Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Not what we were hoping for…

Well guys, I wish I had good news to report, but it is as we feared - the big "C" word.  Prognosis? We don't know yet, another test is needed.

It's easy to say that we're lucky - he is 96 years old.  And as someone who lost my father when he was only 42, don't I know that!  But it still fucking sucks.

Needless to say, this puts a damper on my good spirits, and all I can do is hug Marc and be grateful for every moment I have with my loved ones.

This is too simple to forget - we need to cherish those we love because life is too fragile.

In that vein, I called my grandmother today who was prepared to spend Xmas alone, but everyone was trying to convince her that someone or someONES from the family would get her from her place up here to have her spend Xmas with us.  Because Xmas is at my house, I thought I would specifically let her know that we would love for her to be with us.

She had to know this, but she seemed thrilled to hear from me and very excited to join us for the holiday.  I am lucky to have her still in my life – it’s easy to assume family knows this, but hearing it?  I think it mattered.

Putting things in perspective today....



  1. Very sorry about Marc's father. Sending positive thoughts his way.

  2. I am so sorry to hear this!! Cancer really effin' sucks!! I know you're not religious, but please know that I will be sending you and your family prayers, white light, and positive energy!! My husband went through cancer treatments during the summer to the neck/throat area and it was brutal, but he came through even when I wasn't sure he could take one more day of treatments. He's in the process of healing now, which is incredibly slow, but honestly, it really has brought our marriage and family closer. This Christmas is so much more centered on the love we have for each other and for our friends and family. Stay strong and know that you've got lots of support...even from random people who love your blog!!

  3. So sorry to hear about Marc's dad, and it doesn't make it any easier just because he is 96. All that you said is so true. We all need to remember to appreciate our loved ones and friends, and tell them we love them while we can. I love you and Marc, and hope you will try to enjoy the holidays with family. Aunt Karla