Meet the Sullivans: Playing Catch-up

January 10, 2011

Playing Catch-up

Gosh, I can't believe it has been 8 days since my last blog entry. Honestly, it feels like it's been so much longer, because it has been a really rough week and a half for my family. 

My dad was just diagnosed with cancer. We don't have the whole picture yet, but we know that it is in his liver and that it traveled to the fluid around his left lung and that the doctors say it is treatable. "Treatable" is the word I'm hanging on to, it has given me so much hope. 

I can't even begin to tell you about the sad world I have been living in for the past week. Sleeplessness, constant coldness, crying, no eating, no cooking (unbelievable, right?). It has been really hard, but I am starting to adjust and accept that with chemo there is a strong chance of remission. Right now, that is the only outcome I am willing to accept--there is no other way, he has to be fine.

Anyway, this is why I was missing from the blog world. For a while I thought I wouldn't want to come back again (I couldn't find much joy to share), but I have been trying really hard to carry on like normal, because that allows me to be strong and positive for my family. So, here I am. My dad is so positive and is really the one who is the reason I can even hold it together. He keeps telling me to not be scared or sad, 'cause he's not. We're all just praying and hoping and keeping our faith in God and in his great doctors. 

Please say a prayer for him! 

Now that I've caught you up on all that, here are some of the lighter things happening in our lives:

 Keith bought a Mac Book Pro on New Year's Day. He is so excited about the thing. Before we got married Keith swore up and down that he would never own a Mac because they are just too darn expensive. Well, well, well...five months into our marriage and I've converted him into a full blown Mac-lover. As I type this he is sitting next to me playing around with all of the cool photo editing tools.

We took down our Christmas tree too! Our place felt so bare for a few days, but eventually I got used to it. Now I am on the hunt for the perfect chair for the corner and some things that can fit nicely on our mantle. I have a little project I have waiting to start that will eventually be on the wall shared by the sliding door. Oh and, like our new clock? 

I came home from work today and Keith (while he was playing around with one of his new Mac Apps) made this cute little 'newspaper' article about our wedding day. Isn't he just so sweet? I can't believe I didn't notice it on the refrigerator for the first hour I was home. The things he wrote gave me a real laugh!

I love the "guests" quotes! 

Isn't he creative? What a sweet husband I have! 

He also made dinner tonight! 
Keith has Mondays off, so he has started taking over dinner duties on Monday nights. 
He did pretty well! 

I hope everyone has had a nice Monday!


Leigh said...

So sorry to hear about your dad. You and your family is in my thoughts!

That's such a cute thing your husband made for you! It's the little things that matter in a marriage :)

BeckyJo606 said...

What a sweet husband you have!! I really cracked up reading the reports he wrote! This will be something to treasure for so long!

And, I am so sorry to hear about your father. I'll be thinking of your family and keeping them in my prayers. I would also hang onto the word treatable!! Keep us posted on what's going on so we can hold you up in prayer!!

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about your dad...

Your hubby is so sweet!!

Natasha said...

i will absolutely say a little prayer for your dad...looks like you got some encouraging words from the doctors though which is always great!

and what a fantasic recap of the wedding--so happy for you!!

Colleen Sullivan said...

Thank you all for your sweet and uplifting comments. We're hangin' in there. :)

Gabriella said...

I am so sorry about your dad. My sister was diagnosed with cancer 3 years ago so I know exactly how you are feeling. I will be keeping your family in my prayers.

My boyfriend is a Mac addict. He converted me into a mac-lover as well. They are the best computers!

Anonymous said...

Praying for your father! I'm praying that he has complete healing! Love that your husband converted to a Mac! I'm not sure mine ever will but never say never :)