I sometimes think that sorrow fits along side of joy to remind us to cherish those times when we are happy and all is right with the world. That's my soon to be daughter in law and that's the first look at the wedding dress when she was trying them on a month ago. Doesn't she look happy? It's safe to post a photo now. My son left Afghanistan sometime last night. He may be in Germany by now, maybe not. But he's on his way home for two weeks and in time for the wedding. It's coming up so fast. Just a week from Saturday. We had such a wonderful time last weekend with Tammy and her daughter finalizing wedding plans. Miss Alyssa, who is nearly 3, has my husband completely wrapped around her little finger. It was an absolute joy to see them together playing catch and escaping the pillow monster.
I got a phone call this afternoon from my mom's friend. He and his wife take such good care of her. It's a blessing to have people like them in our lives when we live so far away. He takes mom to her doctors appointments an hour away from where they live. Seems that they've discontinued mom's cancer treatment. It's not working anymore. It all looked so promising just 2 months ago when the metastases that had recurred were gone after 6 months of treatments. A PET scan sometime in the next week will tell us more.
Mom was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer 8 years ago at about this same time of year. The outlook was not good. But some radiation treatment and a new cancer drug and a year later all of the metastases had gone. She was cancer free for 7 years. She's had quite a good run.
Now we will wait and see.