Getting by on top of a mountain

3 Months Out

It has been 3 months since Anne passed away. The kids and I continue to have good and bad days. It feels as if the bad days are getting a little further apart, and the good days are less muted. I have thought about writing something on Sixintheworld, but I didn’t want to do it…

Anne is on to her next big adventure

Celebrating an Amazing Lady

It has been two weeks and I would like to say that the pain is less, but the opposite continues to be true. I am afraid that will be the case for a little while and will be part of our family’s journey. Through the pain we were able to have 2 memorial services which…

Somewhere in the middle of Argentina

Five in the World, One in Heaven

I am saddened to say that at 10:30 today Anne passed away. It was a relief to see her free of the suffering she has been going through over the last 2 years but my heart and being is split in two as she goes on to a better place. I will write a much…

A Minor Update

The words of a friend have been weighing heavily on me the last few days. We had breakfast during the middle of last week and he obviously asked about Anne and how she was doing. I shared and along with sharing how she was doing I told him I have had a very hard time…

Round 3

I can’t believe I am writing this so soon. I think we knew it was a possibility because once you are in the cancer world you don’t ever really leave it, but at least you hope you will get some years between the battles. Unfortunately, in life, timing is not something we can always control.…

Who looks the most like mom?

A New Normal

You know that friend you want to talk to but haven’t for years. As each year goes past, it becomes harder and harder to reach out. That is what has happened with this blog. I have wanted to write something for a while but haven’t because: we don’t have certainty, we don’t want to share…

Anne the spiritual center of our family

Holy Cow!

It is hard to believe that is was only a year and 3 months ago that Anne was diagnosed with Cancer. It has been a long 15 months. The last 5 months have been exceptionally trying and tender. When Anne had her recurrence and was diagnosed with metastatic disease, our lives, which were already shaky…