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Only 9 months ago, Greg and I were delighted to embark upon our epic month-long RV trip through California, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Washington, Oregon and several beautiful destinations in Canada, including Calgary, Banf, Lake Louise and Victoria Island. We had a wonderful time together, waking up every morning with the thrill of wondering what would the day before us hold, and enjoying discovering every second of the unknown.
Little did we know then, that 9 months later, the open road ahead of us, as a couple, would be navigating the unfamiliar and scary territory of cancer. This week, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and while I am the one whose body this affliction has invaded, it has attacked both of us, affecting us equally, both standing together in solidarity to seek God, define treatment and go forth together, doing whatever it takes to rid our lives of this terrible disease.
If you’re reading this now, you probably already know about this shocking development. If you didn’t know before, I’m sure you are quite surprised. Believe me, to say this recent turn of events is jolting, is probably the understatement of the year. But nevertheless, it is our new reality and we are dealing with it as best we can.
Why am I writing about this particular adventure in our blog, which was formerly focused on travel? It occurs to me that our journey with cancer is really just another kind of adventure and in some ways, there are similarities:
We didn’t really know where we were headed then, (even though we had a general idea) and we don’t completely know now; where will the twists and turns of this journey take us? But this we do know: wherever we go, we go together and we have a deep and abiding faith that God will be with us every step of the way.
Greg and I want to personally invite you to travel with us. Knowing we have incredible, loving family and friends who would like to know the details and receive updates, and anticipating that it will be difficult for us to thoroughly communicate with each of you by phone or email, we’re thinking this will be somewhere you can check in with us. Also, I love to write, so I will enjoy creating a narrative that we will look back on some day when I am fully healed to remember the faith journey that this will undoubtedly be.
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