It’s been a long time since I posted. There isn’t a lot to report these days. Which is a good thing. My mom sold her house and bought a new one in a different state. I have to admit I was not sad walking out of that house for the last time. There were no happy memories there. My dad got cancer 5 months after they moved in and then died there 10 months later. Her new home is beautiful and just what she wanted. She will be done with her LDS mission in February and will move right into the new home.
While cleaning out her house I came across many of my dad’s things. It brought back lots of happy memories. My mom downsized a lot so we acquired a lot. My husband still asks why I brought random things home like an ugly 1970’s plastic cup or a container that held bulk laundry detergent. Because they remind me of my dad. I smile every time I drink out of that stupid glass.
(This picture was taken over Labor Day weekend. My mom just turned 70 and she rocks! I want to be as cool as she is when I am her age.)
This will be our 4th holiday season without my father. It does get easier, but I still find myself wanting to call and tell him something and then remembering I can’t. I don’t imagine that ever goes away.
I think about closing down my blog but my numbers are still so high and I am still getting emails, so I hope it is helping others. That is the main reason I started writing it. I have seen a surge in my numbers, especially this last 6 weeks, which doesn’t necessarily make me happy. That to me means someone new has just gotten the diagnosis and is searching desperately for any answers. It makes my heart hurt. To you I wish you comfort and peace. I am sorry you ever had to google the word Glioblastoma.