My father had moved to Phoenix in 1982 with my step mother and 2 of her sons, still in high school, upon retirement from working in the factory for 30 years. He was just 49 when he retired and was ready to enjoy his life. About 2 years before his retirement he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and was hospitalized a couple of times. The doctors treated him conservatively with oral chemo and he responded well. He went into remission and was doing very well. We had thought with his age and now going into retirement that he would be ok. About 2 years after moving to Phoenix, the Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma came back with a vengeance. He was in quite a bit of pain, losing weight and had some bleeding problems due to spleen involvement. I was quite concerned for him so I decided to move to Phoenix to be with my Dad to support him and my step family. As a Registered Nurse, I was lucky that I could get licensed in another state and move pretty easily. I applied for positioned while I was still in Michigan and received and offer from a large dialysis company in Phoenix, so I took it.
Why could I leave so easily? Growing up in Flint, Michigan and the way my life evolved was challenging at best. Of course there were good times but there was also not so good times. I experienced what most people do. I went to college, dated, had family and friends, married, divorced, had physical, mental and emotional issues that I dealt with the best I could. I was weary of my life in Michigan. I was ready for a change. Ready to move on from what was created due to the karma that I accumulated. Did I know about Karma at that time? No, I did not. Did I know it would just follow me to Phoenix? No, I did not. Is that not what we do before we awaken? Yes. Was it the best move I could have made? Yes, for my soul journey! My father passed 1989 at the young age 56 years old from complications of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Many years later in 2009, I would finally connect my spiritual father, Dr. and Master Zhi Gang Sha. What a life changing experience to connect with your spiritual father and teacher. We search long and hard for true happiness and we do not always understand what are the blockages. I could finally receive some guidance and help!
I truly thank my physical father and my soul for bringing me to Phoenix. If I stayed in Flint, Michigan, I know now that things would not have turned out well for me. I am very grateful!
This is a picture of my father and me. He was just then having the beginning symptoms of the Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I love you Dad and very grateful to you for all the blessings and lessons you have given to me in this lifetime! Rest well.