Family life on the Coast.

Well, I'm back from a long week trip to the coast to visit Family. I wish I could say it was a relaxing fun filled visit full of love and laughter... but, besides the love that was certainly present all week, I can't say there was much more. Right now is just a hard time for my family.

My grandmother, who is 85 is on her final victory lap. She's a fighter I tell ya, but she's ready. I think the family is at peace knowing her time is near and after a very long visit with her on Friday, I know she will soon be free of pain, free of worry, and in a much better place. It was a hard visit, but also a wonderful visit. I got one more big smile from that beautiful face! 

My mom also had surgery last week on her month to remove two teeth. She has a deterioration of the bone, which is hereditary and so very painful. She's being a trooper and I was so happy to be there with her when she had to have it done. It was nice for once to be able to cook for her {milkshakes and mashed potatoes, ha}, clean, do laundry, and dishes and little chores around the house. 

Last, but certainly not least - back in August my Dad was diagnosed with cancer. After a great annual check-up and feeling like a chipper 47 year old, he had a seizure two weeks later. They found cancer in the brain, lung and liver. I won't go into too many details - but this past month has been filled with more doctors appointments, treatments and trips to the hospital than my parents have ever had to endure.  Dad started treatment the week before Labor Day and we are hopeful. Praying for his strength to fight and thanking god for our blessings every day. 

I'm thankful for a wonderful husband who has been home taking care of our littlest one, while I took care of my folks. It's a crazy time in life. Certainly one I was not prepared for, thus is life. I know that god won't give us more than we can handle, and for that I am grateful. 

Thanks to all our friends and family for the prayers. We'll take them all at the moment! 


  1. Sending you lots of hugs. It's extremely hard to take care of your parents. Holler if you ever want to chat about it...not fun but probably something from now on we're going to have to do. xoxo

  2. I found you through Classic Annie today and just wanted to say your family will be in my prayers. This has been a really hard year for our family, too, with the loss of my grandmother and my husband's dad to a glioblastoma. I will be thinking of your family.