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.