February 2, 2011

Cancer Sucks!!

I hate cancer - like really HATE cancer!!!
Do you ever feel like EVERYONE is getting it???

Sandy Hein, the sweetest lady from my Sego Lily ward just passed away on Sunday.
My dad's mission companion, Gary Bengtzen is having to fight it. They have been our family's close friends for as long as I can remember. His cute wife already battled it twice!!
Steve Brewster from the ward I grew up in (Butler 8th ward) is enduring the fight.
Manda's friend in Indiana has small children and is fighting it AGAIN!!
I have a friend whose cousin just died, leaving her husband with 5 little ones ...
Ugh - it is every where!! I wish it would just GO AWAY!!
(if you click on the highlighted names, you can read their stories)

As for my experience with my mom -
I don't ever want to do it again, but I wouldn't give it up for the world.
I don't give cancer any credit!! All cancer did was take my mom away.
I hate Cancer!!


Debbie said...

We don't have the answers, do we?

Alyssa said...

It is the modern plague, for sure.

rdengland said...

I, too, hate cancer. It has also taken away many friends and family that I love. And the more I read, the guiltier I feel that it isn't, wasn't me, rather than them. I wish it had not taken your mother. I wish it were she that was typing on this computer in this room in this house. I feel like when you look at or talk to me, it is just a painful reminder that your mother is gone. And I often wish I were typing on my Rod's computer, in my den, in my house. But I suppose the pain we feel when we lose our sweethearts, moms, dads, brothers, sisters, friends . . . no matter when in our lifespan it occurs, is evidence of the enormous depth of love, gratitude and longing to be with them we will feel for the rest of Our lives . . .