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.

Monday, May 24, 2010


Thank you Lyndsay for The Versatile Blogger Award.  From what I have read, few of the previous winners have felt appropriately "versatile" for such recognition, but it is nice to be chosen for something!  Plus it gives me a chance to pull myself out of my current stream of thought and come up with some non-depressing things to talk about!  hooray!  Thank you Lyndsay :).

The rules are to 1) thank the person who gave you the award 2) tell seven thing about yourself and 3) pass the award on to other bloggers whom you love, and, I suppose, find to be versatile.

Seven things
1. I know it sounds cliche, but I love my mom's cherry pie.  Best dessert ever!!
2. I throw up if I eat avocado :(. No Guacamole for me.  Which stinks because it looks awesome when other people eat it.  (I could go for a margarita, some chips, and salsa right now!)
3. I went skydiving and bungee jumping...before I had kids.  Loved it! I love physical challenges.
4.  I love to sing.    I think it would be fun to be in a small little band that sang in coffee shops or something.  Maybe someday...
5.  I'm an ISFP on the Myers-Briggs personality test.  Look it up! Take the test yourself (or a free on-line version).  It's fun.
6.  I wish I had more time for artistic endeavors...drawing, painting, a photography class....

7. I am grateful for the many blessings in my life --my supportive husband, my sweet boys, my loving parents, and my beautiful friends.

Now to share the love... I'd like to hear 7 things about the very versatile WackyMummy and Colleen.  :)


  1. I was about to say that I'd love to be in your band, but I'd want to be a singer too. We need to find some instrument players.... unless you want to just do some duets?...

  2. Love these tidbits about you. I know now I'm going to imagine you singing as beautifully as Mary Poppins (cuz she rocks!) every time I read your words now ;)

    Congrats on the award, Julie!

  3. Thank you! Skydiving and bungee jumping... you are far braver than I am. I like to sing too, but I'm afraid I'm one of those people who show up on American Idol thinking that they are all that and then some and sound like a cat in a can! Okay... I don't really think I'm THAT bad, but still...

  4. I'm an ISFJ. Love Myers-Briggs. And guacamole? I could eat my share and yours, too, no problem. Yum!

  5. Aww, thanks. I don't know that I'm very versatile, but thank you! I'm an INTP or INTJ, depending on what time of the month it is. Is that TMI?

  6. Um sky diving? Um bungee jumping? um... I'm in awe. I couldn't do those things. Not because I'm afraid of heights, but because I'm afraid to take risks. Does that make sense?

    Oh and guacamole? Oh my God! I love guacamole.

    Now I'm gonna have to look up Myers-Briggs


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