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Well now

My ex-stepfather has died, aged 79. He was married to my mother for 12 years, but we haven't kept in touch since they divorced 10 years ago. We were never close; and although I personally had nothing against him, he always resented the fact that my mother's side of the family had remained good friends with my father, and took that resentment out on me more than my sister, as everyone always identified me as more my father's daughter than my mother's. His marriage was doomed from the first moment he raised a hand to me because of that resentment. Still, I'm sorry to hear he died all alone.

In happier news: Joost's chemo seems to have halted his tumour's growth. There has been no noticeable increase in its mass since my last report.

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desdemonaspace
Sep. 1st, 2007 12:21 pm (UTC)
I am only sorry to hear he raised a hand to you!

Happy to hear of Joost's chemo progress.
gamiila
Sep. 2nd, 2007 09:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks. His fighting spirit is just so strong; and I don't care what anybody says, I think a lot of his progress is down to his indomitable attitude as much as to the treatment.
desdemonaspace
Sep. 4th, 2007 02:25 pm (UTC)
I'm so happy to hear it. I really think that the body will follow the mind, and that the spirit is just as strong.

As ever, keeping you and yours in my prayers.