Sunday, January 1, 2012

Change is coming… Day 1141 01JAN12

A new year is upon us and many new challenges await us in 2012. This will be the year that we finally reach the end of the long journey we have been on, the year we lose our home and must find a new place to begin anew, the year we will embrace a new normal and come to terms with what it means, this will be a year of change for all of us.

Beginning yesterday we started counting down the days to Joshua's end of treatment date of 10MAR12, the boys built a LEGO countdown that they change every morning when they get up. It is a daily reminder to all of us that the end of chemo is drawing nearer every day. It still feels to me that it is a long way off, the journey has been hard.

We spent our day playing and working around the house. Joshua had Taylor and Avery over for a good while and they enjoyed hanging out with each other. I worked out in the garage and Jarrod did his own thing mostly. Renee had to go into to work for a bit but was back in the early afternoon. She prepared a great rib roast for dinner and we invited my dad over for a visit and some supper. It was a nice meal and we enjoyed the time together. 

The rest of the evening was just us relaxing and spending a little time together. Joshua did get a call from Coach Raymond to wish him a Happy New Year and to say that he would see us all soon. It is lots of fun to watch Joshua talk to him on the phone, he is so cute :)

In the morning we get up and head in to the clinic to get Joshua's counts and see how he is doing after all the holidays, it is also time to fire up school again and get both the boys back to work.

1 comment:

Nonna said...

Hey Snuggle Monkey,

I am so happy Coach Raymond called you. He is such a fantastic human!

Change is good, painful, frightening, exciting and lots of other things. Mostly it is inevitable. Embrace as much of it as you can.

Keep kickin butt Mighty Warrior. You are my Champion.

I'd love to see a photo of your countdown creation.

tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,