Friday, August 27, 2010

People are BEAUTIFUL

I know I have been M.I.A. but I have just been in a different place lately.  I have been helping organize fund raisers for my brother in law that has stage IV melanoma cancer. When someone you love has cancer it does effect you on a daily basis. You worry about them continuously every minute of the day.  As scary as that sounds in all of this I have been amazed at the kindness of others.  So many people have stepped up to help, show love and just care. 
It is beautiful!
In all of the sadness that cancer brings into your life through it good things rise to the surface.  It just goes to show that no matter what life throws your way the human spirit is stronger.  Our minds and our hearts can stay the course and get us through anything. 
Tomorrow we are holding a benefit yard sale, bake sale and I cannot believe I am saying this but we have more stuff than we even know what to do with!  More people than we could ever imagine helping and tomorrow is going to be full of love and healing energy, I am looking forward to it.
This is a perfect example of a life well lived.  My brother in law has always been an amazing person and now when he is in need all of the love that he has shown in his life is coming back to him.  When he is through all of this I can only imagine what he will be like.  Something like amazingness on steriods comes to mind ;)
I want to say thank you to all of you who have helped and offered your love.  We feel it and appreciate it so much. 



  1. Shannon,
    Your heart shines through so beautifully here. Sending hugs and care to you, to all your family, and especially to your brother in law.

    You, my friend, are such an amazing example of love and beauty...

  2. Shannon, you are amazing and certainly a Superwoman! I am keeping your brother-in-law, you, and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you all.

  3. I agree with Lance! You are an amazing example of love and beauty. I wish I could physically be there to help you out tomorrow. Sending you lots of strength and and hugs. xoxo

  4. I too am thinking of you and your family. The love you have for others shines through so brightly.

  5. I agree with all the other comments. You are so lovely and wonderful and amazing to everyone who knows you. I'm thinking of you and your family. Love you all.

  6. Shannon, Sorry to hear about your family. I am experiencing something similar but with a good neighbor.

  7. Shannon, thank you for the example of heartfelt love you show to others. It's so very evident.

  8. Shannon, after speaking with Sjon, I was breathless. He is absolutely amazing! How lucky you are to have him as your family :)


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