The Best Is Yet to Come

21 February
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Some routes are more challenging and difficult to navigate. We often feel isolated. Alone. No one could ever understand our struggle. This is my life’s story.

“Reading (this book) makes you feel like you are sitting with a good friend, having coffee, and you don’t want to leave because you are having such a good time!” – Heather


THE BEST IS YET TO COME Is an enjoyable adventure of my life, from birth to the current day. It is filled with surprising laughter, and raw honesty, as well as unimaginable struggles and challenges along the way.

As an 18-year-old girl, I was exposed to the carcinogenic chemical, Agent Orange, during the Vietnam War. Traveling with the USO under the auspices of the US Army, my life was unknowingly altered for life. Devastatingly, years later, I developed three life-taking cancers from that Christmas trip of 1970.

My story is always encouraging with the enormity of spirit and determination. I fight the monolithic bureaucracy of the United States while always sharing lightheartedness.

To me, life is a glorious kaleidoscope. It is a continually changing pattern of shapes and colors. Experiences build the foundation of who I am. During my lifetime, the mountain of memories I have gathered have supported the structure of my life.

Life is like an onion.  It is a big beautiful, purple, sweet onion with layer upon layer of complexity. Peel away one layer and there is something beautiful on that level. Keep peeling. The deeper you go, the more you have a bundle of sweet layers, each with its distinctive shape and personality! There is so much more than what is obvious on the surface.

I have had three cancers. Two of my cancers are currently active. They are along for the ride with me daily, and are sharing this adventure we call life. But, they are only part of my life and its story. Cancer has taught me and given me an immediacy of life. Cancer has become a gift of understanding and enjoying life’s amazing moments.

However, cancer is only one part of me.  It is a single event that shapes and colors my life. It is a chapter within a bigger story. But, it is NOT the whole story.

I am still the person I was before cancer came to me. My heart is always filled with how great life is. I am always grateful to be me. Please come along with me on this unusual life’s story. Enjoy the beauty and challenges of all that life can be.

I am delighted to have you along as company.

293 pages

Additional information

Weight 18 oz
Dimensions 9 x 6 x .75 in

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2 Responses to “The Best Is Yet to Come”

  1. Heather March 3, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    This book is more than inspirational. It’s also a blast to read, like sitting with a friend at lunch who is telling you a lot of juicy stories, and you don’t want to leave. Lesli has a way with words and a colorful life! She also has an attitude that lifts your opinion of human-kind! I know it’s odd to say that a book written by a woman who is fighting 2 active cancers is a great pick-me-up… but it is! 🙂

  2. Dené Davis March 6, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

    I am honored to say that this beautiful woman, Lesli, and her husband, Arnie are my friends.

    The depth of her heart and her wit are something I admire beyond measure. The loyalty and respect that Lesli and Arnie have for one another is an example of what marriage, and partnership can be in this world.

    I met Lesli just as she was recouping from the devastating treatment she survived for her first cancer. When we met what struck me most about the reed thin, very fair, statuesque woman with just a half inch long newly grown hair……was her extraordinary sense of humor.

    Whenever we are together, two of the best things I enjoy are…..when she can nail me with her flash wit, and make me laugh about myself. And, when I can make her laugh about one of the horrible unjust things that have happened to

    Laughter is how she keeps her regal head held up on her long graceful neck, looking forward to the best that is yet to come.

    Yes I am a fan and love her deeply. The day I received one of the first copies of her book, The Best Is Yet To Come, I poured over it, and I fell in love with her more.

    There could be a movie about just her amazing childhood and her very interesting parents but there should be a movie about Lesli Moore Dahlke because she is an absolute hero of human spirit.

    Share this book with people you love.

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