Thursday, August 19, 2010

LLS… Day 644 19AUG10

Joshua spent today playing with his brother and DJ after they got done with their school work. The real fun started this evening with the wrap up event for the Man and Woman of the Year. We went to the Palm restaurant and had snackie doos and mingled for a while before the presentation started. We got to see lots of familiar faces from the campaign and visit for a bit. Joshua got a gift bag with a miniature copy of the bill board he was on.  Erin and Justin, the winners, had their portraits added to the wall of the restaurant along with many famous celebrities both local and national. It was a nice outing. We left and scooted up four blocks to the Children's Cancer Center for Thursday Family night. It was a nice evening being with our extended family and sharing how things have been going. We have two of our kids who are only weeks away from being done with treatment which is a wonderful thing. We also got to welcome a new family to our fold. It is a poignant moment when you meet a newly diagnosed family and see the fear in their eyes, the uncertainty, and the hopefulness that we once had in our own eyes. It is a great comfort to me to be able to offer some help and understanding at a level that only those who live this life can offer. We all travel different paths on the cancer road yet we all travel the same road together.

1 comment:

Nonna said...

Hey Snuggle Monkey,

My heart is happy some of your family will soon be through treatment. It is very heavy that you have had to welcome newcomers to the fold. Some relief comes from knowing that you all can share bits of yourselves that will help the newcomers cope.

Keep kickin butt Mighty Warrior. You are my Champion.

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,