Priorities

October 22, 2012

Those of you that have fol­lowed our blog have no doubt noticed that we haven’t updated it for some time now. We’ve always been hum­bled and grate­ful for all of the peo­ple who con­sis­tently check in on FiveOEight.com and we felt com­pelled to offer an expla­na­tion for why we haven’t posted for so long.

On August 27, 2012 Sarah’s mom went for a sim­ple visit to her doc­tor for some pain she was hav­ing. After get­ting some scans, she was sent in to emer­gency surgery that evening. We ended that day lis­ten­ing to her sur­geon explain to the fam­ily that Sarah’s mom had stage 4 colon can­cer. This came as a com­plete shock to every­one, not least of all Sarah’s par­ents. Since that time we have all absorbed that news and this new real­ity and are work­ing to adjust our lives and sched­ules around it. Nat­u­rally we’re work­ing to sup­port Sarah’s par­ents in what­ever ways we can, includ­ing just being present. All of this has led to a shift in our focus, and while we still have projects and ideas in the works, the pace of our busi­ness will slow down con­sid­er­ably for now.

It should also be noted that Sarah’s mom, and our fam­ily, have been sur­rounded by a won­der­ful sup­port net­work. It has been a rich bless­ing and we all have been so grate­ful for people’s love and generosity.

Again, we really appre­ci­ate all the vis­i­tors we get to this site and even though updates will be a lit­tle less fre­quent please con­tinue to check in. If you haven’t already, sub­scribe (or sub­scribe via email) so you can be noti­fied each time we update the site.

Thanks

Nathan (and Sarah)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/loren.truschel Loren Lacks Truschel

    You all are def­i­nitely in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Gin­ger

    Pray­ing for you and your family.

  • Ana

    Wish­ing you and your fam­ily the best. Fam­ily should be the high­est pri­or­ity, I’m glad you can be there for them.

  • Kaytie

    Best wishes for you and your fam­ily dur­ing this dif­fi­cult time. It’s won­der­ful that you all can be there for them — the projects (and blog fans) will still be here when you get back.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kathy.witkowski Kathy Wil­helm Witkowski

    So sorry. Hope all goes well. Your fam­ily is in my thoughts and prayers.

  • atayn­ton

    So so sorry to hear…Sending Love and Prayers to your fam­ily from So. Florida…

  • Nathan_at_508

    Thank you all for your kind words and support

  • mom

    very well writ­ten, Nathan

  • Cathy at The Far Fifty

    Very sorry to hear this, please take care of your­selves as well. Wish­ing you the best.

  • Jenna | The Paleo Project

    I am so, so, sorry. I am keep­ing your fam­ily in my prayers.

  • SRada

    Say­ing a prayer for you guys and Sarah’s mom right now. My hus­band and I went through the same sea­son with his mom. You’re not alone — John 16:33.


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