Friday, April 21, 2006

4/21 Sadness too

I knew Gerry had cancer. Myrna (his wife) notified us of that. What I didn't know until today was that it has spread to his spine and that they've changed from trying to stop it to making him comfortable. They are an incredible couple.

Both met after each had already raised a family. Their combined family is huge, boisterous, and loving. Our writers' group loves hearing stories about Cousin Camp and other family occasions. Individually, and as a couple, they are indeed a blessing to the world.

Although I've known them for 11 years, I only met them in person last year in Las Vegas. Our writers' group organized a get-together. It was awesome. Myrna is incredibly kind, Gerry is a sweetie. They parked their RV in the parking lot of Bally's Hotel and Casino. I love that about them.

Now they're concentrating on making Gerry's time as good as it can be. He is determined to live life to the fullest as long as he can. That's a trouper.

I love you, Myrna. I love you, Gerry. God bless you.

6 comments:

Cindy said...

Gerry and Myna...I don't know you, but please know I will pray for you to have the best of times, the greatest of memories and joy filled days for as long as God allows you to be together on this earth. Both my parent fought courageous battles with cancer, and gave us the strength we needed through it all. You sound like you are an inspiration to all those around you too. God Bless and Care for you both

Jer said...

Cindy, thanks. I'll pass on your prayers. I don't know if Myrna will be stopping by here. Thanks again. Love you, Jer

anne frasier said...

aw, that's sad news. :(
so sorry to hear that.

Beata said...

Mom, I am sorry to hear the bad news. You are such a good friend, and I know that with people like you beside them, both Myrna and Gerry will feel stronger. I am wishing them all the best.

Jeff said...

I'm so sorry to hear this news about your friends. :(

Jer said...

Thanks so much, anne, Beata, and Jeff. I really appreciate your support. Jer/Mom