears and bald headed. Love ya Brother, #6

  3. Jayme, in case you wanted to refer to the quote:
    "All men live enveloped in whale-lines. . . . And if you be a philosopher, though seated in the whale boat, you would not at heart feel one whit more of terror than though seated before your evening fire with a poker and not a harpoon by your side." Melville, Moby-Dick, end of chapter 60, The Line.