All You Need Is Love (And Narcotics)

Yes, in 48 hours my chemical makeup has reversed from 80% snark, 20% sap to the other way around.

(Meanwhile, Aaron’s chemical makeup has also shifted to include a much larger percentage of pain meds – not that he ever normally takes narcotics – whatever, enjoy the parallelism.)

Bear with me, or skip this post entirely if you’d rather wait for my usual sardonic, self-deprecating, shopaholic posts.


Because, I feel like it just needs to be said – typed out for posterity – for the whole world and especially the people in my life to hear.


Because you are amazing.

I’ve always known my life was filled with family and friends and coworkers and bosses and my husband’s friends and coworkers and bosses that truly, deeply cared and gave a shit about us.

288_716712470380_3989_nAfter the week I’ve had, I now know it more than ever. And honestly, it’s overwhelming. The phone calls, the texts, the offers of help. I think it would take all of my fingers and toes to count the number of people that have made open-ended, anything-you-need offers of help in any way they can.

And, even though Aaron may tell you differently at this point in the diagnostic process, this isn’t the end of the world. No one is dying, no one has cancer. But just the fact that there are so many people in our lives would jump at the chance if they could to alleviate any pain – physical or emotional – just to see me and Aaron happy and healthy is absolutely extraordinary.

While I hope and pray that none of you ever need it, I do hope and pray that I am given the opportunity to do the same for each and every one of you.


Because my life is blessed for knowing you.

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