No…I’m not cleaning up after a sick child, though that was one of my first thoughts too. Nope. The wonderfully evocative line from The Princess Bride is simply an apt description of how I feel. I’m not sick. I just had a really, REALLY bad day yesterday. Adam’s was even worse. Because the only thing worse than prepping for a colonoscopy, having a colonoscopy, and having a surprise CT scan afterwards is finding out that the doctors are pretty sure you have a cancerous mass. Yep. He hasn’t gotten final confirmation from the pathology report yet, but the appointment with the surgeon is already scheduled. He is now recovering from the tests themselves – all the pain of 1000 ab crunches, but with none of the results – his words, not mine. Pray for us. The kids only know that he has a stomach problem – so we’re trying to keep the talking about it to a minimum when they’re around. Ha! Talking to a minimum? Have you MET us? We don’t know much yet…just enough to decide that looking on the internet would stress us more, so we’re not doing that! (On webmd: Symptom checker: runny nose Possible causes: allergic rhinitis, cancer) One bit of drama we definitely don’t need right now. By the grace of God, one of my best friends is going to be here this weekend – it was planned weeks ago – and I can cry and rage with her. We do some of that anyway – about everything from fat pants to misbehaving children to wanting things we can’t have to…well, now, to cancer. I really hate cancer. I already hated it. We’ve seen it ravage health, take lives, destroy peace…and build faith, reunite families, spark hope…. God is bigger than anything this world can throw at us. I guess He’s going to show us what that means for us. Did I mention? Please pray for us.