Hooray…She’s Okay! – August 18, 2005

Just a quick entry to let you all know that Lis is doing fine. We went to the doctor’s today and she got her blood checked and everything is fine. Her counts are good and she’s able to be out in public, which includes my 10-year high school reunion this weekend, without worrying about getting sick.

We did talk to Dr. Congdon about the care we received at the Monroe hospital and he said he wouldn’t have told us to go there since they’re not used to dealing with her type of cancer (psst…it’s leukemia). Oh well!

Today is my grandparents 49th anniversary. Wowsers! That’s awesome, especially in this day in age when everyone loves a good divorce. It’s nice for Lis and I to be able to look up to my grandparents and my parents (29 years) and see how long they’ve been together. They seem to be a rare breed these days. Nowadays everyone seems to have a stepbrother or step-mom or heck, even a ½ Grandma. By the time Lukas is in school the kids around him will have 4-different moms and 6-different dads (how that works out, I dunno). It makes us sick and I won’t go off on it now, but I’m just curious to where has the family gone? Why do we seem to be the minority having parents still married to each other? Why do people seem to get divorced faster than I can change my clothes? Is it because people are afraid of change and everyone wants that “perfect” love when it doesn’t exist? Why is it that when I mention that my parents have been married for 29-years that people think it’s wonderful? People change, times change, you have to change to deal with the changes in a marriage. Sorry went off on it anyway. I know sometimes you get mixed up with the wrong person but are you getting to know the person before you marry them? Just one of those things that bother me. That friggin’ word DIVORCE.

Anyway, CONGRATULATIONS Grandma and Grandpa, you’re a dying breed, one that is becoming more and more extinct. Here’s to 49 more years. Um..sure. But I am hoping my parents can survive long enough to break the World Record of 86 years. Go Pa and Ma!

5 thoughts on “Hooray…She’s Okay! – August 18, 2005

  1. Congratulations to your parents and grandparents. My grandparents just celebrated 65 years in May. My parents have been married 43 years and my husband and I will celebrate 22 years in December. Your family is wonderful. You are all in my heart and thoughts and prayers. It is nice you have such a supportive family. Be thankful. Family is great! Take care and keep on smiling!

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  2. Kevin, that\’s awesome! I\’m so glad that you are not afraid of writing about your true feeling. In this day and age, where everything seems to revolve around being politically correct, it\’s a breath of fresh air. As you know, Hillary and I just celebrated our forth anniversary! I can\’t imagine life without my wife and I know she feels the same way. God created marriage as a sacred committment (that\’s why it\’s done before Him!). Yes, times do get rough. No, your spouse can\’t always be perfect. But you stick it out. You work through it.P.S. I\’m so glad Lukas wore his M\’s outfit!!

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  3. Congratulations!!! I have been married for 17 Years – my parents have been married for 47 years the end of this month – My husband and I have six siblings and only 1 is divorced (completely necessary – her ex was physically & metally abusive). Marriage is extremely hard work. When trying to get through rough times it always helps to cling on to the memories of the good times to get you through it.Have fun at your reunion – soo glad that Lisy can make it!! Cheers to your grandparents = Take care – Janet

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  4. Glad to hear Lisy is doing good. Wow a 10 year reunion! Your getting up there!!! : ) Hope you both have a great time! Congrats to your Grandparents…it is unfortunatly uncommon to be married that long! It is a lot of work but that just shows what good family roots you have!

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  5. Just thought I\’d send out a message to my big bro and sister-in-law! U guys are doing awesome! To anyone one who is out there and is fighting cancer, You should be inspired by Lis cause she is a tough girl and kicked cancer\’s butt! "HAD IT! FOUGHT IT! SURVIVED IT!

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