this post has been a long time coming. a year and a half to be exact. after we received the diagnosis that mr. style had liver cancer. thirty years ago i lost my father to cancer. now i’m faced with losing my husband to the same dreaded disease. which is why i hate cancer and hated it for a very long time. and i know many of you have lost friends and family alike to this illness. because it seems this is a rampant disease that afflicts far too many of us. whether it’s breast cancer, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, liver cancer, colon cancer, or ovarian cancer. the list seemingly goes on and on as there are more than 100 types of cancer in existence. what a shocking statistic.
why do i hate cancer? because it creeps into your life like a thief in the night. then starts robbing their victim from their vitality. cancer has been recognized for thousands of years as a human ailment. but in the past century, there have been remarkable advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment. although the fact remains that some forms of this disease are difficult to treat like liver cancer. have i mentioned i hate this disease?
from the get-go mr. style has had a wonderful attitude about his prognosis. and we clearly understood that any treatment would only control the disease not cure it. mr. style’s main objective was always quality of life over longevity. and he wasn’t convinced he would have the quality he wanted while undergoing treatment: radiation followed by immunotherapy. my children and i fully supported his decision. although i imagine when he saw the sadness in all of our eyes he changed his mind and decided, “what the heck! what’s a treatment or two in the grand scheme of things?”
so last summer mr. style underwent two radiation sessions in atlanta which seemed to do the trick. until his second MRI scan in november. the cancer had grown which meant he was handed off to an oncologist who suggested two different treatments. both of which came at a risk. again, mr. style was concerned with the quality of his life. but after much back and forth with the children and myself he decided to try one session of immunotherapy then go from there. and one session was all it took for his body to rebel. since the beginning of april we’ve seen a steady decline with his health. which seemed to accelerate about the time of his 67th birthday on may 22nd.
it’s alarming to see your loved one deteriorate at such a fast pace. hospice recently stepped into our lives. what a blessing they have been. i can’t sing their praises enough! hospice care treats the person not the disease and their staff is supporting mr. style in every aspect. our children are making regular visits to see their dad. and he counts the days from the time they leave until they’re back home under our roof.
even though cancer has taken a toll on mr. style’s physical and emotional health he’s determined to live with strength and dignity until the end. and me? well, i’m standing beside my husband of 35 years trying to give him the love and support he deserves. of course there are days and weeks when it seems i cry at the drop of a hat and i’m uncertain about my future. then there are other days and weeks when i’m stoic, in control and know that life goes on even when your heart is broken.
the past months have truly been a time of reflection for me and my family. and we’ve been touched by the kindness and compassion given to mr. style in big and small ways. which is why i am now sharing our trial with all of you. i know we are not the first family to go through pain and suffering. and i know we won’t be the last. no one who walks this earth is immune from tribulation. that much i know. but we can share one another’s burdens which ease the load. and i know many of you dear readers are going through a similar struggle.
i will share updates with you from time-to-time in regards to mr. style’s health. but the business of the blog will continue. mr. style was adamant about that. it’s the normalcy of life that pulls you through the pain. and the blog brings me such joy. i have all of you to thank for that.
please keep us in your prayers. we will take every last one.
is the Founder and CEO of Style at a Certain Age. She writes Sundays-Fridays on all topics ranging from fashion, health, wellness, home design and more.
She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
Oh the sadness in my heart to see this post. I, too, hate cancer beyond all boundaries. I can’t imagine anyone who has supported a loved one through this insidious monster of a disease thinks anything else. Sending support, support, support, and support.
Beth, my heart is so heavy. Our oldest daughter was dx with breast cancer nine years ago and is doing well right now. It seems impossible that last June our youngest daughter and the mother of our only grandchild was dx with stage four breast cancer. My, how I can relate to all you are going through. My prayers will be daily for all of you.
I am so very sorry to hear this news. I hate cancer too. I lost my only child to throat cancer. My heart goes out to your family❤️.
My heart is heavy hearing this…no words but sending blessings and prayers for your continued strength through this heartbreaking journey
Will pray Beth, lost my mom 30 yrs ago to lung cancer. Still feel the pain, especially because I am a new grandmother of 2 granddaughters and they will never know her.
Beth, my heart and prayers are going out to you today. I pray the coming days bring comfort and memories to reflect on. My the grace of God continue to guide your husband and family on this journey. My husband is a cancer survivor today and I know some of what your family is going thru. Prayers and more prayers coming your families way.
So sorry about this news! Prayers !
Beth, I feel as if I am hearing this from a family member. I am so sad for you and your husband and boys. I know you will squeeze the very most out of your family ‘s time together. God bless y’all. We are pulling for Mr Style❤️
I am so sorry Beth. I lost my 62 year old sister in April of cancer. Horrible disease, we need to find a cure. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Beth, please thank Mr. Style for all the wonderful photos of you and Oscar. I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer in in 2013. I have had radiology and Chemotherapy.more than once. My tumor has metatatized twice. I have been blessed with family (my husband and I just celebrated 27th anniversary.)
Love, prayers and positive thoughts. Cry laugh and above all may your heart remain open.
Thinking of you. May every day be the best it can be. Hugs.
Dearest Beth, you continue to be an inspiration, and I am so sad that this time it is so painful for you. I will pray for mr style, and you and your family. We will support you. Madelin xxx
Beth, My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you travel this extremely difficult journey.
My husband and I are both cancer survivors so we can relate to your struggle. The only thing I can say is that everyone who has had this dreaded disease has had a different journey but it is the love of our friends and family who get us through to brighter days.
Prayers to you and Mr. style and all who love you.
I am so sorry to hear this….sending prayers to your entire family..
I am so very sorry to hear about your husbands cancer. I have been through this. I just tried to live the best that I could, one day at a time.
So sorry my prayers are with you and your family
So sorry to hear your sad news. Mr. Style has been a dapper counterpart to your fashionable presence. What a terrible development. Keep up your strength in the face of this awful diagnosis. Don’t we all just hate cancer and dread hearing the very word.
You and your sweetheart are so in my prayers.
Oh my goodness . I’m
so very saddened to hear this news. You all certainly will be lifted up in my prayers . Thanks for sharing .
I have had breast cancer and my husband has had 2 melanomas and prostate cancer. I hate cancer too.
Said a prayer for you, your children and Mr. Style. 💙❤️
My favorite aunt Mary. her son my crazy cousin Mario, my step mother Rosue all died of Cancer. My father Cruz the black cat survived stage 4 colon cancer and is still here 15 years later. His strong stubborn will persists at 79 years young. May your precious Mr Style survive this dreaded disease and have the EU as little of life he desires. May God bless your family a f of course your rock Mr Style. Prayers till infinity plus infinity.
Dearest Beth and Mr Style
My Prayers and healing wishes are being sent to you during these difficult times. Thinking of you with great love. Xoxo
So sorry to hear this Beth. I don’t think there are any of us who haven’t been touched by cancer. It is a staggering diagnosis. Prayers for you and your family, and most especially for Mr. Style. I hope you don’t give up this wonderful blog.
As an oncology nurse, I hate cancer, too.
I’m thinking of you, your husband & kids. Sending healing vibes your way.
Oh my goodness . I’m
so very saddened to hear this news. You all certainly will be lifted up in my prayers . Thanks for sharing .
Beth. I am deeply saddened to hear the news about Mr. Style! I will remember y’all in my thoughts and prayers! Hugs to you all.
I have lost family members and friends to various forms of Cancer. As of now, I have 3 friends currently undergoing treatment. Two may be lucky enough to escape the ravages of this horrible disease; one with Melanoma and a large, rapid growing mass on his liver, may not. I feel deeply for you and your family. The uncertainty of life has been exposed and everyone suffers. I send my prayers and healing thoughts. May your children and close friends be your source of comfort. You will need to rely on them to pull you through this difficult time.
Oh Beth, I’m so very sorry to hear this about your husband. I’m a breast cancer survivor and have witnessed first hand how the diagnosis affects the family. Sending positive vibes and many prayers to and for you, your husband, and the rest of your family. May God grant you peace and strength during this time and in the future.
My thoughts and sincere prayers are with you and your wonderful husband. I hope this journey you are enduring continues to be supported by your family, friends and medical team. My prayers to you both. You ate such a beautiful couple snd an inspiration to many.
I am so very sorry…you are all in my prayers.
Heart breaking. Take care of yourself and family first. Your fans aren’t going anywhere
I’m so sad to see someone else go through this. I lost my husband of 55 years (59 together) in May after a 5-month struggle with bladder cancer. The cancer didn’t cause his death, the infection after three surgeries (urectomy followed by two emergency surgeries) caused his death after two+ weeks in the hospital. During all of his illness, in my prayers for him, I also asked for the strength to be the person he needed me to be. I wish that for you, too.
Oh how my heart aches for you Pam, Mr Style and your children. I am so sorry you are walking this valley. My heart and prayers are with you and your dear ones.
Heartbreaking, of course you are right in the fact that this Dreadful Disease has touched most of us. We are behind you with prayers and understanding. Bless you for your Touching words. Hugs and blessings to you and your family.
So sorry to learn about Mr Style’s illness.
You are in my prayers!
I enjoy your posts so much!
I’ve been following you for some time and never commented to you before. Strangely, we have become friends. Please know you and your beloved husband will be in my prayers.
I agree. I HATE cancer also! Sending positive thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Love and prayers to you, Mr. Style and your family. God bless you.
My heart ached as I was reading your words of courage, sadness and love.
Thirty-five years together; a long time for sure, but still not enough. God bless you and your family during this difficult time.
Praying for you and your loved ones. We all hate cancer. It is a cruel thief. I dream of the day when it will be eradicated.
I am so sorry to hear about your husband. I too have been married for 35 wonderful years. I will keep you, your husband, family and friends in my prayers. 🙏🏻❤️
I’m so sorry
My husband has been going through Liver Cancer for a little over a year. He has had great success with Y90 (3 times now) and since, 2 tumors are benign, the other 2 have had their blood supply blocked and a more potent Y90 implanted 2 weeks ago. He is 85, but you wouldn’t know it… We have been blessed by great doctors in Lakeland, FL and only hope that Mr. Style (and you) will be blessed with many, many more memories!
God bless you both!
Beth my heart is very heavy for you and your family. My prayers and God’s blessings for you and your family. May he hold you all in his hands at this very difficult time
I am so sorry but I know the love;
hope and faith you have going forward thru this process.
My prayers are with you and your family. with love
Beth, I am so sorry to read this post but thank you for sharing this post. I will continue to think of you and your entire family, sending thoughts of strength and comfort for you all. Please let me know if there is something that I can do for you.
I can’t imagine what. You and family are going thru.
I have known many people to go thru this. I hate it.
I know that Mr Style and my hubby are very similar in their approach to these medical issues.
I’m so sorry to hear this. God bless you all.
I’ll prayer for strength for you all.
I just hate to hear this.
The life you share is enormous.
I can so relate to what you are going through. I lost my sister June 5th to mouth cancer. It was such a horrible thing. She fought it with everything she had but in the end it left her so disfigured and in pain. As you say hospice is wonderful and she had a loving and caring husband which made a Huge difference. Saying her eulogy with my two other sisters was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. All my prayers go out to you and your family. I so enjoy your blog. Thank you for sharing
My heart sincerely goes out to Mr. Style, you, and your family. My prayers are with you each and everyday.
May God comfort you through this journey.
My husband also is fighting liver cancer so I understand what you are going through. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
What a beautifully written, heartbreaking revelation about Mr. Style’s health. Such a dapper gentleman!
You will be in my heart and always in my prayers and I HATE CANCER. Janet
I have some idea of the fear and heartbreak since my husband has bladder cancer. Almost every family is touched in some way by this despicable disease.
So sorry to know of your heart aches. Prayers that peace and love remains.
My heart hurts for all of you. Sending prayers for hope and peace
I am so very sorry to hear this.
I am so very sorry that sadness has entered your life. You bring such fun into mine with you web page. I hope that Mr. Style beats this horrible disease that took my sweet sister last August. God bless you both. I am sending warm thoughts and prayers.
Beth, I am so sorry. Our community based spiritual cancer support group in Virginia will keep you all lifted up in prayer.
Prayers, and peace to you, Mr. Style, and your family. 🙏🏻❤️
Thoughts and prayers are with you and your famiky
I am praying for all of you. You are such a part of my life through your blogs that I feel I know you personally. Much love and strength is being sent your way! Peace to your hearts.
I too know what a toll this has on everyone in your family. I have been going through this as well. My prayers are with you. Sally
Oh, Beth, I don’t know you but I have always enjoyed your blog. The occasional glimpses of Mr. Style over the years have been so sweet. A very handsome man and you two look so in love. My heart is sad for you.
Like so many others, Beth, I am saddened to hear about Mr. Style and what you’re family is enduring now. I, too, am battling cancer and know the empty loneliness one can feel. You, Mr. Style and your dear children are all in my prayers. I pray for your inner peace and love to endure for now and the day when the world will no longer suffer from this dreadful disease. Love to you all.
Wow, what a beautiful post. Gave me shivers. Sending prayers your way. Hang in there. xoxo
I am so sorry to read this news. You, Mr. Style, and your family are in my prayers. May God bless you all and give you courage and strength when you need it most.
My heart goes out to your husband, you & your family. I, too, have lost my Mom & many friends to this horrible disease. Yes, I love Hospice care, too. GOD surely walks with them! Their endless loving care for our loved ones is outstanding! Please know my thoughts & prayers are with you. GOD BLESS!! And, know how much you are loved!!
I haven’t had the displeasure of dealing with illness in a spouse, but my family has had to deal with Cancer more times than I like to acknowledge. I know that the thought of hospice was scary for you and for Mr Style…but I am happy you that you made the decision to use the care. You hit the nail on the head…it is about quality of life and that is what hospice works to attain and maintain for clients. The nurses are trained to do their jobs and to help clients to “live their best life”. Sending you strength, support and love. Take care, Cheryl
Blessings to you and your family as Mr. Style fights for his life. My prayers are with all of you.
