I'll never forget the moment my wife rang me at work in late April this year to tearfully tell me that she had received the results of recent medical examination - cancer had been found in her bowel.
The last couple of months have been pretty surreal for our family. We have tried to remain positive, take one day at a time and just focus on doing what we need to do. I've taken time off work to support my wife and look after our two children.
My wife has now had surgery to remove the specific section of her colon, she has spent time recovering in hospital and is now home with us again. The best news of all, and such a relief, is that further tests have shown that the cancer was caught early and most importantly has not spread.
So there you go, a little unexpected road bump on our journey through life that is now thankfully behind us.