Wednesday, March 10, 2010

See this Couple?

These are my parents, Dan & Sherry. Aren't they a cute couple? They have been married for 45 years! Don't they look healthy in the S. Florida sun? They certainly don't let on to what they have endured in the past 5 1/2 months. On October 2, 2009, within 24 hours, they both found out that they had cancer. Just as luck would have it.

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!


  1. That is grace absolutely. They look fabulous and here's to many many more happy years together! Thanks for sharing Cathy!

  2. Your parents are beautiful people, and may God put his healing hands on both of them during this time. They will beat it! I'm catching up on some of your posts, and enjoying your blog so much!
    XO, Kelly

  3. I am so glad to hear your parents are going to be alright. I have no other words. The post just left me thinking you just never know what is around the corner. I like your blog so far!


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