Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Big C

The Big "C" Cancer has reared its ugly head this week. A friends Dad last his 7 month battle with Cancer this week.  On the same day my Aunt also lost her fight. It is so hard to watch friends and family grieve for their loved ones. 
In my Dad's family my Aunt is the 4th sibling to die from this horrible disease.  My Dad came from a large family there are 13 kids total in the family. Four of them lost to cancer and 1 (My Dad) to heart attack. 2 died when they were real young to pneumonia and kidney problems.  Unfortunately my Uncle has also been diagnosed with Cancer and is not responding to treatments either.  Sometimes we wonder why our family has been hit so hard.  We know God is in control and he has a plan that we don't understand. We know that our loved ones are in a better place and are no longer in any pain.  That doesn't always ease the grief though at least not now. 
I am not one to sit around and do nothing. After hearing the news I felt like I had to do something. So I left work went to Walmart and bought basic supplies to take to the families. Plates, cups, paper towels and a veggie tray.  My  Husband and I have both lost our Dads and when we were going through it the last thing you want to do is worry about dishes or what to feed everyone.  I will be fixing more food tonight to take down to my Aunt's for tomorrow.  I know there will be plenty of family there tomorrow.  This may seem small but I feel the need to keep busy.  I hate Cancer.


  1. My condolences to you and your family.

  2. Being there for family(in whatever way works for you both)is the best thing anyone can do in this situation.
    Hugs, sluggy

  3. I'm so sorry for all you and your family are going through. Hang in there, miracles happen every day.

  4. It is an awful disease, I am sorry you have to go through this.