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.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Room With a View

Okay, I'm afraid my mood each day may be dependent on my little
Andrew's happiness. 
And today, that is a good thing.
He is not himself, but he is seeming better than yesterday,
so I will take it.

So, I thought I would take advantage of my slightly better mood to introduce you all to my new 
"Home Away from Home."

Here is a quick tour:

The bedroom

The Family Room:

Our "Home" theater/office

Wall Art
(as drawn by my husband, a budding cartoonist)

And, last, but not least, the view:

Not too bad if you ignore all the shiny metal stuff on the roof.

Not exactly E.M. Forster, but what can you do?



  1. Take these moments as they are...time with your family. Most of us in this world don't get to realize the preciousness of time. Cancer stops you in it's tracks, makes you reflect, and helps you with priorities more than ever. Your son is the most important thing right now that will bind your family closer than ever....even in the sterile world you have to sit around. Love...just love.

  2. I'm glad you've got a window seat at least.... and I'm glad Andrew is having a better day today!

  3. Thanks for this peek into your world. It's a colorful room, and it's nice to see your husband is really improving his drawing. ;)

    Take care. Give Andrew lots of hugs from us.

  4. Oh hon, I understand this new home all to well. Take some family pictures with you and bring your own pj's if they will let you. My hubby never stayed in their gowns to long. If he had to because of wires it was a gown and lounge pants (he bacame known for his gnomb pants) or a tee and his lounge pants. E-mail me if you want.


  5. Thinking of you all. Thanks for the tour!

  6. It was nice to get a tour and a peek into your life. I like the rainbow curtains. Tell your husband that I'm quite impressed with his Dora drawings. :)


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