To say a lot has happened in the past few months would be somewhat of an understatement.
There has been a mixture of good, bad, and really bad – I guess that’s life?
Let’s start with the bad and just get it over with.
I haven’t discussed this at all in this forum, but Casey’s mom is sick. Very sick. She battled lung cancer, and not two months after treatments were completed, tumors were found in her brain. There isn’t words to describe the news that we received two months ago, when they stated that typical prognosis is a year.
A year left to live.
Clearly, the doctors don’t know. It could be more, it could be less. But mortality has come crashing around our family.
Your prayers, thoughts, mojo, and good wishes are more than welcome as we walk this journey. I would do anything to take the pain out of Casey’s eyes. Out of his family’s hearts. Instead, we can only walk the journey. Treasure the moments. Create and then write out the memories. Collect the moments for the days ahead, because we’ll need them to fall back on when darkness falls.
About two weeks after finding out this news, Casey got laid off. Ever here that when it rains it pours? Totally true.
However, I was so proud of Casey. Of course he was shocked and sad, but he made finding a job his job, and within three weeks he was employed again. He even managed to find another job that only works half day on Friday! Lucky guy. And even more amazing, the place that hired him created a position FOR him *they weren’t even hiring!* because he is so valuable. Although this turned out for the best in many ways, it was a terrifying three weeks, and I’m grateful to Casey, my Mom, and our friends that were wonderfully supportive.
And the best news? Our home study is complete and all of our documents have been sent in to become licensed foster/adoptive parents. It will be another couple of months of waiting, but we have done everything we can do. We’re very excited.
Our 4 year wedding anniversary is coming up on Thursday, and we will be flying to Maine for a long weekend. I can’t wait to see everyone up there – it’s been a year since I’ve seen everyone (except Stacey, who came to NC to visit-woohoo!!). It will be some much needed time together, time away, and lots of memories to be made.
So there are the major updates for now.
What’s been going on with you?