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Family Traditions

A family tradition, if you can call it that when it’s only been three years in the running, is that we head up to the New York State Fair as a family. It was a beautiful day. Warm, but not hot. Clear skies with intermittent light cloud cover. A perfect day for a day at the fair.

We browsed the displays and vendor stands and ate lots of good food. We watched a dog show, sitting in the stands chuckling over what Mocha would have done in the given circumstances—which would not have been the correct thing to do! We enjoyed rides, including the Ferris Wheel as the picture to the right proves.

It was a perfect day at the fair. Still, there was a moment though when I was thankful for dark sunglasses. Despite Matt continuing to do remarkably well, there is always the element of ‘not knowing’ the future, of ‘not knowing’ what is going on in his body, of ‘not knowing’ if he’ll join in our family tradition at the New York State Fair next year. That’s when dark sunglasses are good. They hide the moist eyes brought on by the unknown. Then they continue to hide the eyes kept moist for a bit longer by an overwhelming gratefulness to God that Matt was there to join in our family tradition this year. Thank you for your continued prayers.

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Categories: Our Cancer Journey
  1. September 5, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Good words for each of us to remember Rosie. To cherish those times with loved ones now because in reality none of us knows what next year, next month or even the next hour will bring us. Praying for you as you enjoy today.

  2. Liz Burgos
    September 5, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    you both have been such a testimomy and a reminder that God is still in control of every aspect of our lives:) thank you for your examples! will be praying…..

  3. Liz Burgos
    September 5, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    you both have been such a testimomy and a reminder that God is still in control of every aspect of our lives:) thank you for your examples! will be praying…..

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