Saturday, July 27, 2019

Catching Up

I have been absent from my blog for almost a year now. My life has changed in unmeasurable ways in that time. It started off in a good way. In September of last year, my husband and I went on the trip that had been on our bucket list for a long time. We went on a Viking River Cruise; it was a wonderful trip.

When we got home from the trip, Nate wasn’t feeling well. We soon found out (in October) that Nate had a tumor in his chest the size of a small football—5” X 7”. He was diagnosed with Stage 4 lymphoma and quickly started in-hospital chemo. We have been dealing with his cancer since that time. If you have been through something like this, you know that it consumes your life. In the spring, we found out his cancer had spread to his central nervous system, and he entered hospice in June. Nate died on June 15. I’m, now, trying to adjust to life without him. It is hard.

I haven’t done much in the creative arena since the diagnosis. I have tried, but I have a lot of trouble concentrating on ANYTHING for any length of time. I’m hoping to get back to the creative side of my life and hope that I’ll soon have some things to share with you all.