Monday, January 24, 2011

I'm Too Young For This...

I'm too young to be going through this.  
I think it's something most of us have said to ourselves at one point or another during our lives.  Whether it's the loss of someone close to our hearts, a tragedy, a sickness, or something we aren't sure we can handle.

A good friend of my sister, Laurel, is saying this right now. 

Her husband, Patrick, was recently diagnosed with cancer.  They will be married for 5 years this July.  They have two small children - a 2 year old and a 6 month old.

Laurel is doing every thing she can to be there for her husband.  She is also learning how to deal with the challenging journey of taking care of her kids & explaining to them why Patrick is going to be gone for a while when he is in surgery.

I know the power of this blogging community.  I've experienced it.  We encourage, pray and support each other.  

Recently, Laurel started a blog to write about their journey.

If you have a moment, stop by her page.  Send her encouraging thoughts & prayers - and tell her about what you have gone through as well.

Her blog is 2 Young 4 This Journey.  She is a great writer (she was a teacher before she had kids) and a wonderful woman.
{praying for patrick}

23 comments:

Kelly said...

Thank you, Tracy, for doing this for Laurel and Patrick... I know it will mean a lot to her as she and Patrick are on their difficult journey. Love you.

Jessica said...

I'm so sorry that they have to go through this, they'll be in my thoughts and prayers and will be sure to follow her blog!

Erika and Jason said...

I will send all the good thoughts I can for the Tracy..

Katie said...

what a sad story :( I cant imagine. Their family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I will follow her blog.

A Cajun Belle said...

I'm sorry to hear this. Praying for Patrick and Laurel

Allison said...

It is so sweet of you to spread the word about this, Tracy! I will absolutely be praying for Laurel and Patrick, and everyone connected in their lives. I truly do believe miracles are possible, and I will be hoping for one for this family.
xox

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Oh goodness that's awful. I'll be sure to keep them in my prayers.

Amanda Lynn said...

Oh my gosh! What a horrible situation to be dealing with! They are both in my thoughts and prayers!

Court, Dave, and Sully said...

Thanks for sharing--you are right about the blogging world--it amazes me!

SeeSa said...

Many Many thoughts and prayers to them. I so dislike cancer and continue to hope one the the miraculous cure will come. I dont think people should have to go through such a battle.

Ashley said...

Wow -- I can't imagine what she's going through. Her and her family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

B said...

Thank you for sharing! We will be praying for this sweet family.

Natasha said...

wow, i will most certainly be thinking about them and praying for them!! such a scary thing, but hoping God will work a miracle and they will get thorugh this difficult time in life--stay strong friend!!

Kara said...

That is heartbreaking. I am so sorry they have to go through this. Praying for their beautiful family and for Patrick's health.

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

This is just so sad. Sending prayers to them...

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

this breaks my heart. Praying for them!

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

i stopped by and they are both so strong. thank you for sharing their story with us, love.

Tamela said...

Thanks for sharing Tracy. I am now following her blog.

Megan said...

Wow...I can't imagine what they must be going through. I will be praying for them!

Lori said...

Oh Tracy ~ this just sucks ~ there is no other way to put it. I will head on over and drop Laurel a note ~ there is nothing like the power of prayer in this blogosphere. xo

Kayln said...

Hi Tracy,

I'm new to the blogging world but wanted to let you know that my father was diagnosed 10 years ago with Stage 4 Lung Cancer and he's still alive and fighting today. There are so many treatment options and if one doesn't work, there are always others to try. Tell him to keep a fighting spirit and he will get through it. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

xx

julie said...

I can certainly relate. My kids are the same age as hers. My husband doesn't have cancer (not that we know of) but has been going from medical test to medical test for the past few months. We're hoping to get a real answer soon. he had a biopsy today. Good for you for getting this out there for her. Praying for her family and yours.

Danielle said...

prayers.