Four years ago tonight I received an email from Lori. It contained a link to a website I had never heard of. She asked me to read it, run it by her Mom and if we were OK with it we would tell a few people about it. The following is what was at the other end of the link:
wishes & reality
Posted on December 10, 2008
What I wish is that there was not a need for this blog. Not a need to have a place to post updates about my Mom, not a need to keep our friends and family informed, not a need to talk about cancer. I wish my Mom didn’t have cancer……
But she does, and we are so fortunate to be reminded daily that our family is not traveling this road alone.
I think it is an understatement to say that Mom has a lot of friends, and each of you in whatever way you chose to reach out has been a source of comfort for our family.
Writing has always been a trusted outlet for me, so I hope by sharing my thoughts I can keep those who care about Mom informed, updated and in the loop. So with Mom’s blessing this blog begins, I’m not sure where it will take us but I do know that we will have love, prayers and friends on the journey with us, thank you all.
Sometimes it seems like yesterday. Sometimes it seems like a very long time ago. I agreed to help her a little with some of the technical or medical stuff. I guess somewhere along the way, like my daughter, writing became a trusted outlet for me.
The two blogs have produced 356 posts, 1,307 comments and 70,386 times someone has cared enough to see what was going on in our lives.
I guess I’m just feeling a little nostalgic tonight, please accept my sincere 70,386 Thank Yous.
Do you remember that car fever I talked about? It just took about three months but the fever is gone.
Your thoughts and prayers are still needed and appreciated.
Good Night and God Bless.
Thank you for posting.
We are so glad you did.
Prayers going up.
Thank Yous are not needed. We all love you. But, car fever is another matter! I may need to send you some Car Stuff !!!
Your writings continue to help others heel from their hurts, do not stop.
I would like to say “thank you” for posting. You have been a blessing to so many of us.
Good to ride along with you…… I hope you go on forever….. we should be thanking you….