Monday, June 20, 2011

Father's Day Respite

Had a lovely day yesterday. After a relaxing morning, the boys and I went to the Mariners v Phillies baseball game, which was a dandy. We then went to dinner at dear friends' house, with lots of laughs and love. And cheered the victory of a very talented and likable young man at the US Open Golf Championship, Rory McIlroy.

Despite our woes, I was reminded yesterday of the quality of our family, and how each family member can rise to an occasion and that our kids have far more resilience and strength than we really know. I am really proud of my boys (hardly boys anymore but what else can you call them?) and especially proud of how they look after their mom these days. I wish our circumstances had not affected their lives so much, and want so much to protect them so they can live life the way they choose. Regrettably, Meagan's cancer has intruded on their lives, their plans, and their emotions. Worse, we have this great uncertainty about the course of the disease and the potential treatments and impacts and it's that uncertainty which in many ways creates the greatest difficulty for them in adapting and responding.

My Father's Day wish for each of them is that they find the strength and determination and grit to persevere during this difficult time, and that they enjoy the love and support of family and friends to help see them through this.

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