In Chapter 16 of my book, Watching Their Dance: Three Sisters, a Genetic Disease and Marrying into a Family At Risk for Huntington’s, I write about a very stressful time; my maternity time was up and I went back to work leaving my baby for the first time since he was born. And, my second sister-in-law, Marcia, the quiet, brave, professional sister visited from New Jersey for Christmas and the HD symptoms were hard to miss. Except for the Marin siblings who ignored hard stuff until it came to a head.
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“With the busy lives we led, it wasn’t hard to shove Huntington’s to the back of my mind. At the same time, I consciously had to stop my forward momentum and take time to be thankful for the life John and I had. Hassles at work or the refrigerator giving out or Keith cranky with an ear infection—these were small, petty distractions I didn’t let upset me. John was healthy, not showing a sign of Huntington’s Disease, and our child had brought a joy to our lives I’d never experienced before. My heart was bursting with the love I felt for my two favorite boys.
That Christmas, Cindy and Brad stayed in Canada, but Marcia flew in for the holidays. She looked a little thinner, and she was wearing shoes without heels, which was uncharacteristic of her. Both she and Lora were barely five-foot-one, and both had always worn really high heels.”
Watching Their Dance: Three Sisters, a Genetic Disease and Marrying into a Family At Risk for Huntington’s, a nonfiction/memoir, can be purchased on Therese’s author website Amazon B&N & in Kindle, Kobo, Nook, and iBooks format.