Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The "C" word...

Did you ever know someone who was so captivating that they almost seemed magnetic?
At first you think, "I never knew there could be anyone so incredibly genuine". 
Knowing her helps you to see the good in other people.
This is my mother-in-law Sandi.

My kids call her Sasha ... you may remember the post I did about her birthday a while back.  
She has absolutely, positively made a difference in my life.
She has influenced the person I am ... the woman I am.

Two weeks ago, everything in our world Changed. 
Two weeks ago, Sasha was diagnosed with Stage IV liver and lung cancer. 

Most of you who know me personally have met her.  
If you have had that privilege then you know she is most definitely a one of a kind.
She is beautiful ...
She is funny ...
She believes in you ... even if she barely knows you.
She is the type of person who can almost instantly, with a smile and some words, 
help you to hold your head high and take a happy stride through life. 

Please pray for her ... pray for us.  
So far she is doing great.  She started chemo on Monday.
Today she went through a relatively invasive radiation treatment.
She did it in full make up ... jewelry ... and heels, only Sasha.

It's in storms like these that time slows down.  
You hold onto the minutes a little bit tighter.
You try to truly live every passing second.  

We will get through this.

As Sasha herself says, 
"It's a little "c" not a big "C".  Let's not give it any more power than it deserves."
I told you she is amazing.  
She is loved by so many and all of us will fight with her.

We are not here to weather the storm ...
But to learn to dance in the rain.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Missed us???

Have you missed us?
I am so very sorry We've been MIA lately.  

The whole thing started with my trusty apple spending a few weeks in repair.
I almost got a new macbook out of the deal .... but alas, I am back and operational.

After my computer spent a few days too many with the mac doctors, we went on the road. 
Lots of travel.
Lots of good times with family.
We even saw Mickey Mouse followed by big sky and tall cacti.

Then there is the chaos associated with a household that's been neglected for weeks.
I'm catching up ... slowly.

We also have some family news that is weighing heavy on our hearts. 
We need lots of prayers and positive vibes sent our way.

I'll share all of this with you.  I just have to figure out where to begin.

So ... I'll get the posting started ... as soon as I wash enough clothes for us to not run around naked.
I do have my priorities.  

Much love and peace -
The McCoys