Friday, April 29, 2011

4 Generations

While the last couple months have been tough, we were able to set some time aside this Easter and enjoy some time together as family. We enjoyed a wonderful meal full of ham, cheesy potoatoes (my favorite!), green bean casserole, rolls, corn...all followed by an Easter Egg Hunt for the kiddos.

We also took some time to take some family photos...here is a priceless photo I will cherish always...4 generations together.


Hope everyone had a blessed Easter. Christ has risen!!!

xoxo

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Never say never.

Never say it won't happen to you. Never say that because it is not in your family that you are not at risk. What am I talking about?

Cancer.

I hate this word. Cancer has officially changed our life, and not for the better. Within the last month, my mom has been through so much because of this disease.

Specifically, she has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer. She has been through a lumpectomy (which did not get it all). She has been though emergency surgery due to a hematoma. She has been through numerous doctor visits, scans, tests, procedures...and now, she has been diagnosed with the worst stage, the terminal stage. It is in the rest of her body-her lymphnodes, her liver, her spine, her pelvis, and her ribs. She is in pain.

She is now undergoing aggressive chemo. The next 3 months will determine the length and quality of her life. Hopefully this will decrease her pain, but unfortunately at the same time will make her sick. And make her lose her hair...


(picking out her wig...)

We are trying to stay positive...definetely looking to God through all of this. Luckily, we all have so much incredible support from countless family and friends. I could not be thankful enough for that.

So, we are in the midst of a very rough journey. But we will get through this. She is strong. And no matter the end result, we know that because of our Lord and Savior, she will win either way. But I am praying we will have lots of time left with her on this earth...

Monday, April 4, 2011

Five years.

I can't believe it has been five years.
Five years since my dad has passed away.
Since I got that dreaded phone call.
And drove that 20 minute drive that seemed to last an hour.
Five years since I lost a bit of my heart.
It has never mended.
Miss you dad. Miss you with all of my heart.
I found this on my computer a few days ago. Thinking of that day still takes my breath away.
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