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Strength……From Charlie Brown & Snoopy

on January 31, 2016

Charles Schulz and his creative team must be applauded for this heartfelt conversation between Charlie Brown and Snoopy.


Bird sent me this as her family is at the throes of deciding prolonging treatment of chemo and radiotherapy for her father at stage 4 terminal lung cancer.

There is always the possibility of succumbing to the treatment instead of dying from cancer itself.

It is difficult when there are relatives.

She has to deal with both paternal and maternal side arguments.

I told her to stay out of it as her mum is much alive and as his wife, she has to decide.

Her family has decided to insulate her father from knowing about his condition.

But her father, I am sure is an intelligent man, and will know from the treatment he receives.

There is no best way to die really….her father’s mother (Bird’s grandmother) is still alive at almost 90 years old…- genetically her father might beat the odds!

Tough decisions for Bird and all I can do is encourage her from afar.

Stay strong Bird… what Charlie Brown and Snoopy says …we all gotta die someday but other days we will not.

Blessings and a speedy recovery is wished for your father. A miracle if you will from above!!

13 responses to “Strength……From Charlie Brown & Snoopy

  1. eths says:

    Love this!

  2. Deanne says:

    I truly love your posts… They always bring a smile to my face even when the situation is bleak

  3. HN says:

    It is tough to agree in this situation even though everyone has the father’s best interest at heart. I think if possible I would (some day in the far future!) like to make my own decision.

  4. Thanks for posting – useful as I’m working on a post about the subject, Cheers!

  5. A. Blake says:

    So true, imagine living as if it were your last…

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