Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A Wedding and a Miracle

Another summer...gone. 
Where ever did it go?

Contemplating Life 
Sunset Cliffs, San Diego, CA

Summer began by celebrating Middle Sister's graduation 
from Penn State with a degree in Biology
and with Little Brother off to his first prom.

The youngest...always the comedian. 
Ambler, PA

Three of us then enjoyed a vacation to San Diego 
where Big Sister lives with her Navy Husband. 

The Harbor 
Shelter Island, San Diego, CA

While we were there, 
Navy Husband graduated from C-School 
and was given orders to Norfolk, VA. 
(Closer to home, 
but not as fun to visit.)

Graduation Day 
San Diego, CA

But then....
the doctor called 
and Navy Husband was diagnosed 
with Stage 3 Lymphoma.

The Red Umbrella 
Mission Bay Beach, CA

We left for home with heavy hearts,
hoping and praying for a miracle.

Sixteen Candles 
Mission Bay Beach, San Diego, CA 

Back at home, 
Little Brother gets his driver's license.

Stone Harbor, NJ

Navy Husband has more tests.

Girlfriend in the Surf 
Stone Harbor, NJ

We enjoyed a week with extended family 
in Stone Harbor, New Jersey,
something my husband's family 
has done for over 50 years.

Cousin, like a fish in water 
Stone Harbor, NJ

Engaged 2 years, 
Middle Sister announced she didn't want 
a big fanfare for a wedding. 

Young Loves 
Ambler, PA

Navy Husband has more tests. 

Big Sister came home and
 we had a quiet ceremony 
for Middle Sister
who, I might say, 
has become such a wise young woman.  

Yeah, I love this photo. 
Blue Bell, PA 

Navy Husband has more tests. 

Middle Sister and Law Enforcement husband 
move into a nice apartment 
not too far from home.

The Path Before Us
Whitpain, PA

As Big Sister flies back to San Diego to Navy Husband 
recuperating from surgery, 
we all breathe a collective sigh of relief 
learning that Navy Husband's most recent full lymph-node biopsy 
did not show a single cancer cell.  
The chemo port is scheduled for removal on Sept. 9! 

Super Moon
Sunset Cliffs, San Diego, CA

A wedding and a miracle always make for a happy ending.

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Jeanne said...

Lovely summary of the summer here, and so grateful for you that your husbands testing is so improved!!! Wonderful news especially

Out on the prairie said...

A close call with the cancer. Always nice to hear positive reports. You have put on the miles. Plan on N CA this next month.Hitting the beach tomorrow.

jabblog said...

A busy summer, full of joys and trepidation. Heart in mouth over lymphoma and glad to hear a happy outcome.

Mersad said...

Wonderful impressions of your summer days.

Mersad Donko Photography

Wayne said...

Mom and Dad must be emotionally exhausted, but you will look back at these photos one day, remember the joy, and smile.

MadSnapper said...

by the time I got to the end of your story i have tears in my eyes, tears of pain, then joy and what a story you have here. i am so glad there is a happy ending. your children are beautiful to look at and so smart and sensible. i know you are bursting with pride. what a roller coaster you were on...

Sarah Huizenga said...

What wonderful news! I love the wedding dress. That is exactly like something my daughter would wear, when her day comes. First she needs to find a guy though :)

packmom said...

Wow! What a journey and is such little space of time. Congrats on all the wonderful news--especially the cancer free. Loved all your pictures.

Cynthia said...

What a family-filled summer and so beautifully documented. And great news, cancer free.

Kmcblackburn said...

What a summer of ups and downs!! Prayers for continued recovery and healing for your son-in-law.

Laurel's Quill said...

Major touching post...don't even know you, but I know you now. Laurel

Kerry said...

This is a year that will go down in the books as the Year of the Roller Coaster. Holy cow. I am breathing a huge sigh of relief for you and your family.

I just LOVE Middle Sister's dress.

Unknown said...

Great news!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Nancy said...

A miracle and a wedding and lots in between. I'd say you had a very memorable summer that won't soon be forgotten..

I am so happy about the "no" cancer cells and I am excited for the newlyweds. I hope your fall adventures will be of the fun type with no sad ones mingled in.....

Your shots of all these events is priceless....

Huldra said...

So strange how one can have this happiness, yet sadness and anxiety side by side. So good to hear the surgery went well.
You pictures are really beautiful, and tell a great story :)

The Artful Diva said...

I'm happy to hear this story has a miracle ending!

James said...

Great heartwarming post and photos! I'm so happy to hear the wonderful news! I prayed every night for weeks and now it's time to thank God that the cancer is gone!

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful pictures of a happy family! And I love stories with a Happy End! All the best!

Ros Crawford said...

Wonderful photos! We love that you shared with us at Our Beautiful World and hope you will join us again ... Please could you share our link too next time?

Nancy said...

I'm so glad for your husband's good report -- my son is in the Naval Reserves and will be deployed to Afghanistan in November.

Thanks so much for sharing your story with us at TM this week Rebecca.

Anonymous said...

Wow,an emotional summer of ups and downs-perfectly pictured-happy that the news was good :)
Best wishes,Nessa xx

Unknown said...

Quite the roller coaster of emotions for your summer and your family. Glad everything seems to be working out well health wise. I am new to this travel group, so this is the first time I visited your blog. I have a question: Your pictures are amazing, why have you chosen not to watermark them?

Suburban Girl said...

Thanks for the compliment. To watermark or not to watermark.... It's complicated. There are many older photos on my blog with watermarks. Most of those are stored on my website which automatically watermarks them for web viewing. Which is awesome. But I also store photos on flickr and have been using that more recently for travel images. The only way to watermark there is to upload a watermarked photo...but then it is watermarked forever which defeats the purpose of online storage. And if I want to print it I have to dig in my archives for an unwatermarked version. When I look back at images watermarked in such a way as to discourage theft, I find it completely distracting to the image. I hate that I did it that way. The watermark I use now could be easily cropped out. So, I don't fret about it anymore. People who steal are gonna steal. Most of my photographic income is from portraiture anyway....and THOSE images are always watermarked.

Suburban Girl said...

BTW...the way you have google+ configured, your blog, if you have one, is not visible for those who wish to return a visit.

Anonymous said...

This does sound like quite a full summer. I'm glad to hear the Navy Husband is doing well.

Shahrul Niza said...

Hello, Rebecca :). What a wonderful news that it's a happy ending, after all. I can feel the love in your family just looking at these photos!. You'd captured the siblings love for each other, brilliantly :).
Thank you for sharing with us @ OBW this week! :).

dawn said...

What a story this is for my first time here, you captured your family beautifully! Good news on your husband, so happy for you both. It's a scary thing to live with, we just went thru this too and have good news so far. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful September.

Unknown said...

What am extraordinary post,so happy all went well with the surgery,and thanks so mcuh for sharing yur miracle with us at Our Beautifu World!

libbyquilter said...

this is a wonderful post and your photography is beautiful. best of all, i was so relieved to read the happy ending~!


Bonita Rose said...

absolutely beautiful photos.. thks for participating at OUR BEAUTIFUL WORLD!!! hugs, bonitarose