Thursday, January 1, 2009

Hope

Especially this year Rob and I were happy, thrilled really, to continue what has been a New Year's Eve tradition since Graham's birth in 2005.

His mother, who was released from the hospital yesterday afternoon, and his father joined us for a lovely dinner. Rob and I put Graham to bed and slipped out to a neighborhood pub for an hour, returning before midnight, just in time to countdown 2009 and enjoy a celebratory glass of champagne with his parents.

The doctors have found cancer in the lymph nodes around my mother-in-law's stomach: this is apparently fairly common among long-time celiac sufferers. She will undergo further testing this week to determine if the cancer has spread to her chest or bone marrow and to determine what, if any, course of treatment will be most effective.

I do not know what 2009 will bring for my family. I do know we had a wonderful evening last night and that's a great start.

Thank you all for your continued support and good wishes.

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37 comments:

Karen MEG said...

Oh Kelly, I am so sorry to hear this news about your Mother-in-law. This is one thing that I did NOT want our families to have in common. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

I am so glad, though, that you were able to ring in the new year with Rob's parents.

I wish you hope, lots of it for 2009. Hugs, and I'll e:mail...

xoxo

Brittany said...

Kelly, so sorry to hear about this sad news! I pray that she will have peace and that the doctors will be guided through this time!

Michelle said...

You all have my very best wishes for a happy and healthy 2009.

RiverPoet said...

Yes, that is common among people with celiac. I have a lot of friends who have it. I'm so sorry to hear it, though. You and she remain in my prayers.

Peace and happy new year - D

April said...

I'm so glad you were able to have a lovely New Year's Eve.
I wish you and yours all the best in 2009.

Laura said...

Wishing you and your family lots of love and happiness for the new year- so happy you could keep with tradition and that your MIL is home. Very sad about her news, and I am sending all the positive vibes, prayers and well wishes I can for her health.

God Bless you and keep you all safe.

Melissa said...

Ack! I'm really sorry to hear about your mil, I didn't know that about celiac sufferers.

I HOPE that in 5 years you're posting about how your mil has been cancer free.

Happy New Year!

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Oh my, I am so sorry. She and you will continue to be in my prayers. Bless you and your lovely family in 2009.

Vered - MomGrind said...

I'm so sorry.

Wishing you and your family a happy - and healthy - New Year.

daysgoby said...

My goodness! A post mixed with good and not-quite-as-good, hope and wondering, peace and joy. Kind of like what I'm hoping for you this year!

All best,
Jess

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I am so sorry to hear this. I will hope for the best for her.

Kami said...

Oh I am so sorry that is the diagnosis for you MIL.

I am glad you were able to spend New Year's Eve with Rob's parents and wish you nothing but hope and best luck for 2009!

mamatulip said...

My thoughts are with you both, and your MIL. xo

Heather said...

That's wonderful that you had such a great night.

Melisa said...

I'm very sorry to read this, Kelly. I'm glad that you had a nice New Year's Eve, and wish the best for your family in the coming year. xoxo

ewe are here said...

My thoughts are with you as we enter the New Year...

Mandy said...

All my best to you and your family for 2009, and special thoughts for your MIL.

Aunt Becky said...

I'm sending light and love to all of you (especially your MIL). Happy New Years, friend. So glad to know you.

Leanne said...

Hugs. Happy New Year.

Badness Jones said...

Kelly - I'm in tears. My dad went through cancer treatments a year ago, and although he's doing well now, I wouldn't wish that terrible disease on anyone. Hugs to you, and your MIL, and your whole family.

flutter said...

Love you, Happy New Year

She said...

Hope and peace to your entire family!

Saying a prayer for you MIL!

Elaine A. said...

Many prayers and positive thoughts for your MIL. I am so sorry that she and you all are having to deal with this.

Best wishes for a good 2009...

Elaine

JCK said...

Kelly, I'm so very sorry about the recent news on your MIL. But, I am glad that she was able to come home and you could have a toast with them.

Here's hoping 2009 will bring hope and healing to your family.

Vic said...

Best wishes for 2009 - your mother-in-law is in my thoughts.

Maggie, Dammit said...

I'm so sorry for all that you and your family are going through. Hope is the only option any of us have, I think. Hope is bigger than everything.

My best wishes to you in the new year.

Burgh Baby said...

I hope 2009 brings you only pleasant surprises and health all around!

CC said...

Hugs and wishes that this is a year of miracles for your family!

Threeundertwo said...

Wow, your plate is full with heavy news. I'm so sorry. I love your outlook though. Know that I'm cheering her on and hoping for the best.

Damselfly said...

Wishing you and your family a hopeful 2009 indeed.

Mimi said...

Prayers.

Reluctant Housewife said...

Kelly, I'm throwing my good thoughts and wishes for 2009 in with everyone else's! I'm sorry to hear about your MIL's bad news. You and your family will be in my thoughts.

Kyla said...

I'm glad she was released and FERVENTLY hope it has not spread.

Tracey said...

Happy New Year... May 2009 bring health to your beloved Mother In Law...

caramama said...

Happy New Year! I'm glad you had such a nice New Year's Eve.

I hope that 2009 brings good health to your MIL and your whole family.

Lisa said...

seriously....so sorry to hear about your mil. i hope that she finds wonderful care with genious doctors, and even more so, the answers you pray for. happy 2009 - may it be lovely!

Jaina said...

Happy New Year! I hope everything turns out okay with your MIL.