Wednesday, April 22, 2009

It's Hard to Blog Today

It's hard to write today. We received some very sad, frightening news from Michigan where my husband's clan resides. 

Our little nephew Shane, just 10 years old has been diagnosed with a cancerous tumor.  He is having surgery tomorrow to remove the tumor. We won't know more until after the operation.

This has all happened really fast - starting with a playground fall just last week and what was thought to be a bruise. Well, that "bruise" got worse and by the third visit to the doctor's this tumor was discovered. 

Needless to say, his parents (my brother-in-law and his wife) are frantic but holding their own and making very rapid, wise decisions based on the best available information right now. 

Jim, my husband is leaving tonight to be with his brother and family. I'm glad he's going. It's hard being so far away from family in the best of times. When tragedy strikes, it's even harder. I wish I could go too. At the very least I could keep everyone fed. 

That's me. When the going gets tough - I get cooking. 

For now, if all of you who read this could just stop what you're doing and offer a gentle prayer for Shane and his family it would be greatly appreciated. While you're at it, offer it up to all the sick kids out there. Everyone needs a little help from above. 


  1. I think this is a parents worst nightmare-how devastating. Prayers are being uttered here! Blessings to the whole family.

  2. Thank you. Yes,a parent's nightmare. I kissed my kids and hugged them a little tighter last night and this morning. We are praying and I am baking and praying. I'm not sure which one I'm better at.

  3. We are all praying here in PA.

  4. thank you, thank you, thank you.The cookies are on their way.I know they can't help,but they can't hurt either, right?


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