Thank you for sharing openly. My heart goes out to you and Mr. Style. May you both have grace and inner strength that comes from the kind heart of God. May there be a richness in your relationship in spite of the ache and hurt. I have prayed off and on for you this last year and now know how to better pray for you both. Will be praying for you both! 🙏
Dearest Beth and Mr. Style, I am so deeply saddened to hear this. You have both been such an inspiration to me since I discovered your site a few months ago. I send you as much strength, courage and faith as I can. I wish you peace, profound peace during your journey, whatever the final destination. Namaste. Carolyn
As a survivor married to a survivor I hate cancer as well . Don’t let the sadness and fear be in the forefront. Good luck to you both and your family.
Sending prayers your way. Thank you for sharing.
Know that you have the absolute support of your followers. Much love to you both.
wow…sorry for you all. I lost my husband of 15 yrs to a form of pancreatic cancer which was first seen in his liver, on that odd ultrasound taken because he though he had food poisoning….we struggled with it for 5 yrs. he was 62 when he died. My nurse cousin told me,’ this is not for sissies.” thinking of you both
Oh Beth, thanks for sharing. And do carry on with taking care of yourself so you can take care of your family. Much love and positive thoughts to you!
Sending strength and prayers. Cancer sucks.
I have been following your style and now grace. I will be a prayer warrior for you, your beloved husband and family. What a beautiful love of 35 years! It hurts so much because we love so much. I will be praying♡
Prayers lots and lots of prayers
You are all in my prayers.
My prayers for you and your family
Dear Beth, I am crying now after reading your post. You both have such strength and grace and are a beautiful couple. I will keep you all in my prayers.
Thank you for sharing your very personal news with all of us. You are not alone, as I’m sure you’ve discovered, as you travel this road. Treasure every day and keep your memories alive. They will keep you going. I enjoy your blog and website so much. Thank you for encouraging us to discover and have style at our age.
I have followed you regularly for years but never posted. That changed as of today. You and Mr. Style are most definitely in my prayers! You have so much support from your many followers!
je vis de France, je comprends l’anglais mais ne peut l’écrire. Je suis de tout coeur avec vous dans ces moments de douleur mais comme vous l’écrivez, la vie continue et il faut continuer à vivre. Ne pas se laisser abattre c’est aussi donner du courage à votre mari.
So sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with you and your family. We are not facing the big C but the big D. My husband has the early signs of dementia. Hideous disease both
I stopped in my tracks reading your post. You and yours are in my daily prayers as you navigate your new reality. God’s blessings.
What a lovely and caring post. Sending good thoughts your way!
I would like to thank you for sharing because that is not easy. As a survivor, and knowing the trauma that cancer can create on a family, I too, hate cancer. I wish you and your family all the most heart felt thoughts of strength and love.
How difficult it must have been for you to write and share this. There are no words that are enough. Thinking of you and your family as you face this difficulty time together.
Beth you a beautiful person inside and out…how brave of you to share this with us. I can’t imagine how difficult this must be for all of you. You are in my thoughts….blessings to you and your family.
Praying for you and your dapper Mr. Style. It is clear that you share a beautiful relationship, and you are a strong, loving wife. My mother had this dreadful disease when my daughters were small children. It was the normalcy of being their very busy mom that helped me bear the unbearable sadness of watching my loved one suffer. Carry on with normal life; you will never regret it.
I’m so sorry to read this. My dear friend lost her husband to liver cancer a year ago, and I have lost numerous family members and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you , as you face this battle and prepare to walk him home.
Thanks for sharing. Much LOVE to your family!
Your post brought me to tears Beth. So often we look at others and think they have a perfect life when really we are all struggling. Thank you for sharing this with us. Your family will be in my prayers.
Precious memories to cherish and to be made. Love is real and forever. Y’all are in the hearts and prayers of many at this time and for the future.
I am so sorry to hear this heartbreaking news. I know you will cherish every day with your beloved husband. I have added you, Mr Style, and the rest of your family to my prayer list.
I am a survivor and my beloved husband of 55 years is doing all the treatment he is willing to do.
We all hang by a thread blowing in the wind. Prayer for all of you.
So sorry to hear. Nothing can be said to take this pain away. Might you feel the peace only God can give and the strength to carry on. You give joy to so many might you feel it radiate back to you.
I just recently found your blog/website and I absolutely love it. I feel your pain as I have walked the path you are now walking. I lost my precious Larry 7 years ago to cancer. Please know that through all the tribulations of this horrid disease we also experienced so many blessings during this time that we might not have otherwise experienced had we not lived under that “black cloud”. Our sky was bluer, the grass was greener, our love was bigger and the little things just didn’t get in the way — we LIVED and LOVED to the best of our ability and that was a blessing. Sending you lots of prayers and hugs!!!!
Beth, Cancer is an insidious, horrid disease…I hate it, too. Please know Mr, Style, you, and your sons are in my prayers. 🌸
My husband had surgery for a brain tumor in May. We, too, are fighting the cancer battle. We celebrated 42 years
together in June. At this point we have to enjoy every day and try to make it count in our lives. We are heading to the Oregon coast this week for a few days. It’s one of our favorite places. I start off each day with my “To Be” thoughts ie I am going To Be thankful for our friends and family and most especially for the love and happiness we have shared and enjoy our day today. We are keeping mr. style and you in our prayers. Love and Hugs, Bobbie
My husband had surgery for a brain tumor in May. We, too, are fighting the cancer battle. We celebrated 42 years
together in June. At this point we have to enjoy every day and try to make it count in our lives. We are heading to the Oregon coast this week for a few days. It’s one of our favorite places. I start off each day with my “To Be” thoughts ie I am going To Be thankful for our friends and family and most especially for the love and happiness we have shared and enjoy our day today. We are keeping mr. style and you in our prayers. Love and Hugs
Mr. style is strong and brave and so are you. I’ve enjoyed glimpses of your family in your blog and I started to follow you to refine my own more casual and bo-ho ways. I’ve enjoyed your take on style! Your disclosure concerning your husband is so beautifully thought out and put into words. Words do help mold and express thoughts and feelings. I don’t know either of you but I’m thinking about both of you with seriously good wishes. Thank you.
I am so sorry. My husband has survived 45 years since his first bout when we were newlyweds. He has since survived 2 more rounds with different cancers annd we have been dealing with heart damage from his radiation treatments in 1974. We have decided if it comes again for either of us we will be going to a clinic in Mexico for alternative therapies as quality of life is our priority.
My heart goes out to you and your family. Prayers for strength and comfort during this trying time.
May God bless you with comfort, hope and strength during this difficult time🙏
Of course, you are in my prayers. You two are such a vibrant, stylish couple and very inspiring. Thank you for sharing. Yes, we all have our trials, but people choose to deal with it differently. Thank you for trusting us to be there for you and your family and lift you up in prayer and well wishes. I admire you love, you faith, your fortitude and honesty. Bless you and Mr. Style and may the angels watch over you daily.
Sending hugs, support and prayers!
Blessings to all of you.
Beth, I am so sorry for all that you and Mr. Style are having to go through. You are both in my thoughts and prayers. My husband was a cancer survivor, but I lost him to congestive heart failure 8 days before our 45th Anniversary almost 9 years ago. Sometimes life does not seem fair, but you learn to be thankful for each and everyday you have.
Hateful, awful disease. I hate it, hate it, hate it. I pray for peace, comfort and strength for you, Mr. Style and your family. Savor your moments of love and treasure this time together. It will sustain you. I promise.
Such a darling couple with a long, loving history…..I pray that you are surrounded by peace, love and wisdom in this journey 💗
May love abound among you all
Prayers for you and your entire family.
Oh Beth….I am sooooo sorry. I lost by 45 year old sister-in-law a few years ago to Gliobastoma – 4months to day of her diagnosis and leaving my brother and her 8 year old son. It is so evil and so awful….I am sending light, love, healing prayers to you and Mr. Style….your post made me cry….35 years of marriage is an achievement in an of itself….I can’t imagine your heart ache and in awe of your strength….huge hugs..
My heart is burdened for your whole family. I will keep you all close in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing.
We don’t know each other but we share the fact that we both hate cancer. My husband is in remission and we live one day at a time. Much love. Julie
Beth, I am sorry to hear this. I lost my husband to cancer when I was only 38 years old after just 8 years and 3 months together. With a diagnosis that contained a certain death from it–which was the case for certain cancers like my husband’s and Mr. Style’s–I thought I would “be prepared” for his death. Far from it, I was hit hard when he did succumb to the disease. So give yourself a chance to put off the mourning while you can still enjoy his presence as long as you can.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Your pictures are beautiful and will bring you and your family many cherished moments. Thank you for sharing Mr. Styles with us through your blog.
Both my grandfather, father and uncle died of cancer, each a different kind. I am so sad for you and your family – he is such an elegant looking gentleman and obviously very brave as well. I’m sure you will be in all of our prayers – certainly mine. And i want to take a moment to tell you how much I enjoy the blog. Thank you for sharing and stay strong.
Sending prayers and good thoughts your way. I have shed tears over your situation and can only hope for a great miracle for you both.
Oh, Beth … Oh, my. I don’t have words, but send love and comfort your way. I will be thinking of you as you navigate this difficult journey. You’ve got a strong and beautiful family. And lots of friends. You’re a strong lady and I admire you so much. We’re all here for you. Love.
I’m sending prayers for him and all your family!
So sorry to hear about the struggles Mr. STYLE and your whole family is going thru.
When one family member has cancer, everyone has it.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
CANCER SUCKS, and has taken too many lives.
Live your life with gratitude and don’t sweat the small stuff in life.
Best wishes to you all,.
A beautifully written post; sending heartfelt wishes for you and your family. Another reminder to all of us that we only have this moment and to hug our loved ones always tighter whenever we have the chance. Your family has become a part of our families as we await your news via a daily post – hope you all can feel our love!!
Love and prayers from Brazil 🌷🙏🏻
Sending you and the family love and prayers and healing energy during this difficult time.
Thank you for sharing. Sending good energy to Mr Style and family.
My thoughts are really and deeply with all of you………..I lost my father to cancer…….
Sending big hugs and prayers to Mr. Style, you and your family.
Ah, Beth, you’ve got me bawling like a baby. I’ve been through this, and it’s the hardest, the worst. And you’ve seemed so sane and normal, when look what you’ve been going through. I feel so sad learning your news, but I know how strong you are. I’m also sure you’ll be taking care of yourself and your kids with your usual impeccable style. But still.
I am so sorry you’re all having to go through this. I lost my husband last year after a four year battle with lung cancer. I will be holding you and your family in prayer!
So sorry to hear this sad news. You are a beautiful couple. You and your whole family will be in my prayers during this difficult time. Hospice will help him transition smoothly when the time comes. They were a godsend to my Mom and our family. ❤️
Sending prayers for you all.
While I have followed your post for several years this is my first post. I’m so saddened and am sending prayers for strength and comfort for your family.
So sorry for your situation. Many blessings and prayers for you and yours.
I am so, so sorry you are dealing with cancer and losing your husband. I will add you both to my prayers.
Sending prayers for you all.
Oh Beth I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Style illness.
I always have thought he is so dapper!
Prayers and positive thoughts for you and yours.
Sending Love & Hugs,
Sometimes I open your blog post, other times I do not. Today, I am feeling a bit down. The 4th of July is a national holiday, but holds some dark memories, and many “last times for” for me. My mother passed after fighting “effin” cancer three times, over a ten year time frame. I still recall the highs and the lows, and know that is what you are both going through now. So very, very sorry to read of your tribulations, but please know I will certainly add you to my prayers.
Yes we’ve all lost someone to this awful disease. What a difficult time this must be for you and your family. I’m so sorry that you and your husband have to go through this. I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers.
My heart aches after reading your post. I too have lost three loved one to cancer last year. All I know is prayer is such a powerful tool – not just for our loved ones but to help us the survivors to carry us through the rough, dark days and give us hope and courage. My thought and daily prayers are with you, Mr. Styles and your family and may God bless you all.
I am so sorry you are going through this. Cancer is awful, and yes, all of us have lost someone to this horrible disease. You write so beautifully, even about this, and I agree with Mr. Style that you should continue to write. Routine and structure provide a sense of normalcy & control. You will be in my prayers. God bless you and your family.
I discovered your blog a few years ago as I admired your style and Southern charm. To me you are a role model of how to I want to approach my life. When I saw the beautiful of you and your husband smiling at one another, my heart broke for you both and your family. I will keep y’all in my prayers.
i cried while reading your post. While we have never met in person, you and Mr. Style have this tender abiity to connect with your audience and make us feel a part of your lives on a personal leve. I myself endured my own cancer journey in 2007 and then lost my father to this dreaded to disease in 2013. Thank you for sharing your vunerablity with us and the privilege to lift both of you and all of your family in prayer.
I have read your posts for a long time but never posted. So sorry about this cancer diagnosis. You never know what someone else is going thru. Please know many people are sending prayers and support for you all. May your love for each other your and family bring you comfort. 🙏❤️
Hope your journey through this illness is gentle and that you continue to be strong for your husband and family. My prayers will include you all for as long as you need them.
I am so saddened to hear this news. I admire you both for your can-do attitude, that life needs to continue and so you will. I wish you both strength, perseverance, positivity, but most of all LOVE.
My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. I am sure that was one tough piece to write. God bless.
Cliche though it may be, you and Mr. Style are truly in my thoughts and prayers. I feel like you are neighbors and friends.
Prayers for you and your husband. Strength and comfort.
Thanking of you my dear friend and Mr. Style. You are in my prayers every day! xoxo
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Beth, I’m so sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to you and yours. I’ll be praying for you all.
so sorry to hear this…we will all be praying for you ,your husband and family.
I am so sorry you, your husband and your children are going through this terrible challenge. My husband just died from pancreatic cancer in May after his fight. Hospice nurses are angels on earth.
May God hold you all close and may he give you strength for the journey.
