Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Thoughtful Tuesday

Tuesday's Tribute
Yet Another Jay and Deb Production.
We all need to take time to remember that others have life going on. And often, at least in my case, the life I have going on is really quite alright. More than alright. In honor of Tuesday and the wonderful people who love her and her family, the bloggy world is taking some time to think about all those other people and their life that is more trying, more giving, more something.
On my mind lately have been my husband's uncle and his family. Around the first of the year, Dave was diagnosed with a brain tumor, after suffering from headaches and other troubles for some time. There was a golf ball size tumor pushing on his eye and it seemed best case scenario led to blindness or permanent double vision, on top of side effects from any other treatments. He and his wife Melany have four great children, all under 18. Oh- and Dave is a pastor (it can happen to anyone...). Over the past 8 years, I've only spent time with their family a handful of times, but you could easily tell they are a very loving and close family. Somehow through a slew of doctor's appointments, brain, optical, and facial reconstruction surgery, they are able to trust it all to a higher power. Way beyond me, I admit, not something that I could do. Last update was that recovery is coming along, hard and uncomfortable, but recovery.
All they are asking for is prayer and support. If you have a moment- stop by their Caring Bridge site (a wonderful non-profit site for patients and their families can update loved ones), read their story, and leave a message of support. Or just take a moment and think about their family and all those fighting through something similar. Cause- it's not all about you.

Check out the whole idea behind Tuesday's tribute here.

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