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April 20, 2012


Lisa A.

Ah Sharyn, I'm very, very sorry to hear about your dad's cancer. It brings tears to my eyes in relation to our experiences with my father-in-law back in 2004-5. So sorry!


Hugs to you and yours! Just remember God will take care of you.


I am very sorry for cancer. I am not even sure what to say except you will be in my prayers and just take it one day at a time. God Bless. Susan

Jersey Girl Anne

Sharyn...I read your blog every day and was so sad to read about your dad this morning. I'm glad that you are able to share now. It will be easier for you not having to hold it in. You are a great mother,wife, and daughter and I'm glad that you have so many siblings that are able to help you. I am the only one when it comes to helping an elderly aunt and also my elderly mom so you are blessed in that way. Cherish every moment you have with your dad. I know you will! Also make sure to take care of yourself or you wont be able to care for others!



jennifer Camplin

Cancer suck.. Sorry.

Remember to take a deep breathe everyday.
Been there...

Rene W

I love your attitude, Torm. Who knew pie sampling and doctor shuttling could be such an adventure? Thank you for letting us cheer you all on from the sidelines. Your father and your family will be in our prayers. Take care.


sorry that you are dealing with this Torm, it sucks and there really isn't much more to say about that....except I am glad that you are able to support him and make it work from those who help support you. If you got family & friends, who do you got? I will be adding an extra prayer at night for your dad. hugs


okay - it should read "if you don't got" and Torm, I don't remember ever calling you that - I was reading the post above me when I was typing...


HUGGGGsss to you! What a journey it is, this life. I am glad to hear you have a support system and are willing to use it.

Steph @ Steph's Stuff

I've never wished that I lived closer to you more than now so that I could be there to help. We don't say these things easily enough to friends but I love you, Sharyn, and you know where to find me if you ever need a shoulder. A huge big non-Finn ((((((((((((hug)))))))))))))) to you!!!!


thinking of you, sharyn.


That's a lot to hold in since fall. I'm sorry your family has to deal with this. I hope you get the support that you need, especially during those hard moments. Lots of love, thoughts and prayers for your family. And, btw, the easier hairdo looks good on you.


Thinking of you and your dad, Sharyn.


Its hard to watch your parents get old....my dad is 84 and experiencing some life threatening issues as well. Sending good thoughts your way. :)


I could just type "echo" and be done. So sorry to hear about your dad's illness. My mom now has breast cancer at age 85. This is new news for us so the shuttling to and fro for us is just starting. As I do my share of the shuttling, playing nurse, sitting in waiting rooms, and waiting and waiting and waiting, I'll be thinking of you...


Sending hugs and prayers for your dad and family. My grandfather has been living with prostate cancer for several years now as well. I'm glad you have shared what's going, here on your blog. I'm sure being able to talk about it will help.


Lakeshore Berry is divine :)
Thinking of you, and offering a friendly shoulder when you may need one.


I'm sorry, Sharyn.


I'm so sorry. I'll be praying for your Dad and your family.

Erica Hettwer

I'm so sorry to hear this, Sharyn. I'm sending you some big old internet hugs and when you finally make it to Portland, I'm going to track you down and give you a real one! <3

Amanda J.

I am so sorry to hear about your father. It sounds like he's doing well right now and you sound like you are able to help with everything he needs. You are a good daughter.

I was just thinking of you today. I was with my family and had to share a Sharyn up north story. I wish we lived closer so we could be neighbor friends, instead of just internet friends.

I will be keeping you and yours in my prayers.


There are no words adequate to express my heartfelt sorrow for your dad's illness! I truly appreciate you sharing your life so openly on your blog and will definitely keep your dad and you in my thoughts and prayers!

Liz Pietila

Take it a day at a time, Sharyn... Thinking of you all....


Thinking of all of you. Take care!


thinking of you...


Sorry to hear about your father's illness. Take care, hang in there and leave no regrets...but you already do that anyway don't you?

Ann Bimberg

That's rotten news. So glad you live near your dad so you can help him out. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

Lisa L.

Oh Sharyn, I am so sorry to hear this news. I know we have never met IRL but I feel I know u and your family from reading your blog daily for a few years now. I will pray for your dad, and for your strength to get thru this. My hubby had kidney cancer summer before last, and every time we go back for the 6 month rechecks I am worried sick. They actually saw a spot on his lung and thyroid last visit, I am hoping they were just shadows, so this next visit will be a nail biter. Sending you a big HUG from La.!

Tina Rhodes

Praying for you. Even though we have never met I have been reading your blog for years. You have helped and inspired me in more ways than you will ever know. I am sure that is true of most people you touch through your blog. We are keeping your father and all of you in our prayers.

Michelle P

Just catching up on a few weeks of your blog - behind due to a variety of difficulties, challenges, and celebrations in my extended family. Glad you have such a wonderful support system! I know blogging is a good outlet for you. Know that it is also a good inspiration to many of us who read it. Others that I read about show only the "high light reels" of their lives. You show "reality" and remind me that I am not the only one going through more stuff than I generally care to list. God's blessings to you and yours.

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