|Adrienne and our frends daughter the sweet Caroline|
While working out of town I received some very troubling news about a recent diagnosis of a close friend of mine back home... This diagnosis hit me pretty hard as it was all too familiar and weighing heavy on my heart. I read the message from this friend over and over again hoping that I misread it or that it was simply not true, wondering how, why and all of these same questions that I struggled with in the past as my wife and I went through the fight against cancer. That word is just so piercing and frightening that when I read it in the message I received, my heart sank. Then I realized that we must not let that word or that disease have that much power or its like we've given up before the battle has even begun. I am not sure if it was from being away from home so long or from this hard to swallow news but upon my return home I went into a deep cleaning mode for hours on Thursday night staying up until about 4 a.m. until there was nothing left to do. I honestly did not realize how much I had done until I finally retired, curled up in a ball on my couch.
|Great couple, Great friends, amazing people|