Monday, November 14, 2011

The day after… Day 1093 14NOV11

The day after camp is always a hard one. Everybody has to adjust themselves back to the normal day in and day out schedule that we have all the time. This morning we got the boys back on school work and I got ready to go back to work and start a new semester. Joshua was a little slow getting started but managed to get up to speed after a bit of cajoling.

Today marked 3 years since we got diagnosed and the painful memories are just below the surface for all of us. It doesn't take much more than a passing thought to bring them welling up to the surface. Joshua got a bit upset last night as we remembered our fateful trip in to meet Dr. Wynn for the first time and discover that our world would never be the same ever again. Even after 1093 days the memory is a fresh as if it happened yesterday, I imagine it always will be that way. Certain moments in time just stick with you...

Joshua was doing much better today and this morning told me that he only had 141 more days to go until he would be done with chemo forever. He always manages to find a glimmer of brightness in every dark cloud :) His faith in the future is inspiring and is one of the things that keeps us putting one foot in front of the other. 


Nonna said...

Hey Snuggle Monkey,

So sad to hear you got upset. It was indeed a very difficult day - bewildering, unbelievable and very traumatic. But it's wonderful to know you can always find a bit of sunshine on a gloomy rainy day. That's one of the things that makes you so very special.

Keep kickin butt Mighty Warrior. You are my Champion.

Tons of Love Hugs and Kisses,


Scarlett said...

141... Still a little ways to go, but praying those days go by quickly. Compared to 1093, it seems like it should go by in a flash. I sure hope so. I was just thinking about Joshua the other day when I was walking Isaac into Mrs. O'Neill's class. It's very surreal to think that it was three years ago when Hayden had gotten to be friends with Joshua and came home one day to tell me that he was really sick. I will never forget that day, feeling like someone punched ME in the stomach, and not being able to imagine what all of you must be feeling. Joshua is one very strong and very brave little boy, and he is so blessed to have such an amazing family along with him on his journey. Big hugs to all of you!

Laura and Frank said...

So darn Proud! 1093 days of battle!
A Hero! Two determined parents; cancer will not take them down. Your family has become stronger and the faith is enduring. I revel at the ways you handle it all! 141 days - piece of cake. Keep on kicking cancer butt Mighty Warrior. for you and everyone!
Love, Miss Laura and Frank