Monday, June 15, 2009
Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it. Winston Churchill
A storm is brewing. It is directly over the Gardner house. How I wish it were merely a blustery day that would last a few hours but I believe we may be facing a full blown hurricane. But instead of letting the current force her down and "pull her under" Cindy has chosen to once again resist. And in doing so, she soars.
Last week Cindy was confirmed with the diagnosis of breast cancer. Surgery will be required, along with radiation and chemotherapy. Tests after tests have been and will continue to be performed. Numerous appointments with numerous doctors have been scheduled. It is all still very new and we are hoping that by tomorrow we will have a clear picture of exactly what we are facing. (I say we because although Cindy is the one physically and emotionally going through all of this, the rest of us as her family and friends are in the storm as well. She is not alone!)
We are researching and attempting to become better educated in this disease. We are grateful for brilliant minds and skilled hands and modern medicine and technology. But most of all we are grateful for faith. It might be a bumpy ride. Rougher times are ahead. I personally plan on following Cindy's example to resist all that is bad. To fight for the good. And in doing so rise above all these trials.
Cindy will be posting her journey on this blog, along with updates from me as her designated scribe! It will be our way of keeping everyone informed without having to make countless calls, for she has countless loved ones who care! This way you can follow the technical progress and such, leaving you the ability to talk about other things with Cindy when you see her. Love to Reed and the kids as well. We encourage communication!
Comments on this blog are welcomed and encouraged! We will all get through this - together!
(posted by designated scribe - auntie libby )