Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes

How do you measure a year? In my case, in 140 characters or less. Here is how 2010 went for the VandeVenters, Twitter-haiku style. From the highs of a new family, to the lows of a third miscarriage, to the fear of cancer. Here’s hoping 2011 gets the message. “We’ve had enough, thank you!”

January
New Year brings a lot
of plans. So much to do and
see.  What to do first?
#family

February
Valentines Day is
so sweet. Just the family.
Life’s never better.
#love 

March
Not much news. Chris goes
to Washington, D.C. First
of two trips this year.
#work

April
Oh happy day. It’s
another baby on the way.
So much excitement.
#newlife

May
Everything is
great. Work, play, friends, trips, and planning
for the new baby.
#joy

June
Molar pregnancy.
Our third miscarriage. Can’t have
any more children.
#sadness

July
Road trip to Sturgis.
Shannon’s 20th high school
reunion. Good times.
#happyagain 

August
Cancer? WTF?!
Seriously, you’re starting
To piss us off, Life!
#anger

September
Surgery, chemo.
Road to recovery is
long, but within reach.
#scared

October
Fighting with chemo,
nausea, and a toddler.
Lord, give us patience.
#surviving

November
Normalcy returns.
Thanksgiving, pumpkin pie, and/
cake. Carter turns two.
#birthdays

December
Last chemo is done,
But Carter’s now afraid of
the dark. Go figure.
#family

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