Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Stepping Up to the Plate

I'm not the type of the person who just drifts through life, not wondering all the horrible 'What If's?'.

-What if someone I love gets into a horrible car accident?
-What if one of my kids gets sick?
-What if I find out I have some dreaded disease?
etc., etc.

Sometimes, I think about these things far too often than the 'average' person should.

I was shocked none the less to find out last week that Mark has cancer. If anyone should have seen a big, bad thing coming, it should have been me, right? But I really didn't. We're not sure exactly what type yet, but we're pretty sure it's cancer of the throat.

He's dealing with it amazingly well. Me, on the other hand . . .
I really thought I was strong, but now I'm feeling not so much. It's so much up and down, I feel a little insane.

Good has been coming out of it though. I hope it comes out all good in the end. Please keep us in your thoughts. We're having to step up to the plate.


chesneygirl said...

Oh Renee. I am so sorry.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you SOO very much right now.

When you left that comment on my blog yesterday, it really kind of worried me. But I didn't want to pry.

Please keep me posted. I will be thinking about and praying for him everyday. Seriously.

Sending lots of hugs and love your way.

beki said...

You know that I'm here for you.

Laurie said...

Sending my prayers, always.

Cheryl Wray said...

Oh Renee, I hate to hear this. I will be adding you and Mark to my prayers each day.

My Dad had neck cancer (similar to throat, I'm thinking). He had a rough time (the radiation was tough in his saliva glands),but he is doing wonderfully now. Just keep the faith and stay positive!

kristi said...

I am thinking of you and your family in this trying time.

mamatulip said...

Renee - I'm so sorry.

My thoughts are with you.

Lammy said...

Oh Renee---
My heart is pained to hear what you are going through.
You're in my prayers.
You and your beautiful family.

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Krisco said...

I am so sorry. I fell off the blog world for awhile and thought I'd check in and man. I'm so sorry. I hope he is doing better and they got it and all the positive things that possibly could happen. I'm thinking of you and your family and will include you in our prayers.