As important as each of those things are to me, there are a host of reasons (family privacy, the way that I like to be 'defined', my personal passions, etc.) that had me stick with the original focus, The Israel Ride.
Now it is time to 'see where we go from here'. For the much of the past year, I've been wrestling with a new challenge, bladder cancer. Initially it was missed, then it was classified as a relatively manageable, "non-invasive" cancer -- one that is readily contained. Over the past 2 weeks, however, we've confirmed that it is more advanced than that, calling for much more aggressive treatment. So, where do we go from here? After giving it a lot of thought, I've decided to try to use the blog as a bit of a personal resource. I hope that it will permit me a few luxuries during a challenging time:
- the luxury of being able to keep my friends informed without me or my family repeating the same, sometimes difficult, information too many times;
- the opportunity, if I find it helpful, to chronicle my story, thoughts, and experiences; and,
- perhaps the gift of being able to in any way help others who face similar situations, by sharing some of my own experiences and learning.
For now, I appreciate your prayers and support.