Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Way Back When-esday: The Battle's Beginning

Dateline: October 2005
Twins' Age: Freshly 4

Double Daddy's old maroon robe. The sippies. The hot pink cast "vase." The half-chocolate Eggo waffles. (The kids still ask for them, believe the manufacturer was heckled into a nutritional-lack shame circle. We cannot find them anywhere.)

So many visible reminders of that moment in time.  An invisible memory of that month? That October, we discovered Double Daddy had melanoma.

Now, nearly seven years, four surgeries, a round of targeted radiation, a clinical trial and too many scans to count later----after frequent, blissfully lengthy and much-appreciated windows of cancer-free living---we learned Monday, Double Daddy once again has to fight the fight.

Knowing my man's strength, humor, determination and love for his family warms my heart this challenging mid-week. Knowing the loving support and prayers of family and friends will buoy us all these coming months makes the challenge of this time seem less so.

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12 comments:

Kristi H said...

Praying... Praying... Praying!!!

angie said...

Oh Cheryl, NO. No, no, no. I'm so sorry to hear this. Of course, with his strength, humor and determination this struggle is going to be easier but oh man.....I'm thinking of you, praying for you and your family. HUGE HUGS.

The Smiths said...

Praying for Double Daddy!!

He has such an awesome family to fight along with him :)

Amanda said...

Praying for you guys during this.

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

I'm so sorry to read your news, Cheryl. Please know that you will be in our thoughts. Prayers for strength are heading your way.

Stacy Uncorked said...

Oh Cheryl I'm so sorry! I'll definitely be keeping your hubby and your family in my thoughts and prayers. ((HUGZ!!))


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Johanna said...

Praying for the family whose book helped me keep my sanity in the early months!!!

debi9kids said...

many, many prayers my dear friend.
Keeping you wrapped in His Light always.

Christina said...

Your in my thoughts....I'm so sorry!

Tracey said...

We are with you all the way on this journey. Your man can kick cancer like nobody else! Love you all!!

Barbara Manatee said...

Oh Cheryl= I am so sorry to hear this news. Scott and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Hoping for a quick and effective approach from Drs and Scott's continued strength and positive attitude!

Terra said...

Cheryl I am so so so so so sorry to hear this. Please know you are in my thoughts and if you need ANYTHING you know where to find me!