Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Taking some time to reflect on the past year because it's been a heck of a year.
A year ago today I underwent a partical nephrectomy to deal with the kidney cancer that had been discovered in early April,  by accident and miracle when I was in the process to donate my kidney to my cousin. 

My precious, beloved Nan had just passed away and I was devastated by her loss.

We had just been told that my father was living his last months with Stage IV liver cancer. 

And I didn't even yet know that in two weeks my husband would be jobless.

It was a very, very dark time.  It seemed impossibly dark.

If you read here, you know how this chapter of the story ends. 

Today my father and I are cancer free, both given the gift of health.  Shel is working, at least a little bit.  And we have two babies that have filled those broken crevaces of our hearts.   This is a light time.  A very light time because after the darkest moment comes the brightest dawn.

But a year ago I did not know that.  I did not know any of that. 

So for my friends and readers that are in that dark time I send you this. It will be ok.  Really, press the link and listen. You won't regret it.


Judy said...

Thank you for that. *hugs* to you, and I hope and pray the lightness continues for you and your family.

Silver Strands said...

Oh Jen! What a wonderful, uplifiting post!!! You brought tears to my eyes. Bless you.

Di said...

Yes it truly is All Right! Water under the bridge...good riddance! Let's look forward with hope, peace and joy!

Dawn said...

Needed that. Thank-you.

Kristin said...

I love your blog. It's encouraging for me and what our family is about to experience :)