Thursday, October 15, 2009


one of the great challenges about something so life, and i reiterate, life altering is how magnified all our strengths become, but at the same time, our weaknesses. as survivors survive (and thrive), we may sometimes feel like there's no room for our weaknesses because we have to be strong, not just for ourselves, but for everyone else. i want everyone to know it's ok to experience frustration, fear, and even anger, and that we will with each other. that is the great challenge from something like cancer. it is no respecter of feelings. it attacks and we are still ourselves. let it be known we are not always brave, we are not always kind, and we are not always great to each other. but we have faith that god will provide and see us through.--geoff (dad)

1 comment:

  1. I love this post from Geoff (DAD) because "frustration, fear, and even anger" are synonymous to cancer and anyone who has had a family member or loved one go through this, knows this! What I learned from my dad's battle was that it was OK to have these feelings! One more thing that I learned was "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning how to dance in the rain." (Your sweet family is dancing beautifully!)