Tuesday, June 28, 2016


John and I were out running errands today.  Mid errand run we got hungry and decided to stop for lunch.  When we walked in we could see a lady wearing a hat.  You could tell from the no eyelashes, eyebrows, and hair, that she was in the middle of cancer treatments.  I watched her...she looked tired.  After speaking with her daughter briefly, we learned that her mother was battling breast cancer.  We talked to her as she left the restaurant. You could tell that she was not very old--she had to have been in her 50's.   She walked slowly to the car, with a cane.  John and I cried as we watched her.  It brought back a flood of memories.  I told John how hard it was to go wake Riley and Brynn in the morning while going through treatments.  I remember standing at the top of the stairs wishing that I didn't have to make the trek down the stairs to wake the girls.  I was so achy and it took every ounce of energy just to go down and back up.  Cancer is just simply the worst.  This move to Colorado has been hard, but seeing her today puts it all into perspective.  I'll take the mess, the chaos, the crazy, the boring, the feeling lost, the missing Idaho family and friends.  Sometimes our hard things are really not that hard.  I am so grateful for my health. 

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