Thank you for sharing this post. You have been a role model for style and grace and now will help so many dealing with similar circumstances. I lost both parents to this horrible disease. I pray for a cure soon, but now I pray for you, Mr. Style, your sons and family. You are blessed to share such an enduring love, which I know makes all the more painful. 🙏😘
My heart is so sad to hear this news Beth. I wish you, mr. style and your family the strength to handle this crisis. Even though we have never met, you have touched me in so many ways with your delightful blog. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Adding my prayers for you and yours
I’m so sorry. You are in my prayers
Dear Beth and darling Mr. Style, God bless you and your family, close circle and all your care givers. Thank you for your brave update on this very challenging part of life’s jouney. By sharing our struggles we impart hope that love prevails over all our struggles. . Thank you Mr. Style for being instrumental in inhancing the lives of so many of us out here who have enjoyed your creative and inspriational “productions” and for your support for all us women of a “certain age” 🙂
Sending love,peace and strength
Prayers for you and your family.
My prayers to you and your family. My family went through this a few years ago!
There’s no way to prepare. Love every day!
Beth….how hard it must have been for you to write this. There are two things that have always stood out on your blog: 1. You have a style, grace, and sense of humor that allows people to connect with you and. 2. You have a supportive and loving life partner who you adore and who adores you. Prayer warriors are in the house!
Your very open and honest post offers hope and strength to so many others walking this path. Prayers for you and your family as you navigate ll that this brings to your lives.
It is brave of you to tell of your families sadness, most importantly Mr. Syles battle with a hideous disease.. Peace and Love to you and your family. Sending love and virtual hugs from Charlotte NC.
Thank you for sharing and allowing your “follower” family to lend support. As with many, your story rings all too familiar. Let us all join you in hating cancer. While I survived, my beloved sister did not. Sending light, love and prayers your way.
Thanks for sharing your story and your blog with us. In turn we reflect back to you our hope that you find moments of even more intense love and happiness as you face this challenge together. Being the principal career is a demanding but critical role. Look after yourself.
I am so deeply sorry. My deepest prayers for you and your family.
Courage, Beth. We are all in this alone together. Such sad news is hard to bear and yet we must. What a powerful example you are setting with your honesty and expression of grief.
I had no idea Beth. I want you to know that if you need me to keep anything going for you, do any writing, posting, socializing, whatever…I can and will be there to help you out. We may not know each other IRL but I do feel I know you through your writing and videos. My heart breaks for the all of you. I will pray for Mr. Style and you daily. Lots of love, Shelley
Praying for Mr. Style and you. Much love. Diane
I’ve been an avid reader for a while, but don’t believe I’ve posted previously: of course, you have my prayers. I’m so sorry you and Mr. Style are going through this. 🙏
Hi Beth, my name is Melissa E. I have been an R.N. On a med-surg floor for 22 years. Even though my family is not dealing with a cancer diagnosis at this time, my heart goes out to your family. I love your fashion blog and look at it every morning.I lost my mother as a new bride and mom myself when she was 52 from heart disease. My husband lost his mom in 1952 of mostly likely ovarian cancer at 3 weeks of age. He never new her. Cherish every moment with your family. My thoughts are with you at this time.
Thank you for sharing this very personal for you and Mr. Style. My heart breaks for you both as you seem like such a loving couple. I will keep you both and your family in my prayers.
I’m so sorry you are going through this. My husband went through cancer twice and thankfully got past them both. Though gone it’s ugly memory still lurks in the shadows. I too hate cancer. You and your family are in my prayers.
I have been following you for quite sometime now enjoying all your post on recipes, fashion, travels and all that. Today’s post made me cry, a lot! I lost my dad 13 years ago of bone marrow cancer that’s why I hate cancer!
Please know that there are so many of us thinking of you and your family. Sending you lotsa love and prayers. God Bless you. (((HUGS))).
My husband too is battling cancer…started with non hodgkin lymphoma and then oncologist found a pancreas tumor…so we have been fighting also for a year and a half. My prayers go to you, your husband and your sons. I feel the same as you, uncontrollable tears some days and great strength other days. Emotional exhaustion every day. Blessings and continued strength. And please, take care of your family and yourself first! We will all be here for you in the coming days.
Dearest Beth, I have been a follower of yours for about a year now. It was such a shock to read today’s post. As you said, many of us have been afflicted with the same news, either personally or through a loved one. I am no exception. In 2014, through the grace of God, it was discovered through emergency surgery for something unrelated, that I too, had a tumor on a kidney. I don’t know how you or your dear husband, who we’ve all come to love as much as you, will receive this, BUT I want to throw it out there:
When I was diagnosed, I immediately dug into alternative healing and became relentless in my search for anything that might help. My first discovery was Joanna Budwig, a chemist & doctor from Germany who has been deceased for a while now, BUT her treatment and documented cures of cancer live on. Check out the Budwig Diet. The mainstay and “medicine” as she calls it, beside going clean from all surgars and processed foods, is taking frequent servings of flax seed oil mixed with quark cheese (cottage cheese). There is a wealth of information on the Budwig websites.
I coupled her protocol with naturalpathics, became as alkaline as I could and stopped all sugars. I felt so good at 56 and better than any other time in my life. My mental and physical condition was so greatly improved in many ways. My attitude was that this “demon” was not going to get me without one hell of a fight.
There is also another Dr. now deceased, but his protocols live on as well – called The Gerson Way.
I drank a lot of juices and ate as clean as I could to achieve an alkaline and sugar free environment so that cancer could not survive. It needs sugar and an acidic environment to proliferate. I hope some of this helps.
My prayers and love to all of you! God Bless you and Mr. Style, Christine Illius, Ohio
I am firmly convinced that cancer feeds off sugar and should be avoided.
Praying for you and your brave loving husband. May you have many moments of joy and love and celebrate each day of life. Thank you for sharing your story. You are not alone!
Beth, I’m so saddened to hear your story. Your story brought tears and also led me to pray for you and your family. I’ll be praying for your strength and peace as you support your husband and praying for his comfort, as well. Bless you for sharing your journey. I’m sure it will be a source of support for many! God bless you!
This stopped me in my tracks, as I am a cancer survivor and my best friend’s husband is fighting glioblastoma so I get it on every level. Thank God for Hospice, they are truly angels walking on this earth. Please take care of yourself as well as Mr. Style. Know that all of us are praying for you both and the children.
Beth, I truly understand what you are going through. My prayers are for you and your children as well as the rest of those who love mr. style. Your wonderful memories will definitely give you comfort.
I am so very sorry you are going through that! Our family has dealt with our own struggles and devastation as well. I am glad you shared this so now I can join the number of your Prayer Warriors. May you and your family feel the peace, comfort and love that comes with those prayers.
So sorry for what you are going thru and so nice of you to give us that update!! Prayers for you both!!!
I echo your sentiments about cancer….I HATE it too!!! I lost my dad over 20 years ago and my brother in 2015 to this devastating disease. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers.
So said to hear of Mr Styles illness. I also hate the ‘C’ word. Lost my dad to it and now my mother is dealing with it. I pray for comfort for you and your family.
I am so very sorry to hear of your struggles. My husband has prostate cancer. The diagnosis makes the whole family reevaluate priorities and value even more the time you have together. My sympathies to you all, you are such a strength and comfort to your husband and boys and are handling this time with a great deal of courage. Sending you love and prayers.
There are no words that can express the sadness. I am so sorry you are going through this difficult process. Your courage and attitude are an inspiration. Know that you and Mr. Style have the support from so many people. I will keep you and your family in my heart.
Hold tightly to God’s hand and He will never leave your side. You, Mr. Style and your son’s will remain in our thoughts and prayers.
My thoughts and my prayers are with you, the wonderful Mr. Style, and your children.
I am so, so sorry you, Mr. Style & your family are experiencing this trial. I walked in the same shoes 12 years ago. Know my thoughts & prayers are with all of you. The love & support of family & friends will carry each of you through this sad time. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
So very sorry to read this post. I lost my Dad to cancer when I was 23, and my grandmother when I was 29. I am a 30 year survivor–(all different cancers)—you just never know. There are so many negatives—each day I pray you can find and focus on the positives, and treasure your time. It sounds as if you are doing both—kudos to you as you continue. You are truly an inspiration .
Please know that your readers are sending good thoughts and prayers your way. Cancer has hit my family too and you’re right, it seems to be everywhere leaving no family untouched. We had hospice care for my mother and I can’t say enough for the dedicated women and men who bring dignity and comfort during this difficult time.
What a classy couple with strength and faith, we all have story of cancer effecting our love ones young and old. I hope we can stamp it out in our future for all mankind.
I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers during this very challenging time. May God watch over Mr. Dijali, you, and your family.
Love and prayers for you both. I lost my husband 18 years ago to mesothelioma so I know how it feels to see a loved one decline. My faith got me through many difficult days so that I could be upbeat for him and encouraging. Be strong for him, he really needs you. God bless you both!
I cannot express how sorry I am. Your blog is my favorite. Mr. Style is so dashing! Take care of yourself and your wonderful, brave husband. Prayers are being lifted for him, you and your family.
I recently lost my husband of 37 years. Somedays I am doing well and other days I don’t know what to do with myself however your touching reminder helped me, mr. style was adamant that. it’s the normalcy of life that pulls you through the pain. That is very wise and true. Thank you for that.
I am so sorry to hear this. Sending love and prayers to all of you.
This blog will never be the same,nor should it be. Beth opened her heart and women of “a certain age” have formed a safety net around her ,her loving husband, her boys and Oskar too. No one gets to this age without experiencing life in all its dimensions of love and loss as legions have outlined here. There is beauty of a different kind, in tired eyes, laugh lines, sagging arms that held new grand babies and cradled loved ones in hospice. There is beauty in the shared humanity that has been demonstrated here.
Dear Beth & Mr Style
So saddened to hear of this news, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Oh Beth, I am so sorry to hear about Mr Style. I will certainly keep Mr Style and your entire family in my prayers. You are full of grace my friend and such a role model for so many.
You have become like a good friend through your blog posts so I am vey sad to hear this news that cancer is in your and *mr. style’s* lives. I am sorry this is happening to all of you, just do the best you can when you can. Otherwise, take a nap. (A nap always helps). Peace be with you and yours.
Dear Beth, I am so sorry to hear about your lovely husbands struggle. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. I love your blog and your warm approach. God bless.
Beth, thank you for sharing during this vulnerable and emotional journey. I’ve been there, although with diabetes instead of cancer. They both stink. I will be praying for you and your family.
Oh Beth, I’m so sorry to hear this. Thank you for sharing and be comforted and strengthened by knowing you and Mr Style are being lifted in prayer. Hugs to you both.
My heart goes out to your and your family. Cancer is so hard. I’m sure you know that all of us are giving your family lots of hugs to get through this.
Tears and prayers for you and your family as you continue to take care of each other and find joy in each day..
Such a classy and beautifully written post and I imagine one of the tougher things you have had to write about. Prayers coming your way in caring.
OMG! I read your blog thru tears and I am praying for you and your Mister. God is and will always be in control. God has you and your family in the palm of His hand and embedded deep in His heart. May the joy of the Lord be your strength during this trying time and may the God of us all comfort and guide you and your family thru this storm. Prayers going up! Peace, joy, blessings and grace to you and your family.
P.S. I HATE CANCER TOO!
Cancer, I hate it, hate it, and hate it! May you feel the arms of God and all his living things, embrace you, your family and friends. Thank you for sharing.
Dear Beth and Mr Style,
I am so very sorry to hear this news. I will keep you in my prayers and pray for a miracle healing from God Almighty.
Love your blog and your awesome sense of style.
God bless you and your family.
Cancer sucks! From family members to friends to even a beloved dog we just can’t escape it! I’m so sorry it’s rearing it’s ugly head in your home. I thank you for sharing this news with us so we can keep you, Mr. Style, your family and your care givers in our prayers.
So sorry to hear this. I am a 23 year cancer survivor who has lost my Mother to melanoma and a brother to multiple myeloma. I think if I were in Mr. Style’s situation, I would enroll in a liver cancer study if they would have him at his stage. My husband suggested this to a friend with pancreatic cancer who had been given 2 weeks and he’s a 5 year survivor. His study drug went to the stock market and he got to ring the opening bell. You never know. Lifting you all up in prayer.
I am heartbroken to read about mr. style! Sending my love & prayers to you and your wonderful family. Will pray for you daily
Prayers to you and your family Beth, I can relate….
Beth: I have followed you for several years but never added a comment. I cannot tell you how much you have brightened my days especially over the last year as we faced a similar situation. Treatment was tough on my husband and eventually failed. He is now in a clinical trial, a decision that was not easy due to the 600 mile round trip every two weeks and knowing it would at best buy us just a few months. Your positive outlook devotion and love is inspirational and I wish you strength as you face the future. Praying for you both and your family.
I’m so sorry to read this and I hate cancer too! I lost my dad to cancer 15 years ago and 4.5 years ago my husband was diagnosed with a rare cancer at age 51. He takes a daily oral chemotherapy drug which has kept him alive, but there are side effects. He took an early retirement and is focusing on maintaining his health and working on his newfound passion of Woodworking.
Praying for you, your husband and your family during this awful ordeal. I’ve been a hospice volunteer for years and I can’t say enough about the hospice approach to end of life care.
You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I wish all of you
strength and courage.
Beth, while we have never met in person, you have been so generous in sharing your life, that I feel I know you and your family. I am simply devastated by this news, and have added your sweet husband to my prayer list. Mr. Style is one of my heroes for his attitude towards his cancer. God bless you all.
Sending prayers up for you and your family and love and hugs your way!
My heart goes out to you. Thank you for having the courage to post this.
I am so sorry to hear of this news. My prayers are with you, Mr. Style and your family. Stay strong!
Dear Beth- I, too, am saddened to hear this news. I am truly sorry. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Dearest Beth, What a hard task it had to be to put all of that in writing. Know you are both well loved and thought of. Our deepest blessings are with you and your entire family as you go thru this hard time. Gods richest blessings dearest Beth.
