Monday, January 23, 2012

For those who don't know...

My life and the life of my family was turned upside down on my birthday this year.
My husband was diagnosed with Leukemia.
not my favorite way to start out the new year
and not my favorite birthday.
But I'm guessing my husband liked it even less.

Since that day nothing has been the same.
Just trying to let people know has been difficult. 
There are probably important people who I have missed and for that I am sorry.

Frank is being treated at Mass General
and we feel like he's in good hands.

But I'm not gonna lie
it's hard.
He hates being cooped up in a room and having other people control his life
hates it.
I'm driving to Boston nearly every day 
trying to make sure Frank feels supported
and also trying to make sure the kids don't feel abandoned.
It's a lot.

Frank tries to be upbeat
and so do I
and sometimes we just can't
and so we are cranky.
With doctors, nurses and each other.
I guess that's all normal.

Right now nothing feels normal though.
I don't know how to feel.

So, there it is.
That's what's going on with me.



  1. Debbie. I've been following the updates at the hospital and our whole family prays for you guys every night. I keep picking up the phone to call you and then putting it down because I don't want to be a burden in your already burdened life. But I love you, and I think about you guys a lot, and I won't stop praying. And your next birthday will be much better.

    1. You can call me or text me. It's not a problem! It helps a lot to have so much support. And my next birthday better be better!

  2. Debbie you and you family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Birthday or not I cannot imagine getting that news.

  3. We're praying for you! Hang in there!

  4. We're praying and praying for you guys. Sometimes life's just not fair

  5. Oh crap! I'm sorry Deb! I am praying for Frank and for you too! Just remember that you are in good hands and you are good people so you will get through this!

  6. Oh Deb, this is terribble news! I am so sorry. Know that you are in my prayers. You guys are strong and you will get through this.

  7. so sorry to hear this news, you are in my thoughts and prayers!

  8. Deb, please know that my thoughts are with you and your family right now. I will keep you and Frank and the kids in my thoughts and prayers. Let me know if you need anything and I will try to help anyway I can.

  9. Deb - No words can erase the terror in your lives right now. But, just know, that you have a very wide and very deep support system who love you and your family and are praying daily for Frank's recovery. You will be going through many emotions in the next while. Please remember how special you are and take care of yourself so you can be there for your family. Lay your burdens at the feet of the Saviour and He will lift you up.