Thursday, March 6, 2014

Cancerversary: Part Two

I don't know folks.

I thought I would have a lot to say, as I usually do.

And I typed, and wrote, and typed some more.

But then I decided a picture truly IS worth
a thousand words.

And I have a thousand words worth of pictures.

(But will spare you the misery of looking at
ALL of them...maybe later.)

So, I thought I would share a FRACTION of the 
cancer journey pictures I've taken over the past
12 months.

(And someday you can ALL thank me for the thousands
of pictures I've taken by the way.)

There have been SO many 
treasured moments along our journey.

And heartache that I could have never imagined.

We can only thank those (with never enough words
or thank you's) who have stood by our sides 
and propped us up when we have felt like tipping

Our hearts have grown and been filled.
And they have taken a beating as well.
All at the same time.

Our ups have been higher and our downs have been
lower than I could have ever humanly imagined possible
a year ago when we started down this road.

In the wise words of Kurt Vonnegut:

"Be soft.  Do not let the world make you hard.  
Do not let the pain make you hate.  Do not let the
bitterness steal your sweetness."

We hope to make it through whatever lies ahead
intact, and sweet and still full of love.

We hope to have the courage to keep 
stepping out into the darkness and unknown.  

We hope that you will keep holding our hands, buoying
us up, and giving us strength.

For truly, we cannot do this alone.

We thank you for standing with us as we walk 
down this path.

And that's what I've got for today.


We're SO glad Kyle is here 12 months later.

And in the words of Katniss Everdeen (from 
the Hunger Games series of course)...

"May the odds be ever in your favor, Kyle."

And that's what I've got for today.

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