Monday, December 31, 2007

I'm not ready for this...

It's the night for merry-making and resolutions. My merry-making will be burning the brush piles in a snowstorm. Strange but delightful because I'm doing it with my husband. My resolution is to post at least once in December.

There has been lots of blog fodder, but mid-November we learned that my mother-in-law has lung cancer. Fast-growing and non-treatable. At first she was given 4 to 6 months. She decided to take chemo which will not cure it but may give her another 4 to 6 months. So I haven't posted because I wasn't ready to post this news and all other content paled in comparison.

I've seen a lot of "outtakes" of Christmas pictures, but usually it was the little ones goofing around that "spoiled" the picture. My husband's family decided (after we got there) to take a picture on Thanksgiving but it wasn't the little ones causing the problem. I thought the composition would be improved if I sat on my husband's lap, which ended up with us rolling on the floor. Of course, they snapped the picture then.


vonlafin said...

So sorry to hear about your Mother-in-law. Mine lived with us,(in an apartment on our property) for a long time, and passed away a few years ago. It is rare to have a relationship with a Mother-in-law that is so good that you miss them when they are gone.

Kylee said...

Oh Martha, I'm sorry to hear this and that your family is going through this. I wondered where you'd disappeared to. I hope that you all will get to do some good things together in the next months, but just being together is the important thing.