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 18, 2010 first "You Capture"

Okay, so I've never done "You Capture"  before (from I Should Be Folding Laundry).  But it sounds fun, so I thought I'd give it a shot.  Hopefully I will do this right.  Here goes:

On Tuesday, I took my three boys to the zoo, by myself.  As the boys ran here, and there, I found myself constantly  "reaching" for their hands to keep them close, and "reaching" for my fleeting  sanity and inner calm... 

But enough about me...

While inside the zoo, we went to visit "Stingray Bay."  The boys were excited to be able to touch the stingrays, but they were a little cautious too.  

Everyone was reaching.

and some, over-reaching.  Oops.

Later, after reaching for some anti-bacterial cleanser...(of course!)

They were reaching for Cheetos. 
 (What is a day at the zoo without Cheetos?)


and then wet wipes.

It was fun!  But I found myself relieved to be reaching for the car door and child-sized seatbelts.

okay, so I still need to figure out how to paste the cute picture link...:)


  1. These are great! Your boys are soo cute! I really like the first stingray picture, it's very interesting.

  2. Cute boys! Sounds like you had a good, but tiring day.

  3. Cute pictures! Love that you did this. =)

  4. Welcome to You Capture. Great photos of all your reaching and fun at the zoo!

  5. Welcome to You Capture. Your boys are so handsome!

  6. Welcome to You Capture! These are fantastic! What fun!

  7. Great pictures, gotta love the stingrays :)

  8. Great job...your boy are just beautiful! I have a blondie too! Welcome to You Capture! It's a fun group of very sweet bloggers. Hope to see you next week.

  9. What a fun day, and again, your boys are so sweet. Love the orange hands!

  10. great photos-i love how you can make them (and your banner) so big... what template do you use?
    sounds like a fun day at the zoo! :)
    visiting from youcapture!


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