I am so sorry to hear this. Sending hugs and positive thoughts to all of you.
Beth, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I’ve lost my mother and father-in-law to cancer, as well as dear friends, helping them through their diseases. Hospice care is wonderful. May you find courage within, love of those surrounding you, give you strength. Sending Mr. Style positive energy and prayers.
Beth so sorry to hear about your husband. Yes cancer is an awful disease. Last summer my 39 year old son was diagnosed with colon cancer. He had to have a portion of his colon removed and went through the chemo treatments. As of today he is cancer free. We are very thankful. But it still weighs heavily on my mind. Will it return?? I’ll pray for you and your husband and family at this time for strength to get through this.
My heart breaks for you, right from the start I loved the love story of you and Mr. Style. I lost my love of twenty years last year. so yes I know the price of each tear lost. lost him more than ever before. He chose to bravely face this …but not alone. thanking god for the helping hand Mr. Style will have.
You have lots and lots of messages from people. You are so loved! May that bring you some peace. I know your grief has clenched your heart and strangled your throat. We just lost a beloved member of our family so I know exactly what you are feeling. Find comfort in your family and your friends and may God carry you through this journey. Barbara Fink
Oh Beth, I am so sorry to hear your sad news. I will most definitely pray for your family. May God bless you all.
I can only imagine how difficult this was for you to write about. It’s one thing to share with family but another to share with strangers. Although I think we are all family. 😊 Our family has been touched by this awful disease both in the past and some currently fighting the disease. But through it all God has been faithful and though healing hasn’t always been the answer we got, His grace and comfort and strength were and are overwhelming. I’ll be praying for Mr Style and you and your family. ❤️🙏🏻
So sorry to hear this, Beth. My heart aches for you, Mr. Style & your family. I lost my mom to cancer many years ago so I share your hatred of the disease. Hospice was a God send for us. I called them are angels on earth. My prayers will be with all of you at this difficult time.
Dear Beth, Firstly, I found your blog a year ago and very quickly fell in love with your wonderful look on life and fashion… I have bought many pieces because of you. No one would ever know what you were dealing with in your personal life. I am a breast cancer survivor and I have also lost dear family members and friends from this horrible disease! There are no words, other than I know every single one of your followers are going to be sending so much love and care to you and your lovely family right now. Stay as strong as you can and smile your beautiful smile as much as you… sending so much love to you xxxxx
Beth, my heart is breaking for Mr. Style and you and your boys. Cancer is one of the ugliest words in my vocabulary. My sister passed away 4 years ago from this dreadful disease. It was horrible. I just don’t know why people have to go through something like this. Like Mr. Style, my sister suffered through this with strength and dignity. She was and still is my hero. I miss her terribly. I will pray for peace, understanding and comfort for you and your family.
Adding my prayers for strength, courage, and peace as you and Mr Style face this challenge together.
My heart breaks and aches for you both. God bless you in your strength, your love, your courage, and your faith. Prayers will continue to be sent.
I haven’t replied before, but enjoy your posts so much! You keep me informed on current trends as well as timeless classics.
Is.41:18 gives us comfort in times like these “So do not fear; I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God, I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
I have just recently found your site. I am so very sorry to learn of your current situation. I am an oncology nurse for 20+ years, my husband, a physician, is a survivor of metastatic colon cancer, and our oldest daughter has just been diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. I, too, hate, abhor, and despise cancer in all it’s wicked forms. My heart goes out to you and Mr. Style, along with your children. Cancer is truly a family disease. I am very glad you are taking advantage of all that hospice can bring to your journey. Treasure every moment, relive every memory together, say all the things, cuddle every night, and know every second that a great and glorious God is with you. I will pray for you all. Thank you for trusting us by sharing this most personal and painful time.
Beth, I am so very sorry to hear about Mr. Style’s diagnosis. I too hate cancer after losing my mother and many friends to this relentless disease. A support system is critical for those watching a loved one battle an illness – we are all here for you and I’m glad you feel comfortable sharing this.
Keeping you, Mr. Style and the rest of your family in my prayers.
Beth, carry on friend! Thank you for sharing and know that Bill and I will be praying for you’re sweet family. xo Peggy
Praying for you, Mr. Style, and your sons. Your love will see you through this.
Oh Beth, I’m so very sorry to hear this news. Please google the truth about Cancer and learn about treating cancer with cannabis, they are having absolutely wonderful results, even after the doctors have said they can do no more for a patient they have had tremendous success with the cannabis. Find a doctor that knows how to prescribe it and you will be amazed at the results. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Beth, reading this post from afar- New Zealand- but feeling very close as I too have been married to one of the ‘good guys’ for 35 years , and we too received a diagnosis of cancer late last year. He has myeloma, non curable but hopefully treatable. Like Mr Style, his bravery overwhelms me, and like you, I’m a work in progress. I will be thinking of you both and hoping for many more happy times together.
Dear Beth, I am so very sorry for this bad news for you and your family. I admire the grace and courage ❤️ you and your husband are choosing to live with against this formidable opponent hated cancer! I will keep you all in my prayers. Love your blog and your sharing of so much with us. Love and healing to you and Mr. Style.
So sorry to hear of your husband’s illness. I hope that you find strength and comfort from all of your followers who are pulling for you and your family at this time. Praying for you during this journey.
Best, Mary Eicher
Dear Mr. Style, Beth and your boys, you are all in my heart and prayers. I am a breast cancer survivor myself, but every day is a gift that I am still here living on this earth. None of us owns tomorrow. Keep bringing us your lovely fashion/tips which I so look forward to every time you post. And in return you can all be sure I will be praying for you here in Stamford, Connecticut!
It is with tears in my eyes that I read your post. I feel like I know you you through your blog and am saddened by what you are going through. You and your family will be in my prayers.
Hi Beth, Oh my goodness, I was reduced to tears whilst reading your post, I’m so sorry Mr Style and yourself are going through this. My husband Graham and I have been married for exactly the same length of time and I can only imagine how you are feeling. Our thoughts are with you, and I think myself and everyone you follows you wish they could give you a hug right now. Xoxo Julie and Graham from England
So sorry Beth to hear this news. I lost someone very close to me with lung cancer. It’s a terrible disease. Me. Style, you and your family will be in my prayers.
Thank you for writing such a beautiful and courageous piece, so full of grace and dignity. My heart goes out to you and your family.
Beth I am so sorry to read about your husband – know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Praying for Mr. Style, your family, and you, Beth for healing , comfort, and strength!
Oh what a heavy heart I have for you and Mr. Style. I HATE cancer as well. It stole my parents from me…my mother at only 78 yrs young…..thirty years ago!!! I think you both are handling it in the most healthy, positive way imaginable and you have ALL of my prayer’s and love! ❤️❤️ Don’t let Satan rob you of all the joyous years you’ve had together. God is greater than that and He will carry you through this.
Beth, I am so sorry to hear this news. I have enjoyed your blog so much since I started following it about a year ago. I appreciate you sharing your fun and creative fashion journey and am just so sorry this sad event has come into your life. I am sending virtual hugs and comforting thoughts to you, Mr. Style and your whole family.
Thank you for your bravery to share with us. You add happiness to my life daily with your posts. I pray for your happiness and that of your family.
I am so sorry to hear this devastating news, Beth! My prayers will be for comfort for mr. style, peace for you and your family, and the celebrating of the life of what sounds like a wonderful man, husband, and father! God be with you all! Becky
My heart goes out to Mr. Style, you and your boys. I have lost many friends to this horrible disease. My thoughts and prayers are with all of your during this most difficult time.
Beth, I am so sorry. My prayers are with you and your family.
Beth, I am so sorry to hear this news. You are all in my prayers.
Dear Beth & Mr Style and Family –
No words can fully express how sad, concerned, and hopeful I am for your family. Sending you prayers for comfort, love and healing. You are not alone.
Thank you so much for sharing, I admire both you and your husbands style and grace. You both and your family are in my heart and prayers.
Praying for all of you. I feel as though I know your family by reading the blog. Take care of yourself . My heart is so heavy for all of you.
Beth, I was looking through Pinterest last night and seeing so many wonderful looks from you for those of us of a certain age. Every time I go to Athens I look for you.
I’m so very sorry about this dreadful news you shared with your followers today. My hubby of 57 years has for now overcome the cancer scare but lives daily with the aftermath of it contending with stoma, ostomy, colostomy equipment, irrigations etc for the past 12 years but we are so fortunate and thankful for these years we did not think we would have to enjoy. We are older now and keenly aware of time left on earth so we count every day as a real blessing,
I adore you and Mr Styles! The both of you are on my mind and in my heart and prayers. May our Lord give you strength and draw you closer to Him and to each other!
I pray that you and your family will have an inner peace each day of this journey. Take care.
I am sending you lots if prayers for comfort and healing. We have had several members of our fsmily pass from cancer and the most recent brain cancer. It is a horrible disease no matter where it is. I pray that God comforts you all in his loving arms.
Dear Beth , I am sharing tears with you as I can understand the pain and sadness that you are going through …
My husband passed away on May 20th . Diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Colon Cancer the Tuesday after Easter . He became acutely ill on May 7th , hospitalized for 2 weeks and passed away . He was never well enough to receive the scheduled Chemotherapy .
There are no words to ease your suffering . Prayers and support from family and friends offer temporary consolation , but you will have difficult moments .
My life has changed , my life is different . How can it not be when one is married for nearly 45 years ?
My warmest thoughts and prayers to you , your husband and your family . I will be thinking of you …
And yes … this disease is horrific … and we never know when it can suddenly affect our loved ones .
You, your husband, and your entire family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Sending hugs and prayers Beth xoxo
A quote from Sark…
The circles of women around us
Weave invisible nets of love that
Carry us when we’re weak and
Sing to us when we are strong
……..Breathe it in
Beth…sending prayers up for your family. My mother-in-law just passed from liver cancer and her funeral was July 3rd. I know the difficult journey. Please know you are not alone. Blessings…
I so enjoy following your blog posts on a weekly basis. Your grace, style, creativity, and wisdom shine through. I will be in daily earnest prayer for your husband and for you. God bless you both!
My love and prayers to you and your family. Cancer is awful. I lost my beloved sister 3 months ago she suffered from a brain cancer for almost three years. God bless you and your family.
So sorry to hear about your husband’s illness. Cancer robs all of us of loved ones. I hate Cancer, too.
A very brave and eloquent post that must have been unimaginable to write. God bless you both.
So very sorry for ur sad news. I will keep u both in my prayers and may God give u the strength and courage u need for this journey.
You’re in my thoughts and prayers! Words can’t express my sorrow for you and your family! I hope you can feel the love we’re sending you all!
I am so sorry to hear this! My thoughts and prayers are with you in these trying times – I understand what you are going through.
My heart aches for you. Yes we all do hate cancer and everything else that takes loved ones from us too soon. I wishing peace and healing for you and your family. You and Mr. Style are so loved.
God bless both you and your family today and in the days ahead as you make this journey together. You seem very self reliant but give others a gift and let them step in to help. Peace
I will keep you, your dear husband and family in my prayers.
I am so sorry you are walking through such a time as this. I have been a follower of your blog for several years and have enjoyed your posts and small glimpses in to your marriage and family. It has been obvious how much love and fun you share in your life. Many prayers for you as you walk through these next steps.
Beth, I hope you and your family feel some strength and comfort from all the beautiful comments your blog friends have posted. You are loved! We will support you the best we can from afar as you go through this challenging journey. Thank you for thinking enough of us to share your pain and sorrow. My best to you, Mr. Style, and your kids – Jody
I’m so sorry you and Mr. Style are facing this challenge. My family has also been touch by cancer and it’s heartbreaking. Please find peace in the number of people who respect you and want to help during this time. Prayers for you and your family
I’m so sorry. I think any of us baby boomers have yet to be untouched by some sort of cancer. Just sitting here I can tick off four of my friends in different stages. I admire you for sharing your trials and letting us help with our prayers. I will look forward to your blog even more now and praying for peace for you and your family.
Lifting you, your husband, and your family in prayer.
I am so very sorry your husband must suffer from this terrible disease. Hospice is amazing and I hope & pray they can keep his symptoms and pain managed. Prayers for you and your family.
Beth…I feel like there aren’t adequate words…but know that I am sending prayers to you and your family. I feel like we are friends even though we’ve never met. Prayers, prayers and more prayers for everyone.
My prayers are with you and your family. My God give you strength and support.
Such a brave post. It shows much vulnerability. I have admired Mr Style’s photography on your blog. He has an eye for beauty and the love shows through. This news was a shock and makes me sad. My heart feels heavy for you and your family. I especially enjoy your posts that give me a glimpse of your family life. I am your age, and my husband is Mr Style’s age, and we have two sons about the age of yours. I feel like we would be friends and hang out if we lived in the same neighborhood. I live in Iowa, so we have that Midwest connection, too. Love, hugs, prayers, and more love to you and Mr Style.
Upon reading this, I have tears in my eyes and my heart is heavy. Although I have never personally met you and Mr. Style, I have so admired the loving way you speak about your marriage and your husband. I am so happy your three sons are visiting their dad often; they are probably the best medicine for him (and you too).
You won’t have to dig too deep to find strength and courage – two of your many amazing traits that Mr. Style fell in love with and is very grateful for.
Oh Beth. I am so very sorry. I feel such fondness for you both through this blog, and this just breaks my heart for you all. Thank you for sharing your heart with us…you all are in my prayers…
Love and God’s peace…
My heart goes out to you and your family! Yes CANCER SUCKS, I have lost too many people that I truly loved including two best friends, which makes you not want to get close to anyone because the pain of loosing them hurts. I will pray for you, Mr. Style, and your family that God will heal him firstly and that God will comfort you all.
Of course I feel like I know you😊. I am SO so sorry
I am so glad that you posted this, so that you will both be in my prayers. The pictures are inspiring (and beautiful)
With much love & many prayers,
Oh Beth, I’m so sorry. You are handling this with such grace and dignity. Cancer f***ing sucks. I hate it too.
