Sunday, August 16, 2015

Our Greatest Advocate: my Second Mom

At the beginning of this journey, our family was in shock. We struggled to grasp the new reality of cancer that we were facing. In our moment of need, our greatest advocate stepped up: my Aunt Jenny.

(First weekend after finding out about our new diagnosis)

Through thick and thin, she has stepped up for our family and given us a voice. I find it amazing that almost every time I login to Facebook, Aunt Jen is doing, saying, promoting, defending, advocating, loving, and showing support through social media.

(This is actually their REAL hair)

I find it interesting that when I need relief from treatment, the first place I want to be is at her house. We can relax, cry, talk, and be sheltered from this nightmare. She mothers and protects us while we are together - and when we are apart. I cannot even express enough what she means- and is to our family. Words seem weak when dealing in love!

The strength embedded in family is one of our greatest gifts

(Always a party with Aunt Jenny around!)

Thank you so much, Aunt Jenny, for everything you have done for me. I love you more than you could ever know.

Happiest of Birthdays to you! 

With all my love


  1. Am i actually the first one to respond on this post? I love you beyond words. I will treasure this comment forever. I love you more than words can say. You are the greatest birthday gift one could ask for.

  2. Caleb, what a wonderful post!! Please pass on my very happiest birthday wishes to your Aunt Jenny. It's been a really long time since I've seen her, but I remember lots of laughter and fun when she and I and your mom were together years ago!


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