The dogs are relentless and consistent in their disrespect of weekends and holidays. Saturday was no exception. I got up, fed them, and was making the tall coffee + double espresso + steamed milk whenChris wandered downstairs. We drank coffee, surfed the ‘Net, made breakfast. We got out before 9 and it was already oppressively hot. Beau decided it was too hot for a long walk. We didn’t disagree.
We ran errands and decided to see a movie mid-afternoon. The theater has changed its seats into the recliner versions (wine & beer, please) and the afternoon had undesirable seats available. We decided to see a later show and got better seats. The 2nd “Guardians of the Galaxy” was fun, funny, and with our senior discount, worth it.
In the background runs the internal dialog of what our son and his GF are doing: Is he icing enough? Is he getting enough help? (Anastasia made sure that people were over on Thursday and Friday to cook Colin meals and help him out. He’s sore and ice is his new bestie. They have a wide social network and their friends are stepping up. It’s a wonderful thing. I cannot turn off that mother mode, I can only modify it. So far, so good.
We hope they’re up for visiting us of Father’s Day, and if they aren’t, we get it. If they are, even better. I’ll never pass up a chance to spend time with my family,; most of who I am is defined by my family. I cannot imagine life without them. I hope I never have to.
And Meave and
Kas and family and friends with whom I’ve shared this abrupt turn in our journey have stepped up with so much helpful information, sharing good thoughts, prayers, etc., keeping Colin and his cancer top-of-mind. We all have friends who have friends/knowledge that we do not; asking for help has yielded many responses, so much information, and inclusions in prayer chains and similar responses. My heart overflows with how much love has been sent his way.
We’ll adjust to this new reality and be fine. Despite the initial shock, we will survive.
I don’t know what to say! That’s tough Deb been to self involved and haven’t been keeping up. Hope the best for all concerned. Stay strong. I’m glad your family has a good support system. Stay tough.
Thanks, Pete. I’m the momma bear & will be as strong as I need to be to help the family. We’re Team Gallagher, not just on the tandem, but off the bike as well, where shit gets real.
Deb and Chris
Alll our thoughts and prayers go out to Colin for a speedy and swift recovery. If he is as strong and resilient like his momma he will get through this challenge. Oxox. Justin and Andrea M.
Thanks, you guys. I appreciate all your good thoughts.
Hi Deb, I didn’t know. I am actively praying for you. Is it hard? Yes,
I am with you all the way. I do understand the pain and suffering.
We didn’t tell anyone, out of respect for Colin’s privacy, until he and Anastasia shared it publicly. It’s hard to watch your baby go from being perfect to having his life radically altered by cancer. This is a very treatable and beatable cancer. Thanks for your understanding.