Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Wendy watch: hopeful and surrounded by love
Finally caught up with Wendy Wayne over a glass of wine at Uricchio's as a cold sleet came down outside and a magnificent rainbow appeared over downtown. I took that as a good sign. Wendy looked great and had plenty of energy as we swapped stories of our children and she updated me on her treatment for non-Hodgkins lymphoma. She's doing fine now but is headed toward stem cell replacement, and that can be grueling. But she's surrounded by support in the community and an incredible family that (beyond husband Gene Tackett of course) includes son Larkin and his wife Katie in Austin and son Benji and his wife Amy in San Jose. Wendy and Gene just returned from Austin where they doted on little Maya, Larkin and Katie's daughter. For daily updates on Wendy go to a special website called "the status" and search for "Wayne" with the password "hugs661." That's Wendy with Maya in the photo.