3.22.2010

{ enough already }


So, this print sums up my life lately. I was all gung ho about spring...springing forward as I called it. Well, last week took a turn right off the happy highway when we found out my dad has prostate cancer. This coming only a year after my mom was diagnosed with kidney cancer. And you all know my ovarian cancer history. So, needless to say we are all "cancer-ed" out. I never want to step foot in another oncology office. Ever. Enough already.

The good news is that with surgery & treatment, etc. his prognosis is good. But with news like this coming on an annual basis its been difficult for me to fully embrace happiness, you know what I mean? It feels like just when I start get back on track, life throws me another dodgeball (that hits me hard). So, I'm going to press the re-start button beginning now. To embrace spring, to be happy. To look forward. To be hopeful about my dad's prognosis. { I don't suppose any of you want to take me here to help with this? ;) }

image above that sums up my life perfectly available here.

10 comments:

dmoms said...

I hear you. We've had a string of events take place in the last couple of weeks that are stealing my joy. One day at a time. Yes, I would take you to Red Mountain in a heartbeat if I could. Take good care.

ms. less is always more said...

Take care girl, I wish your dad the best in recovery. The only one thing I know for sure these days is that life has challenges... we have to be of the mindset that they will come and we will end up on the other side of these "bumps in the road" eventually. Keeping our joy and grace through it all is the true test.

Leslie said...

Oh, dear! I'm so sorry about your dad's diagnosis. :-( My FIL was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, and his prognosis is not good. That sort of thing does send everyone's life into this crazy, emotional tailspin, for certain. (Maybe we could get a group rate at that spa!) Your dad will be in my prayers!

Laura said...

I'm sorry to hear this news; my very best wishes to you and your family. Keep hopeful and always keep looking forward.

Fit Mommy said...

Keep plugging away. Things will get better.

LobotoME said...

thank you all for the lovely sentiments... xo, jenny

Joan said...

It is simply no fun when sh*tty things happen that we have absolutely no control over. I wish the best to you and yours. Remember to take care of yourself.

karen said...

Oh Jenny, I am so sorry to hear this latest news. I know that everything will work out for the best & I wish you & your family nothing but hopeful & faith filled wishes. Hang in there! You've made it through with flying colors before & I have a feeling that makes you the person that inspires so many people!

p.s. will you please e-mail me your address? i have a thank you for you that has been collecting dust! (karinaink@msn.com)

PS~Erin said...

Oh goodness. I'm so sorry that you are dealing with this right now. You must have one strong family! Keep on keeping on.

heather said...

Jenny!!! So sorry about your dad's diagnosis...glad the prognosis is good, but know that treatment isn't a walk in the park either! Hang in there..definitely praying for your Dad and your fmaily and end to this string of bad news!!!