It always is something that happens in other families.

To other people.

Until now!!

Twenty some years ago my MIL was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. She went through all the chemo and radiation. She has been doing quite well.

Until now.

The radiation has caused MDS – MyeloDysplastic Syndrome – where the body doesn’t make enough red blood cells. She is back in chemo and must have transfusions frequently to fite off the over abundance of White blood cells.

We have been dealing.

We want more time with her, but we know it’s not going to happen.

Three weeks ago my Hubs got sick. Emergency Surgery. They removed a tumor from his colon. It was malignant. It was not a good day!!

We have been dealing.

It is not easy. We still want another 20/30 years together.

With our two wonderful children!

And our Wee T!

So what is the purpose of all this. October 2nd is LiveStrong Day 2010. LiveSTRONG With A Taste of Yellow is an official LivesSTRONG Day event. In honor of the Lance Armstrong Foundation. The Lance Armstrong Foundation unites, inspires and empowers people affected by cancer. And this year the theme for Live Strong with a Taste of Yellow is Hearts.

My heart belongs to my husband.

These hearts are for him.

The tears I hide from everyone are for all of us.

I filled them with Lemon Curd because Lemon Pie is his favorite.

Today is October 2, 2010. In case you didn’t know this was the day in 1996 that Lance Armstrong was diagnosed with Cancer. He was 25. Today he is 39. Live Strong!!!

Please visit The Lance Armstrong Foundation. You aren’t alone.