For Jared

Sometimes, when we become too fixated on one thing, life has a way of putting us back into focus.

This week, my brother starts chemotherapy. It’s a sobering thought, but we’re all feeling very positive and hopeful for him. He’s strong, an inspiration to me. I’m thinking of him today.



  1. Miriam S.Forster on May 4, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Oh no! I’m sorry your family is going through that. I’ll put him in my prayers.

  2. Natalie on May 4, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Aw, Ren, that is so hard. I have two grandparents fighting cancer right now. Lost my aunt two years ago. Hang in there. It’s never easy. Lots of prayers for you and your family.

  3. Joanne on May 4, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear this, I’m sure your family’s support will help him through. Prayers for him and your family.

  4. Kiersten on May 4, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    I’m so sorry, Ren.

    He’ll be in my prayers, too, as will you and the rest of your family.

  5. JaneyV on May 4, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Staying positive is a wonderful gift to Jared. It’s always best to keep good health and a strong body in the forefront of your mind. It must be so helpful to Jared to have such strong support. Having lots of love behind you is half the battle.

    Sending you good vibes and keeping you in my thoughts and

  6. Becca on May 4, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Ren…I am gonna send you guys the “livestrong” bands….and I’m gonna tell Jared we all have them and wearing them for him 🙂

  7. candicekennington on May 4, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Family trials definitely have a way of putting everything in perspective. That is sad news about your brother. I hope and pray that he will make a full recovery.

  8. Renee Collins on May 4, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Thank you all so much. I really appreciate the support and the prayers.

    You guys are the best. 🙂

  9. Lady Glamis on May 4, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    I’ll keep you in my prayers. My father has battled cancer. It’s emotionally draining for everyone. *HUGS and LOVE*

  10. sraasch on May 5, 2009 at 1:45 am

    Hugs and support 🙂

  11. giddymomof6 on May 5, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Lot’s of prayers. We love you. Jenni

  12. jessie on May 6, 2009 at 2:04 am

    What a hard time. I’m so sorry. I’ll pray for you brother and your family.

  13. Terri Tiffany on May 7, 2009 at 11:52 am

    I’m so sorry to hear that Natalie. He must be young as you don’t look that old and that is even harder to take. I will be praying for sure for him that he stays strong and the chemo works as it should!It’s good he has you.Will you keep us posted please?