To all of the followers of Ron’s blog, I want to acknowledge how much your support and encouragement has meant to both Ron and I in the 7 plus years of his battle and Journey with lung cancer. After Ron’s Journey ended, that same support and encouragement was extended to myself and my family. I hope that each and every one of you realize how very important that this support has been to all of us!
We have as a family a past and have weathered some very emotional times, as I am sure every family has or will at a time when the death of a loved one causes such upheaval and leaves such a wide void within our hearts and our lives.
Our family has had it’s share of good and bad times and unfortunately these times are sometimes popping up their ugly heads because of the emotional chaos that Ron’s leaving us has created and these feelings and emotions should in my mind be kept private. Ron was very open and candid about his cancer but we all knew that he was not one to resort to name calling, or recriminations, he was as we all agree a gentle giant, sometimes irreverent but easy going and basically an optimistic Good Guy.
Out of respect for our healing process as we travel through these tough emotions, our grieving process, and hopefully our recovery while continuing and maintaining the true meaning of what I feel was Ron’s reason for his blog, I no longer want to support or encourage an atmosphere where a lot of negativity may continue to fester until we all can find some balance again in our lives and learn to go on without him.
So, as I thank you all, I am going to stop all posting to this blog and leave it with as much integrity as it still retains so that no further mixed feelings in a very dark time of our lives are released on the internet, never able to be retracted when the light hopefully starts to shine through again.
I hope that this blog will remain intact so that people looking for a positive message in the uneven fight of lung cancer might find solace and hope. Ron always considered himself to be one of the lucky ones and I was lucky to be the one he chose to share his life journey with. I will always miss him with every breath that I take.
From what I gather, another blog may continue on in Ron’s name and I wish it to be as successful and fulfilling as this was for Ron and for me because of the importance it was to Ron, but, Ron’s journey has ended and is over and now so also is this/His blog.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.