Hello everyone. Kristen asked me to guest blog for her today to fill you in on her family situation. She is still in the ICU with her mother, who went in for throat surgery last week with Kristen by her side. Unfortunately, the family learned the spot on her throat is cancer, and she will need to have another surgery this coming Tuesday to remove a small portion of the vocal chord and the larynx.
The prognosis is very good for her mom -- 98% that she will soon be cancer free. But there is always the shock that comes from news where one moment life is normal, and the next, everything changes on a dime. Kristen is very close to her parents, and has been such an amazing caretaker during these long days of healing and waiting in the hospital.
I know your love and prayers are going out to Kristen and her family. Trust me, they feel them and know how much we wish the best for them.
I thought since Kristen adores the romantic authors so much, this might be a good place to remind her of something beautiful during sad times. This famous Emily Dickenson poem always comforts me. -- posted by Jen Cushman
“Hope” is the thing with feathers
by Emily Dickinson