Wow. Have been sitting here reading the blog...MELISSA'S posts...and laughing for the last hour. How could I EVER think I could keep up what SHE did????
Looking back, it's a wonder that anyone has kept up in the last 4 years. Wish I could continue her legacy in a way that would truly HONOR her. But I am not the writer that she was. I guess my goal was to keep you updated on Andrew and Max (which I think she would approve), and in a kind of selfish way, help you understand where I was coming from in this "new" life of mine.
After reading for the last hour, I'm wishing I could have done this blog a little justice, but at the same time realizing how thankful I am that she kept this online "journal" her last five years...
The good news? Donny has decided that I've waited too long to get started on the process of turning this blog into a book. I am happy to announce that HE has started the process. At the rate that he's going, we might have a book before the next fundraiser. (I actually started working on this a couple of months ago - did get an intro written. Just didn't tell him.)
Because the blog reads from "back to front", we need to start at the "end", cut and paste in chronological order to get it to read "front to back". We are starting with fortscancersux1.blogspot.com and working up to fortscancersux. It will not include anything after Christmas of 2008.
The book will be hers. (We are doing this because it is what SHE wanted).
Not sure if we will go to a publisher or self publish. But it WILL be a book. And as soon as it is ready, we will let you know.
As a side note, I will continue to post. It has been therapy for me, and I hope helpful. This has been a difficult journey, and I am thankful to have an outlet to share our journey. Life goes on. She lived her life to the fullest EVERY single day. I am trying to do the same. I miss her so much, but I know I have a lot to live for, and I KNOW I will see her again.
SO. If you occasionally come to this blog to check in to see what's new...my recommendation is to scroll down to the archives, click on 2008, pick a month, and I GUARANTEE you will be laughing. Out loud. Or, go to www.fortscancersux1.blogspot.com, go to the archives and pick ANY date. You might be "featured" in one of her posts.
I am smiling just thinking about it....
WELCOME BABY BENNETT!
Mommy Angie and baby Bennett upon his arrival, Oct. 27!
One happy, content baby!
Last of the backyard wildflowers...
Dogsitting for Sam (Sue's dog)
...and of course, last but not least, Andrew and Max, aka Spiderman and Batman.
Fort wouldn't have it any other way...