Beth I am so sorry that you all are going through this. It makes me cry. I hate cancer also. We have all lost someone to it. Such a horrible disease. Praying for you all.
I am very saddened to be reading about your husband. Please know I will be lifting him, you, and all your family up in my prayers for peace and comfort from our Heavenly Father. I know you will seek His face each day and love your husband as long as you can. I wish I didn’t know what you’re going through, but my wonderful husband lost his battle with colon cancer 9 yrs ago…we were so blessed with 44 yrs together. Beth…stay strong and may you continue to be a joy and inspiration to all of us!
Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. My husband is a cancer survivor-having survived Leukemia. I lost my father to brain cancer 10 months ago and was just posting fundraising updates for our Relay For Life team with his story. I am the team captain and am walking in his memory. I walk to raise funds so, hopefully, nobody will have to go through this in the future. Peace be with you through this journey…
Beth,I’m so very sorry to read this about your husband. My first husband died at 51 after a liver transplant. He has a liver disease, but cancer also developed. We were given the “gift”of a year to get out “stuff” in order, hold hands, enjoy friends…all those little things we all hold dear. After he died, I remember thinking I’d never get through an hour or day, let alone years, but here I am over twenty years later. I really remember friends who helped, every small kindness they shared and I treasures them and still do. Time is never long enough to be with those we love, but that’s for heaven is for..I will pray for you and your family every day and pray God’s peace surrounds you all
Dear Beth, Sorry to hear your bad news.Cancer is very difficult to face.I will be sending you strength and will be praying.
So saddened to read your news, will keep you in my thoughts and prayers, with love xx
I’ve noticed a sadness in your eyes but never thought about illness being the cause. I thought perhaps you have been working too hard. You have my prayers, my genuine concern, and my compassion because I have seen what cancer does to all concerned. Please know that Mr. Style has the admiration, thoughts, and prayers of hundreds of your admirers.
I am so sorry to read this sad news. Our family has experienced the same sadness with the diagnosis and subsequent death of our beloved daughter in law at the age of 47 leaving our 9 year old grandson motherless. Rely on your faith and family. My prayers are for strength for all. Blessings from 🇨🇦
Beth, you and your husband are in my prayers. May you know God’s peace and presence. Your loving marriage is an inspiration to me!
So very sorry. I hope you receive comfort from the many who are here to share this journey with you. Prayers always.
Beth, I am praying for your husband and your family. I can’t imagine what you are going thru. Sending my love and prayers.
I have been following your blog, but never comment. I am so sorry about your husband and for you and your children too. You will all be in my prayers. Stay strong.
Beth, so sorry to hear your sad news. In 2015 I lost my husband of 50 years to small bowel cancer that had spread to his liver before being diagnosed. The chemo he underwent for most of 2014 was very hard on him and took away his quality of life. God’s blessings and strength to you, Mr. Style and your family as you travel this road.
Beth, I am so very sorry to hear the news about Mr. Style. I lost my husband in 2017 and I know how hard the days can be. I will pray for you and your husband. May you both find peace in the days ahead.
I will keep you and your family in my prayers. My heart breaks for you.
Cancer stinks! I know first-hand with my loved ones. My prayers are with you and your family.
So sorry to hear this sad news…I certainly will keep your husband, you and your family in my prayers….Sending all my love! My husband is currently undergoing immunotherapy treatments for bladder cancer…so I’m right there with you that cancer sucks.
I am so sorry to hear about Mr Style’s cancer diagnosis. My own father had Liver cancer. Hospice was a true blessing for our family. I truly understand your “I Hate Cancer” mantra. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Mr Style has a great attitude regarding living and loving life. Stay strong.
My heart dropped when I read the first sentences – I am so sorry, Beth – you and your family will be in my prayers. Thank you for sharing with those of us who have come to care for you and your family.
Beth, my heart aches for you and your family. You are so right about how cancer has touched so many of us, our families and friends lives–and the devastating impact that it leaves. Hugs and love to you as you walk down this path with Mr. Style. And may it help to ease the pain in knowing that there are many of us sending love to you and yours.
Thank you for having the ‘gumption’ to share this! We too have family members both young and not so young who have been impacted by this terrible, terrible disease. I hope that your family’s time together in the coming days are filled with treasuring new and old memories.
I hate cancer!!
I was astounded as I read your blog. How could you have carried on for your readers while you and your family are dealing with such a horror? Such strength will stand you in good stead as you, your husband and your children face the future together. I read all the previous comments. I hope you can really feel the love and support your readers have for you and your family.
My heart breaks for you, your family, and your beloved Mr. Style. May God wrap you all in His arms and send you the peace that passes all understanding. With love, compassion, and an enormous amount of admiration- Elizabeth
Beth, So very sorry to hear this! I hate cancer, too. Pancreatic cancer took both my parents – Dad in 2001 and Mom in 2006. I would so like to see some cures for liver and pancreatic cancers, which don’t seem to get as much attention as some others do! I can’t say enough good things about Hospice – we had them for both my parents and they were with us all the way! I feel your pain and will be praying for you, Mr. Style and the rest of the family.
Our prayers go out to Mr. Style, you & your family. Our youngest child was diagnosed earlier this year so we are familiar with what you are experiencing. Oh how I hate cancer but I keep praying for a cure for all who have this horrible diagnosis.
You have thousands of friends you have never met. Each of us love you and Mr. Style. I am praying for all of you and sending you much love.
So sorry to read this news. It is brave of you to put it out in the world. May the love and good wishes flowing back to you warm your heart and boost you up when you need a little extra 🤗. Why does life have to be so damn hard? So many things make no sense, and this would be one of them.
I hate cancer too! My prayers are with you and your family. Cherish all of your time together and make wonderful memories to hold in your heart forever💕
Thanks for sharing this terrible news. May de Lord give you both the spiritual strenghts that only He can give. Don t forget that the Lord is our doctor of excellence. My prayers are with you and your family.
Greatest number of comments I’ve seen for one of your daily postings and I’d say the take-away is fashion may be fun but family and friends are what really matters. Your message certainly struck a chord with many of us . Prayers for your family as you share this journey. Please know how much joy you and Mr. Style together have brought to so many of us loyal readers.
So sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.❤️
I’m over 17 years out from my breast cancer diagnosis. At the time, I looked at it as a long distance marathon. At times there were speed bumps in the road. At other times, it was like a high hurdle race. My family and friends were there for me, supported me, but also respected my treatment choices, just like your family is doing with Mr. Style. Years later, I think about what my family and friends felt–they were always strong for me. Make your memories and smile. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Beth so sorry for such sad news about Mr Style. I too hate cancer it has taken numerous family and friends from me. Your post was so beautifully written I share your pain and pray for Mr Style, you and your family.
Beth, I’m so sorry to hear of your husband’s fight for his life. It’s bringing a flood of memories from my mother’s losing fight to pancreatic cancer 4 years ago. Your husband is right… quality of life is most important. I saw my Mom go through 18 months of ups and downs with different treatments, seeming to beat the cancer, and finally succumbing to it. She was so lively and stylish… so much like you… right up to the end!!
Please know you’re whole family is in my prayers, and I while I pray Mr. style will be cured, I will also pray that you both will be able to savor every single minute of time God gives you on this earth together.
Beth, I am so sorry to read that Mr. Style and you are facing this disease. One quickly realizes when reading your blog what a wonderful relationship you two have and how much love you share. I wish your family strength, peace and love during this most difficult time.
Dear Beth gutted to hear your news. I lost my husband of 37 years to colon cancer just before Christmas last year. He too like Mr Style, fought this awful disease with dignity and positivity. I was so proud of him. We had so many plans for our retirement but it wasn’t to be. I never dreamed that I would be a widow at 59. I am very lucky that I have a wonderful family and a close group of friends who have been nothing short of amazing . Take strength from your close ones Beth. They will have your back and lift you when the going gets tough. One day at a time. Thinking of you.
Prayers to you and your family.
I’m so very sorry – I love to read your posts. You have a beautiful family, but I don’t have to tell you that. My heart goes out to you all. I will be praying for all of you.
Beth, thank you for sharing this post. It has to be so difficult, but as usual, you carry yourself with such grace. Mr. Style, you and your family are all in my prayers. May God’s Grace, Mercy and Strength carry all of you through this time.
Beth, I’m so very sorry to hear about your husband’s diagnosis! Your poise, thoughtfulness and dignity in the face of this situation is admirable !! He is very lucky to have you by his side !! Sending all good thoughts, prayers and wishes for you and your family – and, hopefully, you will receive a miracle !
My thoughts are with you . Sadly I completely understand. I lost my husband at 64 to a rare form of sarcoma. Cancer is hateful. It comes out of nowhere and life changes in an instant. Peace and comfort to you.
Beth, My prayers are with you. My brother in law (a catholic priest), was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer in 06, on May 23 had his kidney replaced on June 23, and passed away on July 23. It took this horrible disease three months to take his life. I will pray for you every day, to help give you the strength that you will need.
I usually come to your site and leave with a feeling of joy – the outfits, your pets, the food, the drinks – and your kind words. Today is very different – there is overwhelming sadness. I am truly sorry to hear the unfortunate news about the handsome Mr. Style. Please keep us posted, Beth.
So sorry to hear your sad news. I too hate cancer, it has touched me personally and I came through the otherside. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Mr. Style and your kids.
May God’s love, healing, comfort, strength and peace surround you and your family now and always.
I am so sorry to hear about your husband’s cancer. We lost my father to brain cancer and your description of the pain and heart aches of this disease are so accurate. Prayers and hugs to you and your family.
So may we embrace the words of Winnie the Pooh who says, ” Any Day spent with you is my favorite day!”
Embrace each day!
So sad to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. I admire your courage and dignity. All the best to you and to Mr Style.
I enjoy your blog, Beth and think you and Mr. Style are so cute! I don’t normally comment, but I wanted you and your dear husband to know that I’m remembering your entire family in my prayers! God Bless all of you!
I am so very sorry to hear this sad news. Cancer is awful. May your family find strength and grace and the blessings of a life well lived during this difficult time.
My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family. Cancer took my 31 year old daughter 18 months ago. We somehow must go on each day for our loved ones.
I was so moved by this post. I lost my sister to ALS 2/10/19, hospice and I were there when she left this earth, they are a godsend! While it was not cancer, it was a terminal illness and for 17 months quality of life was the issue for my sister and our whole family. We respected her wishes, and she left this earth on her own terms. My heart is heavy for you and your entire family, I know that “sadness in the eyes of love ones” you write about. I can only say that we had the gift of time to say anything to my sister, nothing had to be left unsaid unless we wanted it so. Thank you for sharing this with us. I will keep your family in my heart and prayers.
I am so very sorry to hear your sad news. Peace, comfort and many prayers for you, Mr. Style and your family.
Oh my, I am so saddened to hear this. Hope every day with your husband is the best it can be. Cherish your tame together. Hospice care is wonderful and accept all the help they are offering. Thinking of you and your family.
Strength and peace to each of you.
My heart breaks for you. And my prayer list gets longer & longer – rest assured you both are now on it. My neighbor and her husband were added to it last night when she told me that in addition to her daughter, her husband has now been diagnosed with cancer. I know you bless your husband every day, Beth, with your courage and your love. My prayers and blessings go out to you both.
I am so sorry to hear about your husband’s cancer diagnosis. Cancer is mean and it does suck! I will be praying for your husband, you and your family.
I am at a loss on what to say. You are blessed with wonderful love and a beautiful marriage. My prayers are with you. I am sorry.
Oh Beth, I am so sorry to hear that. You are very brave to share this with us and walk through it with your husband. Prayers, good karma and good wishes your way!
From the UK I have been reading your blog & trying to emulate your style, poise & class for the past 2 years.
How I have admired your blogs & passion for women of ‘ a certain age’ and your US lifestyle.
But having just read your post I am truly in awe of your poise and sheer class – hell girl bring it on -the big ‘C’ is a fearsome foe….
Sending my love, thoughts and prayers to you & Mr Style and of course your boys.
I have never met you but I know something of you – thankyou for sharing all you do and something of Mr Style –
With love Catherine B
Beth, I am so sorry to hear this . I just went through this and I know how you are feeling. I lost my husband to cancer just before Christmas. We were married for 52 years. I was able to take care of him myself until the last week. Then We had hospice come to check on him. I thank God every day that I could do this for him. He would have done the same for me. He was only given weeks to live when we found out. He had no symptoms until I thought he had a small stroke. What a shock we lived a very active life. He lived for six months. My heart goes out to you. God bless you and your family.
Beth, I am so, so sorry you and Mr. Style must go through this difficult time. Your strength and love will move the clouds and let the sun shine through for you, Mr. Style, and your family. Every beginning has its ending and every ending has a beginning. My prayers will be for all of you. Thank you for sharing with us.
Oh dear. I am so sorry to read this news. If good wishes and thoughts could do the trick, cancer would be gone. Unfortunately it’s not the case. I hate when I hear about someone so vibrant being kicked in the gut with this disease. You’re not the only one who hates cancer Beth. Take care of both of you.
all my best wishes for Mr. Style and your family. Although I read your wonderful blog every single day, I would suggest to take a break here, when you need it, and use the precious time for him. You are loved in Germany too and I will pray for you.
Beth, I lost my MIL to metastatic distal cholangiocarcinoma in April. There are no words truly adequate to reply to your eloquent and noble post. I am praying for you, Mr. Style, and your family.
I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Tears in my eyes as I wrote this. May God be with you.
My heart aches for you, cancer is evil and heartbreaking. Mr. Style , you and your children will be in my prayers.
So eloquent, and beautiful, your post! I just lost my father to cancer in March. Our dx to his passing was only weeks. Mixed blessings, as you can understand. Lifting you and your family up, up, up! Cherish these times together, get as many ducks in a row as possible regarding your future, and know all of us friendscribers are holding you in our hearts!
Sending positive thoughts and heartfelt prayers to you and your family, Beth.
