Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Ring

It's official.  Tanner has given Cearra an engagement ring. It's my old ring given to me by Tanner's father many years ago that I had tucked away in a safe place. 

I know they are young and have a lot in front of them, but they are so crazy about each other.  I debated long and hard before I gave it to them. I took into consideration their youth, the fact that they've only been together six months, all the obstacles and hurdles they will face - and then I stopped and thought about all the obstacles Tanner has already faced.

Six months of daily chemotherapy, two stem cell transplants, and two years of weekly chemotherapy (with no end in sight at this point) - and a future lived with Multiple Myeloma.  I want him to experience life to the fullest.  I want him to have happy moments....

So, it's official.  Tanner and Cearra are engaged.

I am here again, in a familar place feeling something I've felt before, and wondering why... But, I'm glad I have a second chance at it, a third, a fourth... and I know that if I need another chance, I'll get it... You stumble, get up, and go again.  This is life... and I'm still here...


  1. Give them both a very big hug from me. Under the circumstances I think Tanner has done the right thing. Time waits for no man.

  2. Congratulations Tanner and Cearra. Our wish for you is that God grants you loads of happiness, tons of love, boat load of patience and forgiveness, a world of understanding and most of all FUN. I agree with Lorna that this is the right thing. We love you kids very much...words can mever express how much.
    Granny and Jerry

  3. Wishing Tanner, Cearra, and all their family much happiness!!! Please tell them I am so happy for them.
    And warm hugs to you - you will be a lovely Mother of the Groom. Karen

  4. Thank you all! Tanner is so in love...