Sunday, May 15, 2011

Good news and bad news.

It's been a weird week.



Hard to describe.

All day Thursday, I waited on pins and needles for phone calls revealing important medical test results for two of the people I love the most in the world. What are the odds that both of their results would come back on the same day?

The good news:

Geoff, (one of my best friends and practically a brother to me), has been battling extremely aggressive cancer for the last 5 years. The road he has walked his entire adult life is one that most of us can't even imagine. On Thursday, I found out that against all odds, he is finally in complete remission. I can't even begin to describe what amazing news this is! So many prayers, finally answered.

The bad news:

My sweet daddy, the coolest, most loving guy in the whole world, was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Honestly, I don't really know how to feel about it yet. I'm still trying to process it all. The great part is that they caught it extremely early, and there are lots of treatment options. The prognosis is excellent, and the survival rate for this kind of cancer is enormous. Basically, if you're going to get cancer, this is about the best kind you can get. But even with all of those reasons not to worry, I can't help it. I hate that I live 500 miles away. I hate the word "cancer" associated with anyone I love. I hate that my mom and brothers are worried and processing all of this too, especially Ian, who's only in the forth grade. So basically I'm writing this to ask for prayer. For complete healing for my dad, and peace for all of us. Thanks; it really means the world.


  1. Girl, you know we will be stormin the Heavens for your Papa but also for the family. For peace, strength, understanding, and amazing resolve to give cancer the kick in the butt it needs to get it on its way!! Love you much & miss your smiley face more than you know!!

  2. Praying for you Kim....I'm sure God is watching out for your family and your friends.

  3. I love you with my whole heart. When you hurt, I hurt. When you cry, I cry. My prayers are Martini's and your whole precious family. Praying with you tonight and always.

  4. Praying for your sweet family. Love you guys!

  5. Amazing news for Geoff, God is great! And because He's great I know he can heal your sweet daddy! I'm praying for all of you and that you will find a peace through Jesus and know that he has it all under His control. Your mom and dad are the sweetest and your mother's smile can light up a room! I know another beautiful lady that gets that from her! :) love you Kim!