Saturday, January 1, 2011

A New Year and a New Beginning

Good riddance to 2010 and welcome to a fresh start in 2011. It's been a tough year; five of family members were diagnosed with cancer: anal cancer, fallopian tube cancer, breast cancer, soft tissue cancer (mine) and my aunt's dog developed some kind of cancer in his leg. I'm pleased to report that we're all alive and fighting. We've all gone through rounds of chemotherapy and various other treatments and we all are here to tell our stories.

This past year was also filled with many great memories. Autumn and I learned what it really means to care for each other in sickness and health, what's truly important to us in life and what it means to have a great support system of friends and family. I can't thank everyone enough for all the caring and support you've all given myself and my family.

So here's a toast to a new year and a new beginning full of great memories with family and friends, healing and new discoveries.


  1. A toast to you both! love and miss you guys

  2. Your trip to Texas was amazing!! Look at how many people love you, are praying for you! I'm one of them, Jeff. Please try not to get discouraged because things are moving slowly. Keep looking at the positive things that are happening in your body and mind is a powerful tool in getting better. Let me rant and rave on behalf of the family members fighting to beat C, as I'm one of them, I can become vicious when I need to!!! I send my love to you and Autumn and wish for this year to be one of health for you. XXXX

  3. Happy New Year to you and Autumn! Shawn and I are hoping for good things for you in 2011!!

  4. .. to a new year full of great memories. Making a toast to you from Nairobi, sorry I can't do it closer! xx