A former high school classmate and cherished old friend when reconnecting with Roger through Facebook quoted the old saying: "When God closes a door, he opens a window." The years have seen a number of life changes for us that make that adage ring true. After being blessed with good fortune, a wonderful son and great experiences, we decided to look out that window and prepare for more of what this wonderful life has to offer. We hope through our blog to share our journey from this point forward with family, with friends and with many others. Hopefully we'll make some new friends along the way. We hope you find our tales of some interest, even amusement and perhaps an inspiration for you to treat each and every day as an opportunity and an adventure to share with those who are an important part of your life.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Notice to our readers & friends:

Dear readers and friends:

It has been a long time since we have posted on this blog.  The August hospital visit referred to in the last blog was the first in a series of chemotherapy sessions for me.  Over the past several weeks, it looked as though those sessions and an intervening surgical procedure would be successful in combating a case of stage 3 lymphoma.   While I did achieve a short remission, some cancer has returned and my next steps in treatment will require traveling back to the US.  A consequence of this turn of events will be a continuance of the hiatus on our writing efforts as we focus on the struggle  ahead.

Even though the past several months has been challenging and stressful to say the least, Suzanne and I have the been the recipients of many blessings.   As we continue our struggle, we hope to continue to search for the hidden blessings that we know each day, no matter how trying and difficult, must contain.  We will grasp them when we find them, cherish them, share them with each other and hopefully this will help strengthen us in our journey.

Cherish each day you have, dear reader and share it openly and lovingly with those who are important in your life.  Wish us well as we continue our adventure "juntos en el camino de la vida"!