Living on a Timeline
June 22, 2016
We all wonder what we’ll do, how we’ll react, if (or when) we receive news of our own or a loved one’s terminal diagnosis—and how we’ll go on living when we have that information.
This is the story of how one young, newly married couple did just that:
They requested that doctors never tell them how long was left
They skipped the bucket-list approach to living life
They “accepted the impermanence of the situation but they didn’t dwell on it”
They spent time watching TV
They got pregnant and had a baby
Read more about Nora and Aaron’s story here.
And check out Nora McInerny Purmort’s memoir,
It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool, Too).
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