We’ve set up this blog to help family and friends learn about, and keep up with, Jen’s fight with breast cancer. We also wanted a space to document and track everything for ourselves. If this is the first time you’ve visited this site, we know it might be overwhelming. We’re overwhelmed, too! But most of all, we’re grateful that you’re interested in learning more, and might join us on this journey.
Since the few weeks before Jen was officially diagnosed on March 8, 2012, things have started to move very quickly. As we begin to share the news, we know people will have many questions and may want regularly updates. We’ve also had our own questions, leading to a dizzying amount of information that we’re struggling to process. We hope this online space helps everyone stay informed and up to date, so we can focus most of our energy on Jen’s health and well-being.
We’re quickly learning that cancer brings many contradictions. The desire to tell no one, and the desire to tell everyone. Wanting to talk about it one moment, and the next, wanting to talk about anything else. Seeking out prayers, support, and encouraging words over here, but over there, wishing people would just drop the subject. Sometimes we’re wracked with fear, afraid of how our world may change. And sometimes we feel incredibly blessed to have the lives and friends that we do, almost eager to take on this harrowing adventure, full of resolve to charge straight through to the rest of our lives.
Often, we won’t know what to say. We may not say enough, or too much, or even say the wrong thing. We imagine this may be true for you, too. We promise to be as understanding as we can, if you promise the same.
Most of all, thank you for being here.