A Very Special Thanks(giving)

From the desk of our fearless leader, Erin: Although it's kind of unusual for us here at Outblush to get personal, sometimes a super way important thing happens that screams for our attention. That important thing for me today is my Dad's last day of radiation treatment for cancer. And since I'm the boss here, eff it, I'm gonna congratulate him and thank him in the most public way I can.

So thanks, Dad. Thanks for introducing me to the Tickle Monster (although our relationship has at times been rocky, he and I will always be friends). Thanks for trying to braid my hair. Thanks for closing your eyes while you taught me to drive. Thanks for storing my lip gloss in your fanny pack. Thanks for helping me move back from Chicago that time and distracting me with your interesting and informative lectures about sewers. And thanks most of all for making me feel like I'm special and great and strong.

Congratulations on getting through this - we were all scared for a hot minute there (and still are, actually), but with a lot of laughs, our family motto, and some much-needed naps, it seems like it's time to pass around a few high fives.

Outblush readers: Hate me for it if you want, but this is why we're so big on Movember. So support it already! Don't forget to tell your menfolk to get their prostates checked and enter our Movember giveaway!

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Posted on 11.24.10 at 11:16 AM

Congrats to your dad! I have a friend going through radiation for a brain tumor, and while it has nothing to do with prostate cancer, any attention brought to the fight against cancer is a good thing! Best wishes to your family, Erin.

Prudence B

Posted on 11.24.10 at 11:25 AM

Oh my God!! Any Dad would be thrilled to get such a wonderful Thanksgiving tribute...anytime...but especially after a really hard journey made easier by your support! Everyday is a gift we are thankful for being able to share with you...even long distance. Love you, Mom

One Ring to Rule Them All

Posted on 11.24.10 at 11:26 AM

Thanks, Alexandria! I'm sure he'll be reading all the comments after his celebratory post-last treatment massage and nap. ;)


Posted on 11.24.10 at 11:27 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, Erin's Dad!! What awesome news!

One Ring to Rule Them All

Posted on 11.24.10 at 11:29 AM

MOOOOOMMM! I'm at WORK! Stop making me cry!

If you look over here, Janetor, you're dead.


Posted on 11.24.10 at 11:57 AM

This was beautiful!


Posted on 11.24.10 at 12:15 PM

Congratulations, Dad! (and everyone who has been touched by cancer). I'm proud of your progress. We have so much to be thankful for.


Posted on 11.24.10 at 12:40 PM

Congrats Erin and Erin's dad! Hope you all have a great thanksgiving!

One Ring to Rule Them All

Posted on 11.24.10 at 12:43 PM

Thanks, Marie and brianne and Luisa! I'll buy a round of hugs for the peanut gallery.


Posted on 11.24.10 at 1:46 PM


Steph McDonald

Posted on 11.24.10 at 3:03 PM

I can't imagine a sweeter tribute. I always knew I loved this site and this did nothing but reaffirm that you ladies are special. Hugs to all and health to Dad!


Posted on 11.24.10 at 4:56 PM

Cheers to your Dad. All my hugs and love to your family and thank you for such a sweet post.


Posted on 11.24.10 at 5:47 PM

Beutiful and touching post! Congrats!!

Sinister Red

Posted on 11.24.10 at 8:08 PM

Anywho who would scold you for posting such an amazing mini-blog should be flogged! Thanks for opening up to us. Awesome post! My sister just survived cancer and I could only wish for such a public forum to exclaim my love for her!


Posted on 11.24.10 at 9:10 PM

Congratulations to your whole family, Erin. It takes a LOT to get through an experience like that. Hugs to your whole gang!


Posted on 11.25.10 at 5:21 AM

Great post. You and your family have so much to be thankful for on this day. I've been there before. The hard part is over, now it's time to heal.


Posted on 11.25.10 at 6:04 AM

Happy Thanksgiving Outblush!! And to you Erin especially for making Outblush available! I come to this website everyday to help me with my fashion qualms and every post I read fills my day full of glee. So thanks again, and congratulations with your dad!!

One Ring to Rule Them All

Posted on 11.26.10 at 12:16 AM

Thanks everyone! I'm ridiculously lucky and have oodles and oodles to be thankful for. And since this got such a good response, we may let you all in with more personal stuff if you'd like. (if not, no worries, we'll keep on directing you to the super greatest stuff on the web regardless!)


Posted on 11.26.10 at 6:37 AM

spend as much time with family as humanly possible.


Posted on 11.26.10 at 3:29 PM

This was great to read..I'm happy you posted it!! Unfortunately it seems as though every family has had to battle cancer. I wish you and your family continued strength. Blessing to your dad and high five to him. ;)


Posted on 11.27.10 at 5:54 PM

thank you for sharing that. best to you, your dad and the tickle monster.

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