Friday, February 6, 2009

Dear Cancer,

You are not going to win; not this time.

You stole my best friend from me at the tender age of 26 years, but you will NOT steal my mother-in-law.

You have weakened her, but you will not conquer her. You are no match for her vitality and her spirit. Come Monday, you will find that the fear your presence has brought into her heart has coalesced into something different, something stronger and infinitely more powerful than you are.

Resolve.

Come Monday the battle, and the countdown to your defeat, will begin. You will be vanquished, not just by a series of powerful chemical cocktails, but by intangible things that your black, workmanlike destruction is not capable of understanding or touching.

Because ultimately you and your filth and foul are no match for a woman of beauty and strength; a woman of courage and exuberance, who has survived the Nazis and routed opponents half her age on the tennis court.

Mark my words: you are no match for her.

You are no match for this family.

You are no match for love.

You are NOT going to win; not this time.

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41 comments:

Heather said...

I am so sorry. I will be praying for her, and your family. IT WILL NOT WIN!

((((((HUGS))))))
xo

Amy @ Milk Breath and Margaritas said...

I'm so sorry that she has to go through this. It sounds like she's a fighter though! Prayers for her and your family...

A Crafty Mom said...

I'm so sorry, cancer is absolutely the worst. I wish you guys weren't dealing with this right now. Lots of prayers for your MIL and your whole family.

Mr Lady said...

Oh, damn. Fight it, I know you all can.

Katney said...

Prayers, for you all through this. I think it is a nudge for me to get registered once again for the Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk. I lost my mother and my sister to the fiend, and have participated in the walk twice now. I was heistating because of schedule problems and an aching hip. Besides raising money for research and support services, it raises awareness and reminds me of the many who fight and survive.

Nadine said...

I'm sorry! But I am confident you & your family have the strength to beat this. Thank you for this powerful post!

Carmi said...

Sadly, I empathize with you on this and so many levels. Your defiant tone is inspiring, and I know it'll give her the strength she needs to overcome this latest battle in a life that has already seen too many.

There's a unique unfairness to a survivor being so challenged yet again. But if anyone can beat it, it would be her. You're all in my thoughts.

A Woman Of No Importance said...

I want to send you and your mum-in-law my wishes for love and light, strength and courage to continue this fight - You will all be in my thoughts x

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I hope she does win.

Melissa said...

(((hugs)))

flutter said...

Bastard cancer. Hell no it won't win!

Ellyn said...

Your MIL and your family are in my prayers. Fight! Win! I know she will.

kbreints said...

I want to jump up and swing my fist in the air with you....

Badness Jones said...

I'm right here cheering her on.

PunkyBean said...

Stay strong!!!

kgirl said...

I hope the fucker's listening.

Michelle said...

F**KING CANCER.
You know your family is in my thoughts. Your mother in law sounds like an incredible woman. If anyone can put that stupid C-word in its place, it's her.

Stomper Girl said...

Take that, stupid cancer. Go your Mother-in-Law!

Elaine A. said...

Way to tell it off Kelly!

You sound pretty confident that she can beat this thing and I PRAY that you are right! : )

Vered - MomGrind said...

I will be keeping your family in my thoughts.

A close friend of mine died from cancer of the liver at the age of 39.

Heather said...

Hoping you're right. Cancer is such a terrible disease.

bernthis said...

They say a lot of how long someone lives with cancer or better yet, without it, has a lot to do with attitude and it sounds like your MIL is spot on.

ewe are here said...

Definitely the right attitude to be going into the fight with.

I hope her treatment goes well.

jennwa said...

Your MIL and your family will be in my prayers.

Chantal said...

You tell it Kelly! We will all say it again for you!

Woman in a Window said...

I sure as hell hope so.
my best,
erin

content2bme said...

I am so sorry your MIL has been diagnosed with cancer. I hope all all goes well. Your entire family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Damselfly said...

You tell 'em!

OHmommy said...

Kelly, I am so very sorry. My MIL is going through the same thing starting next week. And she will beat it for the third time. The last time.

xo

Mommy Cracked said...

I hope she whoops it's ass.

I'll be thinking of her and your family.

maggie's mind said...

Sending fighting thoughts her way.

Mommica said...

Freaking cancer. It sucks. But it sounds like it doesn't have a chance with her. Prayers to you all...

Brittany said...

You tell that cancer who is boss! I'll be praying for your family!

CC said...

HUGS!!!!!!!! I HATE cancer!!!

fireweedroots said...

Being a cancer survivor x 2 I know it's possible to beat this. Give your MIL a hug from me and the link to my blog
http://fireweedroots.wordpress.com/2008/01/
That's where I start telling my story.
Have a nice holiday and come back invigorated.

Anita Kaiser said...

Hugs! And lots of strength for all of you but especially the MIL! She will triumph!

Karen MEG said...

Kel, you know I'm with you on this 1000%... your MIL will whip cancer on its ass.
Hugs and love sent your way...

Farmer*swife said...

How wonderful, the strength you carry for her, the love you carry for her. How wonderful the attitude you have towards this horrid evil thing.

With this, you will be her utmost support and with your optimism and support you will help her in this battle.

I'm optimistic in the strength that you share she has to win this battle. Cancer is a coward.

~*Jobthingy*~ said...

fight it! beat it down! MIL will win.

*hugs and thoughts*

Angie @ KEEP BELIEVING said...

Wishing your MIL well and godspeedh in her battle.

Your words to cancer are nicer than mine. I want to use expletives as I am sure you do, too.

cancer may be beating Brian's body, but it has NEVER EVER defeated his spirt.

KEEP BELIEVING

Jaina said...

A-MEN!