no words

The biopsy results came back today.  My brother in law has stage III cancer and with chemo they say he’s got about a year.

There are no words to pull together to make this right.  There is nothing I can do to fix it.  We can all pray.  We can offer our love and our support, but it feels like so little in the face of this news.

All that life that was supposed to be ahead of them is just gone.  What remains are all the moments they will experience between now and whenever he loses this battle.  So I’m letting it out here, then I’m going to set it aside and we’re going to do whatever we can to make sure that they are some damned good moments.

And maybe he’ll show those doctors that he’s got more living in him than they expect.  I hope he finds that sense of humor of his and kicks it in so that this ridiculous thing doesn’t stand a chance.


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