From "Chris-C-wampus"

This is my sister’s response to my post A Place to Stand……
I can’t begin to tell you what a GIFT her words are.

“Thank you! Beautiful.
I actually do have a lot more moments of pure peace now than ever.  Once you realize that some big huge things are completly out of your control, you stop trying so hard.  The news this time around has been much easier to digest.
I will continue on my journey, fighting what I can, but will not waste a second of my precious life on allowing myself to feel defeated.
I am loved by so many, and so are my boys.  We have all our ducks in a row, and even though things may not turn out the exact way we think they should, I know we will all be ok.
I have a beautiful son, a faithful and strong husband, a loving family, a great job, a nice home, a strong body (Hahahaa) and a ton of friends.  Everybody has their own shit…mine just happens to be cancer.  The rest is pretty great, so I cannot complain.
I do not feel cheated, and I am no longer angry.  I was very very angry for years, but it wore me out and helped nobody!
Make no mistake…I drank a whole bottle of vodka over the past week, so I am not trying to sound preachy.  I had my pity party, and now it’s time to keep going!
Thanks for always being there…XO
Love you sister,

Our latest “rose” picture. We have been doing this for 18 years. This is our first with carnations.