We were the closest family possible. Our world was turned upside down on 05/03/09 when my best friend, the person I love most next only to our children, my sister Trina was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. Her body gave out on her on 01/09/10 but she will ALWAYS be a part of our daily life and will continue to be in my posts. I started my blog to chronicle our daughter's international adoption from Guatemala and have continued to use it as a journal.

What you will find is my family trying to adapt to our new lives that were handed to us.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Papa recently felt a lump under his arm. Mom felt around for it but she didn't feel anything. As a precaution she made an appointment with our doctor.

Yesterday the doctor felt it right away. He ordered blood work and depending on how that came back he would order either a CT scan or MRI.

Mom got the call today that papa has a CT scan Friday morning.

Both mom and I are trying not to freak out but I look at papa and I want to cry. I've seen more and more that papa is getting old. It breaks me heart to think of something happening to him. I love my papa so much. I love both of my parents.

I am just hoping that this is nothing and that the doctor is being overly cautious given how he misdiagnosed sissy's cancer.