Friday, August 22, 2008

because you know us...

Just want to throw it out there that we're totally cool with people asking questions about all of this. I know that no one quite knows what to say... and that's fine. We have no expectations that anyone will have just the right thing to say in this situation.

A few of our dearest friends have said, "I know that this isn't happening to me, but..." And to that I say nonsense. It IS happening to you because you know us. And we want you all to be free to ask questions and process this information too. If I can help with that please let me know.


Cassady said...

Our heart goes out to you guys. Whatever you need. Lots of healing prayers to you:)

Jess said...

We love you guys and miss you very much, and pray for you and your family very often. Please keep us posted...

Becky said...

All of the Little Monkeys miss you guys and our hearts broke when we heard the news. But your optimism inspires me! I think JOY is your spiritual gift ;) We love you and think of you often in our hearts and prayers!

Karen said...

Hi! I gather from your posts that P has smoldering MM. I "smoldered" (isn't that the weirdest term?) for a year and a half before I needed treatment; I have heard of people who have smoldered for years and years. New myeloma drugs are being developed all the time. By the time he needs treatment (if he ever does) there could be even more treatment options available. MM is no fun, but there is hope. Hang in there!

Amy Wilson said...

hey its amy w. here (of amy & ben now living in CT). Just wanted to say that we are and will continue to pray. for healing, for hope and mostly for God to be so close, for his presence to bring such comfort and peace and laughter as to make this time richer than any previous.

Where we are right now said...


Lord I'm tired
So tired from walking
And Lord I'm so alone
And Lord the dark
Is creeping in
Creeping up
To swallow me
I think I'll stop
Rest here a while

And didn't You see me cry'n?
And didn't You hear me call Your name?
Wasn't it You I gave my heart to?
I wish You'd remember
Where you sat it down

And this is all that I can say right now
And this is all that I can give

I didn't notice You were standing here
I didn't know that
That was You holding me
I didn't notice You were cry'n too
I didn't know that
That was You washing my feet


rebadre said...

Glad to know that this blog is here. I've been thinking about all of you!

Steph said...

we want to support you guys however we can. Thanks for posting this c. you are one special wife. :) (and you and P are so lucky to have one another) blessings, peace, and prayers for healing. love, steph.

Jennifer said...

My sister (45 years old) received the call from her doctor last night that she has MM. None of us had ever heard of it before so of course I have been on the computer the better part of the day trying to educate myself on it.

She had been having issues with her kidneys and they took 7 biopsies of her kidneys last week and the doctor had just gotten the results back from the mayo clinic.

Her kidney doctor has set her up with an appointment on Friday with a cancer and hematology doctor. Hopefully we will get a clearer understanding of what she is up against at that time.

My head is still kinda spinning at this point. I am thankful to people like you who blog about it so that people like me can read about it from a person living it and not just the medical side of it.

Please feel free to e-mail me with anything you think you wish you had been told when you first found out about your husband.

I just found your blog so I will try to read through it as I have spare time (I have 4 kids so there isn't a lot of that, wink)