Sending prayers and love. I am a twice survivor and believe each day is a gift. As my dad would say “Keep you chin up.”
Thinking only good thoughts and keeping you all in my prayers. Wonderful of you to share this to remind us all to cherish every second with those we love. I know you will keep strong but remember to take care of yourself as well you share so much of yourself in your posts.
I echo the statements of all of the warriors that have commented above. Sending you massive hugs, light and prayers. You are a remarkable couple, enjoy each other, and the beautiful love you have together.
Oh, Beth. I just saw this post. I am so sorry for the tribulations that you are Mr. Style are going through with his prognosis and all the medical interventions. This is such a rampant disease in America, right now…with my personal research for years in alternative health, i can’t stop thinking about the GMO seeds that are soaked in pesticides before they are planted and then they are sprayed in the fields and if it is grain, sprayed before market to dry them out. And our water needs water filters and our air needs air filters…God Bless Us All. Hope that we can stay focused on preventing as much toxin in our life and then treating life as a gift and working to enjoy as much as we can. It is so cool that you have a venture, together to make the ends meet and that you have loving boys. God Bless you, Both <3
There are no words to express how badly I feel for you. Prayers of comfort for you and your family
Prayers for you and your family.
I will keep Mr. Style, your children and you in my prayers!! I look forward to reading your blog everyday and always enjoy seeing pics of you and your precious family. God is with you all and lean on his strength.
So sad to read this. You give so much to others and I hope we can give you our love and support through this difficult time.
Hi from England. Thank you for sharing this with us. You and your family are in my thoughts, I hope that there will be quality of life for your husband for a long time to come.
I just started reading your blog a few months ago and always enjoy your humor, style and how you love your husband.
I will be praying for you both.
My heart is breaking for you, your husband, and your family. You are all in my prayers. I hope you have comfort in knowing that you are in the hearts of so many people, people that you don’t even know.
I hope that you be strong enough to face this tough period in your life. I will pray for you and your familye
A devastating disease that takes so much from our loved ones. I am so sorry, Beth, and will certainly keep your family in my prayers. I pray for peace for you and Mr. Style in every decision you make in this journey. You are definitely loved by your fans……
Hello Beth, I am one who doesn’t usually comment on your posts, but nevertheless is always inspired by them. Looking back on your anniversary pictures with Mr. style, it’s not hard to see that the two of you are very close. Please know that I send my prayers for healing to your sweet husband and also prayers of comfort and strength to you and your family as you share this ordeal. God Bless all of you!
Praying for you and your family.
I am so sorry to hear this Beth. I have lost a Mother and husband to cancer. I am s breast cancer survivor. It is not easy to go through it, but you find that you are stronger than you think. Please know we are all sending hugs and prayers to you and your family.
Of course many prayers are being said for your family. I recently lost my husband to that horrid disease so I understand your pain. Our oncologist stressed the importance of being optimistic during chemo and radiation and we followed his advice. Little things became important, listening to special music, talking, talking and more talking about our life together. I have some wonderful memories of that time, we were eager to let each other know how important they were, nothing was left unsaid. I will keep you in my prayers.
Your article touched my heart. Made me stop and really think, and be thankful for my many blessings. You and all your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I truly admire the way you write and are living your life. What an admirable family.
This was so hard to read. Prayers to you and your family.
What sad news…and I’m glad you feel brave enough to share this with all of us.
I lost my husband 3 months ago. No sugarcoating this. And there really are no words that help. But, remember that you will survive what lies ahead……
I am so very sorry.
Thank you for sharing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Dear Beth, I am so sorry to hear your news. Thanks for sharing with all of us! You’ve made all of us part of your family with your posts. So your people are lifting Mr. Style, the kiddos and you up in prayer. Hospice is a blessing and I know they will keep Mr. Style comfortable. Sending prayers and hugs.
Beth, my heart goes out to you, Mr. Style, and your sons. Reading your blogs everyday, I feel you are a friend, indeed. Your grace and now your courage shines forth.
Beth, I am deeply saddened to read your post today. it was beautifully written and it is wonderful that you have shared the sad news with your readers. May God hold you close and give you and your beloved the peace and strength you need.
I am so sorry to hear this news about your charming husband. I will pray for you , your family and Mr. Style. You are such a graceful role model for us all.
My heart took a dip when I read your post. Cancer is a scary word for those affected personally by the dreaded disease. My husband is a five year colon cancer survivor, but I lost both parents to the disease. A positive attitude and support from those dear to you is important for the cancer patient. Your writing tells me Mr. style has both! Prayers for you and your family.
There are no words for a time like this, only prayer. Mr. Style, you and your children will be in my prayers. I lost my father to this disease when I was 27 – hardest and precious time in my life.
I normally do not comment on any post but this one did bring a tear to my eye. This disease is insidious and I have a great deal of respect that Mr. Style is making his own decisions. I have battled twice and one a bit more time. I am not so sure that number three will go in my favor again. Please know that prayers are being sent.
Oh Beth, when we go through difficult situations in life, it feels like time stops for us but goes on for others. I will keep your family in my prayers. Thank you for sharing your personal journey and know that hugs are being sent your way!
There are no adequate words. I am so sorry you both find yourselves in this situation. My thoughts and prayers are with you
What a tribe of people here. So many caring souls. So many with stories such as yours. I hope feeling surrounded by the compassionate intentions of them carries you through
So very very sorry. Prayers going up!
Beth, I am so saddened to hear this news. May the love, positive thoughts and hugs from all of your readers provide strength to you , Mr Style and your family.
Oh, Beth. I don’t know how to convey the heartbreak I fell for you and your wonderful Mr. Style.
Since I first started following your blog, I’ve always been in awe of the life you lead..and not a little jealous of yur lifestyle and the wonderful marriage you seem to have. And of course, your handsome husband!
How little we know about each others’ lives. And the heartache behind the smiles.
I am so very, very sorry to read this post. Please know that I’m joining countless others who know you in praying for peace and comfort for you and your husband, and for your family.
Sending love and hugs.
Praying for your family ❤️
I hope you are comforted by all these people whose heart is burdened, for you and your family, at this difficult time. I’m grieving for losing a brother in May with lung cancer. I have admired your strength and creativity on the blog, and I pray God will continue to give you strength, and comfort for Mr. Style. #Ihatecancertoo
You are such a beautiful couple, I see the love. I a 24 year ovarian cancer survivor who has lost too many family members and friends to cancer these past years. It is heartbreaking. I pray for you all.
What crap. I will lift you up with my prayers and keep you in my thoughts. You are right — no one is immune, and all you have going through the crappy times in life is the support of friends and faith. So glad you are a strong independent gal, but allow all the hundreds of comments here to surround you with this feeling that you are NOT in this alone. Let your hubs read these comments and savor the strength and support they offer. Sending a hug~
So very sad for you and your family. May you see and feel the love, hope, faith, and compassion surrounding you all each and every day……💗
It is a long and lonely walk through this evil called cancer. Been there myself and with family members. The pain is so deep, so devastating. I am truly sorry for you and your family. Enjoy loving Mr. Style’s days on earth and then the memories of all that was wonderful when you had him by your side.
So very sorry to hear this. Having been thru it myself twice I know how you feel…but better me than one of my children or grandchildren…
Keeping you in prayer….
Oh Beth, my heart aches after reading your post. Even though appreciate your honesty and transparency in this post, I can only imagine how difficult and heartbreaking it must be to share your life with us with such a tender topic. Thank you for your honesty so that we know how to pray and please know that I will be focusing my prayers on Mr. Style’s health and healing and on strength and comfort for you!!! I will be praying and believing for a healing touch from The Lord and a complete restoration of his health and body.
Sending prayers, thoughts, and hugs to you, Mr Style and your family at this incredibly difficult time. It takes grace to live in these awful times and I pray for an abundance of grace and peace for all of you. 💕
I too hate cancer! My firefighter husband of 43 years struggled with kidney stones all last year. Had a spot on his kidney, that 2 biopsies that revealed “inconclusive” then l that was benign. Then in April, he went to ER with”kidney stones”, only to be told he has Stage 4 Kidney cancer. Has done a round of immuno therapy, radiation and bone shots……the cancer has grown and spread to his lungs. He is doing a last stand chemo pill for 6 weeks. Then we will decide our next step if there is one.
So sorry to learn this. Many prayers for Mr.Style & you & your family
I am so sorry. Your message shows immense courage and love.
I pray that God shelters you and your family in His love and peace
How courageous and generous of you to share this personal and deeply sad post with your followers. I will pray for peace and comfort for your husband, children and yourself. Blessings.
Love and prayers to you, mr. style and your family.
This is so sad, My prayers and thoughts are with you and Mr. Style.
You and Mr. Style are so loved. Your post caused a catch in my throat and an ache in my heart. Your blog family sends their support, prayers and love to Mr. Style, you and the kiddos. I have noticed your eyes lately and I now understand. Hospice will help to ease his pain and give him comfort.
Love and hugs.
Dear Beth, I love your blog and have been following you for a few years but have never posted. I feel compelled to do so now, I am so sad , my heart is breaking for you and your family. I lost my sister to Uterine cancer 2 years ago. I hate cancer too. I will say a prayer for Mr Style, your family and you.
My dear, dear girl,
I am so very sorry to hear this news. I know there must be moments when you have a heavy heart. You are an inspiration. I’ll will keep you & your family in my thoughts & prayers!
I lost my husband to liver disease a few years ago at the age of 61 yrs. It is hard every single day but life goes on and eventually the sad moments are replaced with happy memories. In the meantime mega strength is needed. I pray that God gives you both that. Big hugs from NC.
So sorry to hear this. Sending many prayers for mr. style, you and your family.
My prayers are with you and Mr Style.
My heart breaks for you and your family. I wish there was something I could say that would be a comfort to you at this terrible time. I am sending prayers, good thoughts and big hugs. Please take care.
Thank you for sharing which gives us an opportunity to keep you both and your family in my thoughts and prayers. My heart goes out to you. 😘
Beth, I am so sorry to hear this news. Enjoy everyday you have together for as long as you can. I agree hospice is wonderful, lean on them when you need strength. Sending positive energy and prayers your way.
Beth my heart is just breaking for you. Yes my family including myself have gone through that awful C word. Please know I am praying for a miracle for your wonderful husband and you and the boys. Blessings to all.
Praying for all of you!
Cancer is indeed a detestable disease. I was diagnosed just before Christmas, and although it has not been an easy road, I am certainly still able to pray for you, Mr. Style and you family. I definitely will lift you all in prayer in the days to come.
Prayers during this most difficult time. I lost a brother to testicular cancer when he was in his early 30’s. Then my mother survived nasopharyngeal cancer and my brother Stage 2 melanoma. My husband of 39 years has so far survived stage 3 prostate cancer followed by bladder cancer caused by radiation. As a retired RN, cancer can be devastating but hospice will be a blessing.
so very sad to read this post. I will pray for peace and comfort for Mr. Style and you and your family as you enter the hospice phase of this journey. Hospice care is truly extraordinary. I believe those nurses to be earthy ANGELS. May you all feel the love, and draw strength from the many prayers being shared here.
Pam Z, Chicago
Prayers to you and your family!
You and Mr. Style are in my prayers. Take care of yourself so you can handle the days ahead.
Based on the volume of comments it must be clear to you how much your readers have grown to care for you and your wonderful Mr. Style. How sad to hear of his diagnosis. A friend is in hospice now and doing it ‘her way’ as is your beloved; I am grateful that she has some control over what is an uncontrollable and unfair and just awful situation. I am glad that hospice is bringing you all comfort; my love to all of you.
I’m so sorry your family is going through this. My prayers are with you as you navigate the torrent of emotions.
Thank you for sharing your story, your family is in my prayers. So hard to watch a loved one go through cancer.
Dear Beth & Mr. Style
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I’m praying for a miracle.
Pat I, Florida
Beth, so very sorry to hear your news today. Sending prayers and thoughts of comfort, strength and peace to you, Mr. Style and your entire family. You lovingly share so much with us. Thank you for letting us help support you during this time.
I will pray for God to send miracles every day —- you’ll be in our thoughts and prayers!
Beth….my heart is aching for you. I’m also in awe of your candor and courage, and the love you share with your dear husband is truly a beautiful thing. Please know that you are all now included in my prayers. From one Iowa Zeta to another, much love…
Oh Beth. I had to read your post multiple times because I just couldn’t believe it. Or was it because I didn’t want to believe it.?How could this be?? And then I cried. Cried because after losing my precious daddy to vascular dementia and then my sweet Australian Shepherd to bone cancer, I knew the pain and still know it. My heart aches for you and your family. I’ve only been following your blog since spring but it is my favorite and has been uplifting to me in ways you can’t imagine. This is my first post and I was not surprised to see the outpouring of love and support from your blog family. Please know that we are here for you!! Sending hugs your way from East Tennessee. Sonja
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I have trodden the road you are treading now with my late husband Arthur who developed a malevolent kidney cancer. He succumbed after a year and a half—shortly after our 25th wedding anniversary. This is a dreaded and painful disease and I wish you and Mr. Style all the happiness you can pack into the time you have together. If you would like to have lunch sometime, just let me know. I haven’t been to the National in a while.
I am praying for Mr. Style and his family. May God grant you the strength to get through this
Ruth H, Houston
I am very sorry for the situation. We have been through all this in our family. You are blessed for having each other. Receive our prayers. Your Brazilian admirer. Wilma
So very sorry y’all are going through this. Blessings upon your family.
I am so sorry for the pain and sorrow you and your family are experiencing. I wish you the strength you need on this journey. My prayers are with you.
You may be tired of hearing from another cancer widow, lost husband of 30 years to kidney cancer two years ago. Encouragement and hope for all of you.
Beth, I am so sorry to hear about your husband’s diagnosis. I lost my father, stepfather and other family members to this horrible disease.
I spent 20years as a hospice RN and know what wonderful support they can provide to your family.
