It is horrific to find out that both of your parents have cancer at the same time. I would never wish it upon anyone. You are scared & overwhelmed & you cannot stop crying. (The best words that I received during this time from sweet friends, was, "I am sorry". Three simple words.) I cannot imagine how they felt. The concern & fear for yourself & the concern & fear for your spouse, all at the exact same time. I am sure that it was indescribable.
It is their story to tell how & what they felt. I can just say that I am amazed at their strength & their faith. Can you imagine telling your 4 children that you both have cancer? My mom says that we all had the exact same response. After telling each of us, it looked as if we had been punched in the stomach. Funny, that's how it felt, only worse.
They endured many doctors appointments, tests, surgeries, treatments, & consultations. All at the same time. It was not a walk in the park. It required my parents to be vigilant in communicating with various doctors & medical personnel. It required an extreme amount of good attitude & patience.
Dan & Sherry are now cancer free. And they are an amazing testament that if you have a positive attitude & your faith, that you can endure the toughest of times together. No one looking from the outside would even know what they have endured. That's grace.
I am thankful for my graceful parents & their ability to kick cancer!