Saturday, June 12, 2021
I have held my tongue since learning that SP is going to close on Aug. 17. It was a sucker punch in the gut. It is like losing a family member. I have been following all my friends lives for the last 13 years. I feel like part of your family as you feel like part of mine. You will never know how your support through Brad's fight with cancer has kept me centered. Your words of inspiration and hope have gotten me through this challenge and many more. You have been an outlet for me to share my life. We are in KC this weekend because it is Emerson's 6th birthday. We are here to celebrate his birthday! And mine which is Monday. What I will do after August 17, remains to be seen. I have checked out Spark360, and doesn't measure up to what we have here. I will try and give it a try. It may have features for the health end of things, however the personal side of SP is not there. I will miss being part of your life as much as you are part of mine.
Brad seems to be holding his own. His oncologist is talking about a living donor liver replacement. It pains my heart to see what all the steroids have done to his face and body. He was telling me that he is up to 180 lbs. which he has never been in his life. His dietary requirements going through many of these treatments are the cause of it. But I told him that sounds like a good thing to me. If he wasn't able to gain weight that would concern me more. Had a talk about the future and what could happen. It was a most difficult talk, but a good one. I have never felt closer to my son. Kind of ironic, that the talk took place on the feast of the Sacred Heart. I know I went to bed with a most heavy heart. But it was a good evening. They have the luck of the Irish. We went to a Mexican restaurant, and ordered a bowl of yellow queso, and they brought white queso, so they left it with no charge. They ordered Margaritas, and a different server delivered them and about 5 minutes later our server delivered another set as she didn't know they got them. So those were no charge. They paid for our dinner as they had a couple of gift cards to this place, so they whole meal cost them about $20! For 6 people's dinner not bad. So far has been a great trip. Today we are going to his T-ball game, then his birthday party, So going to be a busy day. I know that it will be a hard day for Margaret. I am getting really tired of dragging the scooter in and out of the car. Building muscles and burning fat!
As far as the future, right now I plan to compile a list of email addresses and send a weekly email/blog. My email address is email@example.com. If you want to add to my list send me your email either to my email address or in Spark Mail and I will add you to the list. I don't want to lose contact with you. We will weather the next two months and see what the days ahead will hold. But will face it together.