Sending prayers for you all and hope you feel the love that your blog followers are sending your way. May God bless you.
Beth, So sorry to hear this, you and your husband are extremely brave people. I’m sure that was your hardest post ever ! Thank you for sharing, you now have so many prayers lighting your way. God Bless you both.
Have long been a fan of your website and now admiring your spirit as you and your family deal with this latest chapter in your lives. You are in my thoughts.
Kindest regards from Canada.
Dear Beth, I am heartbroken to hear this news. Reading through everyone’s comments here it is so apparent how much you and your family are loved. Wishing you strength, healing, prayers, and blessings. Sending much love. 🙏🏻❤️
Beth, thank you for bravely sharing this difficult situation you all are facing. My thoughts and prayers are with you, praying that our great God will sustain each of you with only the peace He can give. Your readers are here for you! xoxo, Diana
I got cutoff too soon on my comment, it’s been two years since my husband passed away and I have found new happiness in life. I recommend the GRIEF HEALING BLOG which sends weekly emails with the best writings on caregiving, grief, and more. Take care.
Beth, my heart is so saddened to hear what Mr Style’s and you are going through. I have had too many friends that have dealt with this horrible disease. Yeah, I too, hate it. My prayers will be you every day.
Oh Beth, I am so sad for what you are going through and so touched by your grace, courage and love. We recently lost our beloved BIL to liver cancer and hate cancer so much as well. You are an inspiration and I am sending my prayers and support,
God bless you and your family.
Beth, I am so heartbroken but you are so brave to share it. My prayers toy and your family…God Bless
I read your post this afternoon and have thought all day about what I would say to you.
I’d like to put my arms around you and tell you everything will be ok.
But the most important thing I can say is I hope you and your husband know Christ as your savior.
Through trusting and believing in Him we are promised life eternal.
We have the assurance we will one day be united with our loved ones in heaven for eternity.
I pray healing for your husband and
may God bless and strengthen you and your family during this difficult time.
I am in tears after reading your blog today. Thank you for sharing. I lost my father to cancer 2 1/2 years ago. It is a terrible, terrible disease, and I am so sorry for you, Mr. Style and your boys. Prayers and hugs to you all.
So sad to read of your news. I lost my brother to a very invasive cancer and he had treatment that was in fact scientific research. I understand your husbands decision. It is sometimes best to enjoy what little time we have left. Mr Style is very elegant and dignified man and I wish you all the best in this very trying time.
We have never met, but feel I know you because of your wonderful blog that I enjoy so much.
I am so very sorry to hear that Mr. Style and your family are facing this challenge. I hate cancer. Sending love and prayers your way.
Dearest Beth and family, I cannot stop thinking about your post, and like many of your fans, I was so surprised to learn about what you and your family have been going through for months now. It is startling to read how many of your readers have experienced such similar stories. I lost my father, mother-in-law, and many friends to cancer , and know that we are all praying for cures for this awful disease.
Thank you for your honesty, strength, and grace. And please take time to care for yourself, while you are caring for your wonderful husband and sons. Sending love, hugs, and prayers .
Beth, You and Mr. Styles continue to be an inspiration. Consider yourself hugged. Remember one day at a time. Remember to take care of yourself also. Your family is in my prayers.
Very sad to hear about this sad news that is effecting your husband and family. You are such a inspirational women and are very brave to share this. May God give you the strength and peace to sustain you in the coming months. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
I am so very sorry. I wish you strength and fortitude and endurance. My prayers are with your family.
Dear Beth: You, Mr. Styles, and your gorgeous boys have brought us so much joy. I’m so sorry to hear about the difficult times you’re undergoing. My husband and I spent our 50th. wedding anniversary in the hospital while he received his first chemotherapy treatment. He’s still fight it the hateful C. four years later. My prayers are with all of you. God bless you.
Prayers for Mr. Style, you, and your family. Having you and your children stand by and with him as he takes this journey is the greatest gift he can have.
Do you know the “Footprints in the Sand” prayer? It has offered comfort to many going through this experience. My Mom loved this prayer when she had cancer and died at 47 years old, leaving a husband and seven children, with the youngest only 11 years old. We all grew to love this prayer and rely on it in times of trouble and despair.
Peace be with you.
Praying for peace, strength, and comfort for you, your husband, and your family.
Dear Beth, you wrote your blog today in such a beautifully touching way it described what I could not write as we too are dealing with cancer. My husband was diagnosed with non small cell cancer last year as well as myositis (which is autoimmune disease that his body is attacking his muscles). He too is going for quality of life vs. longevity. Because of the meds he is taking to keep his muscles from getting weaker his cancer treatments did not allow for many options. We too are very thankful for the doctors and nurses who have helped us these past 18 months and pray for them as well as thankful for the prayers we have received. We just celebrated 47 years of marriage, our goal has always been to have a special 50 yr celebration…….I hate cancer too and have added you and mr style with our morning, noon and night prayers. We are never alone….
Beth, I lost my husband to metastatic melanoma at the age of 46. I too hate cancer. I know first hand what you are
going through. It is very hard to be strong for the love of your life.
Beth, I am so saddened to hear of your hardship. My husband of 38 years was also diagnosed with cancer last September. You must feel the love and support of your followers, myself included. You and Mr. Style will be in my prayers.
I will be keeping you all in my prayers as well.
Beth, Thank you for sharing this with us. You are an inspiration in every way. Sending prayers and love to you and your family 💕
Dear Beth, mine is yet another voice to add prayers and healing thoughts for you and mr. style.
You are very brave to share your story with the world. I enjoy your blog so much, and hope your writing it gives you joy during this terrible process. So glad you have Hospice helping you; they are wonderful. You and Mr. Style are in m prayers. Most Sincerely, Liz
Beth, I am so sorry for you, your husband and family. Love each day, for nothing else matters.
Beth, deeply sorry to hear of your struggles. You are all in my prayers. Wishing you the best.
Oh, Beth! I feel like you are my friend. I cried reading your post. This could be any one of us. My husband is 64 years old. It could be him or even ME next. Life is full of beginnings and endings. I’m so sorry you must go through this. I’ll pray for you and your family in the days ahead. Don’t be shy about telling us what’s happening. I love and care about both you AND Mr. Style.
I am so sorry to hear the cancer news. Keeping you and your family in my prayers. Wishing you strength and moments of peace as you ride the cancer roller coaster.
Reading your post today brought a familiar knot to my stomach and tears to my eyes. I also hate cancer. Two years ago my husband lost his courageous 8 year battle with Multiple Myeloma. My breast cancer diagnosis was in 2014. I hate that your family has to make this painful journey. God will walk each step with you- one day at a time. But it is still so painful. I join with others, offering prayers for you, Mr. Style and your family. God is faithful, even in the valley of the shadow of death … Psalm 23
Beth, my heart aches for you and your family. You are obviously very strong , and that indefatigable grit will empower your husband and sons during this trying time. I pray that you all find joy even in the midst of sadness, peace in the throes of turmoil, and faith in the center of darkness. You are such a light and gift to others.
Oh Beth, I am so sorry to hear about your husbands diagnosis. Please know you and Mr Style are in many hearts and in many of our prayers. I am late reading your blog today and thus late sending my reply since Momday’s are the day I take my mom to chemo😞. Cancer is everywhere. Hugs. Hang in there. John 14:1
Please know that my thoughts, prayers and love go out to you all! I, too, feel like you are family and we’ll be hoping for the best and that you persevere with strength, faith and love!
Dear Beth and Mr. Style, you are an inspiration. My prayers are with you and your family; May you feel God’s loving light and presence surround and strengthen (comfort) you now and always, Love is stronger than death or any affliction.
I’m so very sorry to hear this. You are truly a beautiful couple. My prayers are being sent to you both and your kids. My husband is also in his second battle with this despicable disease but doing well Grateful for each one All the prayers, love and best wishes to you all.
Dearest Beth, someone said that you looked sad in the photos on today’s blog. I went back and looked at the photos again after reading the comment this morning. No wonder the photos were reflecting more than we knew, yet we knew that you didn’t appear to be yourself. I am so very sorry that you are going through this. I, too, feel that you are a friend as I have been following your blog for quite some time now. I will keep your family in my prayers. Rest assured that you are deeply cared for and so is Mr. Style.
I am so very sorry to hear about Mr. Style. May the Lord be with you both and with your children. I have been where you are. My first husband passed away 25 years ago at the age of 42. I understand your pain and I’m so very sorry that you all have to go through this. Please know that I will be lifting you up in prayer each and every day. My heart is breaking for you all. Please know how much God loves you and that He will never leave you, even in this time of sadness.
I am very sorry Beth, you and your family are in my thoughts. Sending you lots of love, good energy and emotional suport. Renata xox
Beth, I am so sorry to hear your news. May your god love you and comfort you, your husband and your children through these trying times. I will think positive thought for you and your children’s comfort. There is no easy way through this, but you and your family will find the right way for each of you.
I am so deeply, deeply sorry. Love and prayers for each of you.
Keeping the both of you and your children tucked up safely in my thoughts while you navigate an unexpected life path.
I’m so sorry to read of your husbands illness and of your pain and strength in supporting him. I hope that the sincere and thoughtful messages here will bring you some small comfort at this difficult time. I enjoy your blog so much and understand the need to carry on as usual until the time when you can’t for a while and need to re group. Take good care and be gentle with yourself. With very best wishes
I cried when I read your post. Your blog has helped me through a harrowing time with my own husband’s health and it’s just so sad to see how you have been going through the wringer with Mr. Style over these past 18 months.
I remember going back to the beginning of your blog to look for styling ideas and, realizing that Mr. Style is your photographer, I noticed how much his photography improved over the years and also how you have such a sparkle in your eyes in his photographs.
I’m so sorry that you are being robbed of the extra years you should have had together. I think having this record of all of your photo shoots and trips together may bring you some comfort over time. At least I hope it does. Knowing that even though he is not in many of the photos, the person who loves you best in the whole world was just on the other side of the lens.
Sending caring thoughts and prayers for a peaceful transition
Joining so many others praying for you and your family, I wish you strength and courage as you care for your dear husband. I also pray for a day when we no longer have to hate this dreaded disease.
Your partnership and love comes through clearly in your posts. I’m sure it’s a blessing to him to have you at his side. I’m so sorry you both have to face this. Completely understand the “normalcy” – it was my sister’s approach in her 10 year battle with lung cancer. Sending thoughts of strength and comfort.
He is so handsome in his bow tie, jacket and blue jeans. And stylish glasses. On a fashion note, he rocks that look!
Sitting here on my couch crying. My dear friend and mentor recently passed away from colon cancer. He was so heroic in his battle….never let any of us feel sorry or give up while he was trying to beat it. I wish heroic moments for you and Mr Style. Heroic, loving and deep treasures. Praying for you and your family
I am so sorry to hear about Mr Style’s prognosis. My thoughts and prayers are with you both and your family – we have lost too many friends & relatives to cancer recently and we admire the way you have tackled the disease head on.
Your blog has touched so many hearts around the world and we are all here for you.
My heart broke hearing about your husband and your son’s father. He is a lucky man to have such
a loving family to help him through this time. All of us that come to you for advise on living a full life
are standing beside you. We will send you prayers and white light, hope and support.
It seems everyone, including myself, have been touched by cancer. I have lost my Sister, both
grandmothers, and father. No words can erase what you and your family are facing. Hopefully the words of support will help you.
Thank you for your post – beautifully written. Wishing you and your family all the best.
Dearest Beth, my heart hurts for you and Mr Style. Yes, cancer is an evil disease and like you, I hate it! Know that you and your family are being prayed for daily. We had hospice for my daddy and they were wonderful. I hope you have a similar experience. My love and prayers are with you
I hate cancer! I’m so sorry to hear about Mr Style.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your wonderful family,
There are no words to convey how sorry I am for what you and your family are going through.
I am so sorry you, Mr. Style and your family are going through this trial. I lost my mother to lung cancer, and countless friends. I know the pain you are feeling.
You will be in my prayers. May God comfort you, hold you close and give you His peace.
God said in Hebrews 13:5 “I will never leave you, I will never forsake you.”
Oh Beth, I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Style. I feel stunned, and so sad. I am an MRI tech and have seen first hand from the diagnosis through the treatments and the
follow ups for many patients. I pray for Mr.
Style’s health and blue skies ahead for you all. Much love, you always brighten my day!
I’m so very sorry. I’ll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts.
I have only recently begun to follow your blog again after some time away. I had no idea your husband was so ill. I lost my 63 year old husband of 43 years on April 25,2018. He had small cell lung cancer that had metastasized to his liver when discovered in August of 2017. I know your pain and his and I’m so sorry.
I am so very sorry. Peace and much support to you all. I had thyroid cancer as a 19 year-old, and the fear of it returning never leaves me. Cling to any moments of peace and joy you two can create together. Such a beautifully written and honest post. Many prayers to you all.
My heart goes out to you and your family during this period. May God give you peace and strength to hold your family together. We will keep your family in our prayers.
Thank you for sharing your story. Prayers for all of you as you continue this journey. Cancer is such an insidious disease, not only for Mr Style, but for all of you who love him.
You are stronger than an woman I know. My prayers to Mr. Style and all of your family. Lost some special people to cancer as well and know that pain all to well. Best your heart and prayer for your family.
What a brave post Beth. I am so sorry for your struggles. I lost my son this year and still sense his loving presence, This has helped me realize there is more. I believe he is in my eternal family. I pray you have the same peace. patval
I posted yesterday after I read your post. The shock of it all took me back to my own sister’s cancer. She wanted dignity and to have the best quality of life she could. One time she said, “If this is quality, I don’t want it.” Hospice was wonderful in caring for her.
This morning when I reread your post, I saw your strength through your sadness. It was a difficult post for you to write but you expressed exactly what so many of us have felt.
And I really saw the wonderful pictures this time. Hold him close while you can. Love and prayer for your peace.
I am sorry for what you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Beth, I’m so sorry to hear this. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I love seeing your posts each day and Fridays with Oscar.
