Saturday, April 20, 2013

Family News

I read in this month's edition of Real Simple that daffodils mean "new beginnings" or that change is coming. Coincidentally, we have had jars full of daffodils displayed around our house over the past few long, hard weeks we've had.

I've been hiding behind recipes and how-to's on this blog for the past few weeks because it's been hard to know what to share, but since this is primarily a tool we use to include people on our life, I guess it's time for an update.

Matt and I are packing up our little farm house and moving ourselves out to Alabama for the summer to be with his family. With heavy hearts and tear-filled eyes, we are facing the unbearable pain that comes when cancer is taking over a loved one. Moving out there is not the hard part, in fact, we can't get out there fast enough, but we are bracing ourselves for what we'll see when we get there.

We are so, so thankful to have the opportunity to go out there. Matt's work and our landlord have been incredibly compassionate with us and depending on how quickly our weary hands can pack, we will be gone in two weeks.

Feeling overwhelmed is an understatement, so forgive us if we lose track of social media for a while as the tunnel-vision sets in...

1 comment:

  1. Oh Carly, I am so so so sorry to hear this. my mom has had two near-fatal brushes with cancer and has thankfully made it through against all odds. those were the single most uncertain and sad seasons of my short life. and while I know each person's experience with something as horrid as cancer differs, I can begin to understand your tear-filled eyes and aching hearts during this difficult time. I realize we don't know each other in 'real' life, but through your blog and our limited conversations, I feel like on some level I have gotten to know you. and so my heart aches for you and Matt today, as you brace yourselves to face such a difficult and unfortunate circumstance involving someone you love so deeply. know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. honestly and sincerely.