In April, 2010, when Andrew was 2 1/2, a tumor was discovered behind his eye. The tumor was removed, but it was found to be an aggressive cancer. He endured seven months of chemo and six weeks radiation. In December of 2010, the day after his last treatment, he was rushed to the ER with an almost fatal bacterial infection. He survived.

He is now seven-years-old!! I don't visit here much, because during the ordeal, this is where I dumped everything--my rage, my fear, my sadness, my ugly, my hope, my everything. But I want all of you who supported and prayed for us to hear his updates. You helped me survive, and I am deeply thankful. Every once in awhile, I will check in to let you know how he's doing. Please continue to pray that cancer will never return to his body. Thank you.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Paint Yourself Happy

It started out quite sweetly. 
"Can we go paint outside so we don't get the house messy?" 
"We will take off our shirts so you don't have extra laundry."
See the nice paper?  The new paints?

I think this is where it may have started to spin out of control...

But they managed to re-frame it:  "Let's make some nice handprints for Mommy."
See how pretty? 
"We are making memories."

Or maybe this is where I let them be a little too free in their self expression?
with the Jackson Pollock technique?

But regardless of the starting point, THIS is where the wheels came off...

And pretty soon, everyone looked like this:

It was a crazy, painting-in-the-grass kind of day. 
And "memories" were definitely made.
Just not on paper.

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  1. Hahahahahahaha! I love love love this post! Love the way you worded it, love the pictures, love that you let the whole thing happen. Awesome.

  2. That last picture is awesome. It needs to be framed for sure!

  3. Best pictures ever! I have a similar one buried somewhere in my photo albums.

  4. These are beautiful images. I love that you let them play and have fun. You made it a special day with lots of memories. I love it : )

  5. Have you read I Aint Gonna Paint Nomore? It would be perfect for your little artists!


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