9.12.2009 | Saturday

Introducing Seamus,…

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A little humor in the face of adversity goes a long way.  My dad, my brother Tripp and his girlfriend Ashley came over last night to go out to dinner with the kids and I for Donovan’s birthday.  During the course of dinner, we got talking about his cancer.  My father, in typical Vern fashion, has named his cancer.  He has named it Seamus!  A nod to his Irish roots, perhaps?  I think it is a great way to accept what is going on and to find a way to live with it.  I am a big believer in the idea the humor helps the healing process.  So Seamus is a part of our lives now, but the key is to not let Seamus be the center of our lives.  I haven’t gotten to that point yet, though, but I will.  I am still in the “always on the verge of tears” stage, I guess.

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2 responses to “Introducing Seamus,…

  1. Oh dear …. it’s an interesting name. This post kind of reminded me of how men seem to name their manly parts. What’s up with that? *hugs* It’s okay to cry you know. I agree that humor does help.

  2. ::hugs:: I think I would be in the “on the verge of tears” stage for a very long time if my mom came out and said she had cancer. I am glad your dad has found a way to cope and bring a little humor to this. ::big hugs::


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