This post is part of the Fly a Little Higher Blog Tour which I am delighted to be a part of along with hundreds of bloggers raising awareness and giving hope to those with cancer. To learn more and join us, CLICK HERE.
In February of last year I attended Up, Up, Up! A Concert 4 Zach and I saw a young man living his dream. Everyone was there to hear him sing his song, “Clouds”, and he was loving every moment. Most people have been touched by cancer in one form or another. I’ve unfortunately witnessed cancer take my grandmother and uncle.
Laura Sobiech, Zach’s mom, had a book signing at the Mall of America on May 4th for Fly a Little Higher. She spoke about finding guitar picks in unlikely places all the time since Zach passed away. They handed out guitar picks with Zach’s picture on it to people in the autograph line. While Laura signed autographs they played a video of Zach with his family and friends. I was very moved by how strong Zach was and his ability to smile even though he knew his time was coming to an end here on earth.
Sometimes cancer takes the special people in our lives to teach us how to get off our butt and live our lives to the fullest instead of letting life pass us by. This by no means makes it any easier to lose a loved one. I look forward to reading Fly a Little Higher even though I’m sure it will be a difficult read emotionally.
Life for a cancer patient is not a bed of roses and yet Zach and my uncle chose to be strong and lived their lives to the fullest, rarely letting their illness get them down.
Are you living every day like it might be your last?
What are you waiting for?
Fly a Little Higher is written by Laura Sobiech, the mother of Zach Sobiech. Laura spent the last three years walking the road of cancer with her teenage son, Zach, and blogging about their battle with the disease. Zach wrote the song “Clouds” which hit #1 on iTunes the same week he passed away in May 2013. Grab your copy HERE.