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The last 24 hours have been a roller coaster ride to say the very least. What started out as a great, unreal, cloud-nine type of day turned into a day that really put my life in perspective.

The last 24 hours have been a roller coaster ride to say the very least. What started out as a great, unreal, cloud-nine type of day turned into a day that really put my life in perspective.

I started my Wednesday, June 20th at 6:30 AM at Rutland Country Club as I normally do a few days a week. I normally have a few buddies that play a quick 9 or 18 holes with me but that day I played alone. That day, I did not mind it. Peaceful. Alone. Quite. No cell phone. No computer. No IM. No Facebook. Not a thing. I proceeded to play a so-so round of golf for the first hour and a half. What normally takes 4 hours or so took me 2.25 hours to play.

I walked onto the 15th tee, a par 3, 115 yards that day. With a choked up, half swing, knock down 8 iron, I aced it. The ball came in high, hit the fringe on the left side and shot straight right and dissappeared. HOLE IN ONE I yelled like a school girl, I was jacked up, but then realized, there was not a single person around to see it. Does it count? Did it happen? How can I prove it? When it comes down it it, I know it happened and I can live with that. (This is now my 2nd hole in one, my other occured on AUG 12, 2007 a LSCCC.)

I finished my round....shot a not so smooth 82 and proceeded on with the rest of my day. As soon as I came home, my excitment was well heard, as I told my wife, What a shot, what I feeling I kept yelling!

Back to work....

The day was going along as scheduled. Stressful, tons of emails, phone calls, IM's, Facebook posts, etc. Hard to get away from it all.

But in the back of my mind I knew there was something that I (and my family) were waiting to hear about. Then the call came and I knew even before I aswered what the results were for my grandmothers biopsy - lymphoma. I am not sure how I knew but I did. I did not get any signs like I did before my mothers diagnosis. Well before my mother was diagnosed with uterine cancer I was getting signs from all over the place. My signs happened to be pink cancer ribbon every where I looked. Water bottles, commercials, signs, random golf balls found on multiple golf courses, you name it. The sign that really "stuck" to me was when I found something stuck to the sole of my golf shoe that summer. I had played 17 holes and as I walked to the 18th tee I felt something in my shoe, a rock maybe, no, it was a small cancer ribbon pin that had stuck into my sole. Chills to say the least....it was all I thought about but never told anyone. My mother has since beat it and is now a healthy survivor.

Here we are again......

Suddenly myself and my family are thrown into the why, how, really, no way, now what - kind of emotional roller coaster. After hearing this I realized, even with such a high yesterday morning life has a way of keeping you in check. Our family has been very lucky over many years and this is just a test to bring us all closer together even if there have been a few bumps in the road with my mother and aunt, my grandfather and my uncle, all survivors.

Nana please know I love you very much and we will get through this, be strong and don't ever give up!

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