JUST A THOUGHT

While We Journey On

ODE TO THOSE WHO FIGHT

As some of you reading this blog know, 2015 was an extremely demanding year for us.  In January, Claudette was diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive form of cancer, … Continue reading

October 10, 2018 · 6 Comments

Ambivalence

The anticipation of a New Year is somehow similar to the build up to a wedding. On the one hand is the desire and hope for good things, which lie … Continue reading

December 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ponder

I read an ‘article‘a couple of days ago, which appeared morbid at first, but had an important point to make.  I hereby submit it for someone’s reflection. M

March 31, 2016 · 1 Comment

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One way to quantify life is to keep track of time in relation to a landmark which lies ahead: 20 years until the children grow up and leave the house; 3 … Continue reading

March 18, 2016 · 5 Comments

NeD until NED

The trouble with acronyms is that they are many times forgotten or easily mixed up. There is one, however, which we have prayed for, hoped for and worked hard towards – … Continue reading

October 26, 2015 · 6 Comments

The end of 5 long weeks: F-WORDS & SUFFERING

It has been 5 weeks since we last posted an update on our current situation. A number of reasons come to mind: It has been a long haul, littered with … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Summer Holidays – BICYCLE

What a great present this week: the biopsies taken a month ago during Claudette’s op revealed no lymph node involvement (phew!), and while there are some areas of concern, the … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Post-Op – STOLEN MIRACLE

Two weeks have past since Claudette’s operation and she has come through the worst of it. After only two days in the hospital, she was discharged into the care of … Continue reading

May 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Phase 2 – THE LOOK

This has been another challenging week, marked in particular by Claudette’s surgery. It has been quite a journey so far: a sudden diagnosis, 3 rounds of chemo, a tumour which … Continue reading

May 15, 2015 · 3 Comments

Valleys, Shadows, Mountain tops

Today, just a simple thought, which I am sure some will be able to identify with: “Through the week we go down into the valleys of care and shadow. Our … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · 1 Comment