Dear Beth…You, your hubbie, and your boys are in my thoughts and prayers. Your love is so apparent and the smiles are infectious. Keep on keeping on!
No words are adequate. Here’s to your indomitable spirits. Mr. Style, you and your family are i my thoughts and prayers. . Enjoy the time you have together.
I am so sorry for what Mr. Style, you, and your family are going through. Words can’t express the admiration I have for Mr. Style and his strength supporting you and your blog, or the grace you have shown throughout this awful ordeal. My prayers are with you all.
Oh my. You, mr. style and your family are so very brave and loving. Sending all of you love, prayers and blessings.
Beth – no words can describe how upsetting this news must have been for you and your family. We all hate cancer ! I have lost several family members to pancreatic cancer and it is devastating. I have truly enjoyed your blog and look forward every day to receiving the emails with your suggestions for how to wear clothes as we “mature” and your witty thoughts about style and fashion. Just know that many others out there are praying for you and Mr. Style. There are few words of solace when you lose a loved one – but you two look like you had an extraordinary life together and that’s what you need to hold on to now. Wishing you great strength on this difficult journey.
I am so saddened by this news, yet inspired by your strength and spirit. I will pray for your family and I wish for you the very best out of every day!
Thank you for sharing Beth. God Be with you.
My heartfelt prayers to Mr. Style and the family.
Dear Beth, my heart goes out to you and your family. Be assured you are all in my thoughts.
(I HATE this horrible disease)
I will leave a note for you, even though you have already recieved over 500. I am so very sorry to hear this news. We have lost our dearest family members, by sickness and sudden death, and all losses are devasting – no matter the cause. My sister in law died of cancer 4 years ago today. Her partner is still trying to cope with the loss.
I am thankful you have your boys – they will be there for you. Your sweet hubby looks like a gem, and I am amazed by your ability to smile on the blog week after week.
I lost my only son 7 years ago, and I could not have done it. Thinking of you Beth and holding you in my heart, even though we have never met.
Prayers to St. Peregrine for mr. style and prayers for you and the boys as well. I am so sorry for this pain and turmoil your family is enduring.
Such sad news and I am so sorry. Your presence in the blog world is a delight and with all due credit to both you and
Mr. Style, your posts reflect a lot about who you are as well as what you wear. I am praying for you and your family that you will truly feel the presence of God as you go through this difficult time.
Oh, Beth. The full measure of life comes down to who and how we love. What else is there really? I think you and mr. style figured that out a long time ago. Big hugs to you and him and the family. All you need is love.
Cancer is awful and I’m so sorry your family is dealing with this. I lost my husband to Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in 1999. I’m glad you shared this, because support is needed with this terrible disease. My prayers and love for you and your family.
I am deeply sorry with these news. Praying for strength, comfort and peace for you and your family during this difficult time. Thanks for sharing and your transparency, as you said, nobody is exempt to the tribulations on this earth. May God bless you.
I am truly sadden to hear the news about Mr. Style’s cancer. My thoughts and prayers are with you both and your family.
Oh, Beth–I missed yesterday’s post, and I”m crushed hearing your news about Mr Style. He is such a huge part of your blog, and so we all get to “know” him, too. I am so terribly sorry you all are dealing with this. We have been touched by cancer in our family as well, and I completely understand your agony. Please know he’ll be in our hearts–he has such a wonderful spirit to keep at it all and seek out all the wonderful parts of life while he can. None of us is guaranteed anything in life, but illness, and especially cancer, really makes our own mortality more apparent to us. You all will be in my thoughts, and please send warmest wishes to your sweet husband. He has been a joyful part of your blog, and therefore a joy to all of us who appreciate his efforts. Hugs to you ALL.
Prayers going up for you, Mr. Style, and your children. Know that God is with you through this journey.
Very sorry to hear your news. Thoughts and prayers to you and the family.
Beth – Both my parents were taken by cancer, both were taken of by hospice and both lives ended fairly quickly. I’m not over it, nor will I ever be. It’s living without that I’ve adjusted to but not a day goes by that I don’t think of one or both of them. My husband and I are in our sixties, I worry but not too much. What will be will be, loss unfortunately becomes something you expect……I do live life, have fun, laugh, dance and sometimes drink a little too much wine but that’s ok.
Hugs to you.
So very sorry to hear your news about your wonderful husband. My husband has heart disease. You both and your sons are in our thoughts and prayers. I feel like I know you as a friend that I have not meet yet. Thank you for sharing your life, famiy, and style. Hugs, thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing, because it helps everyone.
You have graciously modeled beautiful styles for all of us at a certain age while sharing delicious food to share with our friends and family. Now your grace extends to the pain of cancer and what it feels like to have a loving husband fight this horrible disease. As you can see from the deeply caring responses from all your blog followers, you are not in this alone. You have an abundance of friends who have never met you in person but love you still. Prayers and blessings to you, Mr. Style and your family.
I read your blog with deep sadness. All of our hearts are heavy with you, and our prayers rise for you and Mr. Style and all your family. What challenging times, and how brave your perspective. May you all find peace and comfort and small joys among the pain and grief. God bless all of you. We are with you in spirit, if not in person.
Such sad news. Your family is making precious time count. Mr. Style and you raised those sons well. Sending wishes of caring to you all.
“Heavenly Father, this wonderful family that we all have come to care about is feeling pain and sadness & so we do too. Help them with strength, love and endurance and the knowledge that they have the prayers and support of their blog family. On the days when they feel they can barely breathe, be there to hold their hands, their hearts, their souls, & wipe away their tears, 1 day at a time, that they may always feel your steadfast love. Amen.”
Dear Beth and Mr. Style, I am so sorry to hear about your struggles. I have been following your professional site for several years. I admire your talent. I appreciate all you have taught me. I lost my son this year and I am convinced there is more to come. I believe he is in my eternal family and we will meet again. Perhaps this is not the end but the start of the next journey. Good luck to you both. patval
Thank you for sharing. It increases your pray base! Prayers for healing for your husband and strength for you and your children.
Dear Beth and Mr. Style:
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I can feel The love between you which will give you strength. Your pictures are gorgeous and since following you I loved when you referred to “mr style” – it is absolutely adorable. Healing energy coming your way.
Prayers being sent up to you , dear lady, and for your precious husband. You are brave to share this post. I feel like you are a treasured friend from your blog and now I know why I connected with your personality and grace as a person. We do love you.
I am so sad to hear this news. Thinking of you and Mr. Style, Beth. Sending love and hugs to you and your whole family!
Oh I hate to hear this! Prayers are lifted for you and your Mr. Style and your boys. I lost my husband two years ago to a very agressive stomach cancer — but I do treasure the four weeks we had before it took him. My heart is heavy but I pray that whatever time you have will be a blessing to you both. hugs!
Anyone nicknamed Mr Style deserves to live to at least age 100! Thanks for sharing your struggle. We have all lost or are losing people we love to cancer. The book “Being Mortal” helped me a lot.
Oh Beth – my heart is breaking for you, Mr Style and your sons. I, too, have walked the path you are on. My love of 18 years, my soulmate, the man I waited for so long to come into my life, my Steve – I lost him just 2 years ago from lung cancer. I know that nothing I can say will ease your pain. Please know that I am praying for your love – and you❤️
Although I am new to your blog, I love you both and will keep you close in thoughts and hope for good things. To love and be loved is the finest of treasures and blessings xxoo
Sending healing thoughts and prayers to you all. So much courage in your family, and so much love! Let’s face it: cancer sucks. But meeting it head on, in style and grace, and as a family unit, is the best you can possibly do for all of your sakes.
And may I just say, what a stylish and handsome husband you have!
Sending you family big love.
My dear Beth,
I feel as though I know you but we’ve never met. First I must tell you your blog brings me such pleasure I look forward to seeing it in my daily email! I am sending you and your sweet family love and prayers. You have gotten me through some tough days just by being there and I hope to do the same for you.
Breaks my heart for you and your family. Take care of yourself. Praying for Mr. Style and you.
This blog will never be the same,nor should it be. Women of a “a certain age” with thinning hair, laugh lines, broken hearts and sagging arms have shown so much compassion and humanity on this site. We are all survivors of love and loss in its many forms. Beth you have been open with us and it has been met with a swell of tears, love, prayers. You do not walk alone. We are all in this life journey together and will hold onto each other through it. The love lives on.
I am so very sorry to hear of your dear husband’s illness. I too hate cancer and have lost several loved ones to cancer of various kinds. My husband was just diagnosed with a malignant inoperable brain tumor in April. It has been devastating processing it all. He is now undergoing chemotherapy in hopes to prolong his life. I feel your pain. Please know that others care and are keeping you in their thoughts and prayers. I am trying to be strong for my husband and I know you are too. It is so hard and I have had a few meltdowns in the last few weeks. Stay strong. May you be uplifted and strengthened by the Lord and prayers and kindnesses of others.
I feel like you are a friend after following your blog, resort to your ideas and outfits so frequently! I lost my husband of 43;years roughly 18 months ago, to pancreatic and liver cancer, a slow growing type that was supposedly not doing to kill him, but that did not happen! So I feel your sadness and pain! Cherish every moment you can with him as I’m sure you already do! Love, prayers and kind thoughts being sent your way! God bless you both!
I am so sorry. We have never met but I cried for you when I read your post. You, your husband, and your family are in my prayers.
Oh Beth, there are no words to convey how sad I am for you and your family. Mr Style is certainly in my heart. I know he’s behind every photo and wonderful event. He’s doing it all with his own sense of style. I admire his guts. Love to you and your family. Know we’re all with you.
So sorry to read this…….love and prayers to your husband, you, and your family.
You and Mr Style are such a loving and supportive couple. Thoughts and prayers are with both of you as you share this journey together.
Your husband seems like such a vibrant man. And you have such a positive spirit. Hang in there and know that you are in many people’s prayers.
Oh Beth, I’m so sorry for this sad news. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos of you and Mr. Style and your beautiful, sincere words! What a brave man he is! May this time of tribulation draw your family close to each other and to your Heavenly Father. You will be in my prayers.
Sending prayers of healing. Cancer has taken all of my paternal side of the family and I’ve had it, too. I know where you’re coming from. Hugs.
Beth, I feel like you and I are such good friends and this news hit me like a ton of bricks. It has taken me a few days to process. I hope you and Mr. Style feel all the love and prayers that are surrounding you both, and your family. You are so right to try and keep a normal routine for as long as possible. Please know you are in my thoughts and am praying for you all to be brave and find the strength you will need. Fondly, Jackie
God bless you and your husband, Beth. You are such an inspiration to so many of us. You are handling this with the grace and style we’ve come to expect from you, and bravery. We will keep you, Mr. Style and your beautiful family in our prayers.
Oh Beth! I read this and literally sat and stared out the window. I have no words. My heart is breaking for you, Mr. Style and your family. It’s so clear when we look at pictures of you two how much love there is between you. This being one of the hardest journeys of life to travel. Wishing you all love and peace and maybe just knowing your extended family is thinking of you and standing in strength for you as you walk this path will bring a tiny bit of comfort. ❤️
Oh Beth, know that I am praying for you and your husband. May the Lord give you strength. All my love, Anita
I have lost both parents, 2 brothers and a nephew to cancer, I absolutely DETEST cancer and how it affects the patient and the caregivers. Please know we have you in our thoughts and prayers!
I have never commented before, but have followed you for a long time. You are such a great mentor for me, and I use your outfit and food ideas often. I’m sorry to hear this about your husband. I am a thyroid cancer survivor and your blog has influenced me in a positive way to lend a sense of style to life’s every day dealings. Thank you both for your efforts with the blog, and thanks to Mr. Style for being such a good sport! I’m sending positive energy and continued prayers to you and your family. Thinking of you, Hugs too.
A friend going thru her own journey with her husband of many many years, has made the decision to try to do something FOR HERSELF every single day. It might be a meal with a friend, a movie, a manicure, a movie or just taking time to meditate. It powers her up to do all that she needs in order to be fully present and the support her husband needs.
Make sure you put on your oxygen mask first before you try to help others. Take the time to figure out what shape and form your “oxygen mask” is. You’re going to need it.
I’m sorry to read your news for you and your husband. I lost my husband two years ago to pancreatic cancer after a seven month battle. It was his wish that our son and myself got on with our lives – that we made the most of them and I have endeavored to follow his wishes. I follow your blog and like dressing stylishly and always ask myself – would my Grandma approve? She was beautifully dressed up to to her death. However in my search for style, this year I bought myself a pair of bright red ankle boots. The comments I get are always positive – along with the question why? Well I bought them and they are my nod to F*** cancer.
Thank you for sharing your story. May peace be with you all.
Dear Beth, I am truly sorry, cancer has taken a toll on so many families including mine. I admire you and your children’s support regardless of what Mr Style decision is. A big hug your way.
My heart aches for you and Mr. Style. Know that you both will be in my thoughts and prayers!
All things are possible with God I went through a trial with my son as a baby .. prayer and faith and STANDING when everyone said it was not possible …miracle ….. // we all have a time and a season If it is Gods time Then we are ready,,, …if it is not Gods time … fight and pray and fast ….whatever it takes … pray for knowing the difference
You and your family are in my prayers. I am so sorry to hear what you are going through and I, too, have gone through losing someone to cancer. I pray for the day to come when we look back and all the suffering that is brought about by cancer is a distant memory. I feel we are on the verge of major breakthroughs, but not soon enough. You are an inspiration to many and the beautiful relationship you have with your husband shines through in this blog.
My heart is breaking for Mr. Style, you and your family. Cancer is such an ugly word, and no one ever wants to hear it in the same sentence with their loved one. My prayers are with you and your family. I’m coming up on the one year anniversary of my diagnosis, and it colors each day in many ways…but I’m still seeking joy.
We too are traveling the same journey that you and your family are traveling thus I can appreciate all of the emotional moments that you have endured. You love of family and your husband encourages me to stay strong as I get further down this road we travel. Thank you for sharing this most personal story. Prayers, Brenda
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