Saturday, April 11, 2009

A Year

Maura recovered pretty well from her hospital chemo and is due to be hospitalized again on Tuesday (for another week or so), if everything goes well with blood tests on Monday.

A year ago today we discovered that Maura had cancer and our lives changed--none more so than Maura's. Over the last few days, my inevitable reflection on the upcoming anniversary resembled the self-flagellation of some strangely devout people during this Passion Week as I inflicted myself with painful memories of the events of last April. Enough, already. Beginning today I focus on the good that has happened over the past twelve months. I'll make a list. Besides, tomorrow is Easter. Everything we believe and hope for boils down to this one event in history when Jesus Christ rose from the grave.

"He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay"

"But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed."


Elsa D. said...

Toby has one more enemy. I am reading your blog and thinking how much I hate these tumors.
I wish your family a Happy Easter.
Take care,

Kathy said...

Dear Erin,
I found your blog through Elsa and spent last night reading Maura's journey from the beginning. I don't have retroperitineal sarcoma but I am also currently in the fray against these tumors as well. My prayers and thoughts are with her and your family. I am constantly amazed at the strength and determination I see. When I start to feel sorry for myself, you all set me straight and show me how to be thankful. I hope your Easter was blessed.