Happy 12th Love – Feb 16th, 2008

12 Years. 12 years ago today, my best friend, my love, my whole world.  You made me the luckiest guy in the world by marrying me on a sunny and crisp winter day. I’ll never forget how beautiful and perfect everything was that day – all because of you. We used to reminisce and smile…

A Single Tear

Last night, I lost the love of my life. My sounding board. My go-to person. My Best Friend. I had just finished eating dinner, with my two brothers and father in law, which included memorable chats about growing up and old friends, when I went into the room to trade places with Connie, bedside next…

Jo’s Final Journey

Hi Everyone.  It has been both a beautiful and incredibly difficult week for our family. A week of many tears, smiles, memories shared and visits from family and friends.  We are so grateful for everything (and everyone) even at such a challenging time. I know it’s been a while since you have all heard from…

Last Christmas / This Christmas

Last Christmas I was still hopeful for a cure. We were ending my first line of incredibly aggressive treatment which was very strong chemo, internal and external radiation. By time Christmas approached I was an absolute shell of a person. Completely ravaged by the poison we were trying to use to save me. Unable to…

Foul Ball

(expanding on last weeks update with go forward plan) I thought we’d keep the baseball ⚾️ metaphor going….. and it’s not just because our hockey team has been on an epic losing streak! I stand now, a step out of the box, knocking some loose soil off my cleats, trying to refocus. Ladies and Gentlemen,…

The Fall

I want to apologize for the unanswered messages and texts. The time between updates has been tough. The progression of the cancer has made me quite unwell – spending most all day every day in bed, and even responding to messages was a lot. The fall has been difficult on a lot of fronts. We’ve…

September

….And another month comes to a close. If you’d ask me any other year I’d be so excited to flip the calendar, sipping on seasonal lattes while having settled back into our school routine, to be that much closer to Christmas! But this year, time is passing by too fast. The timelines given to me…

Our Epic Summer Comes To An End

As summer draws to a close, and the kids settle into their school routines- I can’t help but look back and reflect on the last few months. We’ve been blessed by so much kindess (have I mentioned how much we appreciate all the support from our community– because we really really do!) and have been…

Where do we go from here?

I knew the second the doctor opened the door that the news was not good. I could see it in his eyes. That must be an incredibly horrible part of his job. He must have been dreading this conversation since the moment the imaging report came through. The tumours had grown and new lesions had…

Strike 2

The scan did not go well. The second line of chemo we hoped would shrink or control the cancer, even for a short period of time, has not done its job. I have had more growth and new lesions appear. So we’re processing the few, and limited options left. I will write a bigger update…