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.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

You Capture: Comfort

A few more moments in a soft bed
A tight hug from a tiny body
An unexpected cup of coffee
A welcome embrace
A toothless smile
A bowl of salty chips
A familiar face in a new crowd
A favorite pair of jeans
A firm, protective touch
An old couch
A peaceful home
A warm, gracious greeting
A plush pillow
A decadent dessert
A cheesy, caloric pasta
An understanding shoulder
A silent massage
A snuggly frog

Wishing you comfort, however you find it.

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  1. unexpected cup of coffee- love it! Sweet, sweet captures :)

  2. Those pictures are so sweet! Love them!

  3. your photos are adorable, especially the middle picture. you have a talent for photography!

  4. Oh, these are so, so sweet. I love, love, love the second one.

  5. "A firm, protective arm" I love that, too. Oh and the pictures are excellent. I love all of them. Wonderful work!

  6. The middle one is my favorite this week. Your boys are just adorable. I'm a sucker for blonds! ;)

  7. Beautiful poem and great pictures. They look very comfy. :)

  8. I still have my teddy bear :) He is a comfort!

  9. aw, i love the words, and the captures.

    also, why (oh why?) couldn't my son have picked something cute and cuddly as a comfort item?

  10. Oh my goodness..your boys are adorable too!! I LOVE the header on your blog. (Don't know if that's the right term...LOL!) I noticed that picture last week and thought it was awesome! ;-)

  11. Such sweet photos! I'm a sucker for little blond guys with little guy is blond and loves his bear blankie. Too sweet! :)

  12. He's really cute! I love the perspective on the middle picture.

  13. I love what you wrote, that in and of itself is comforting! Thanks for stopping by!

  14. LOVE you photos ... And what you wrote - Very creative !
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  15. I love your pictures... just captures that feeling so well. Sending you all kinds of warm comforting thoughts...

  16. beautiful photos! i especially love the middle one.


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