Hello, friends. Oh my goodness, I’m back. Long time no see right?! This past July has been absolutely heart wrenching, and I pray things begin to ease up for us. Earlier in July we received confirmation Martin’s mom had inoperable and terminal pancreatic cancer (sadly she’s been given a year to live) and our hearts have ached so much. Just as we were preparing for her first palliative chemotherapy appointment this past Friday, her beloved husband / Martin’s farther, had a stroke 24 hours prior. Again, we were completely blindsided and devastated. Thankfully he has started to stabilize, but he has a long road ahead, and we’ve been told it could be months before he’s discharged from hospital. What can I say – it’s been such a tough time. I suspect the year ahead won’t be an easy one either… watching someone pass from cancer is not for the faint of heart, and it’s devastating to know that’s my mother-in-laws fate. All the while, Martin & I are trying to get pregnant as well as care for our own health and careers. Our plates are full to say the least!
But I hope, for August and beyond, the blog will lend some reprieve from the struggles we are facing! So in the meantime, thank you for your patience and support friends. And I hope your summer hasn’t been quite as stressful as ours. Much love to you all!! xo