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, September 8, 2010

A new day

You know you are overly emotional when you start throwing around words like "blasphemous."  (Although it is kind of fun to use once in a while, you should try it.)

Anyway.  Bad day yesterday.

I think I have somewhat pulled myself together.  At least for the moment.

That's how it goes.  One day you feel like God is working a miracle.  The next day you hate him and think he's out to get you.  At least, that is how it goes for me.

Andrew had a blood transfusion today and his skin is a little pinker and he still has a few eyelashes left, so I will go to bed, thank God for the blessings of the day, and hope tomorrow is even better.

I actually have NOWHERE to go tomorrow.  I may actually clean this disastrous mess of a house.

Go ahead.  Try it.  Blasphemous.  Blasphemous

Happy Wednesday!!! Truly.  Hope it was.


  1. Enjoy your day at home. I hope you get a little break from the roller coaster of life that you're stuck on!

    And okay, okay, blasphemous! =>

  2. I'm a new follower and came here from Momma's Pixie Dreams. I am so, so sorry and will be praying for you all.

    I love your use of "blasphemous!" I just may have to use it tomorrow!

  3. Keeping Andrew and your family in my prayers.

  4. I love new days. I needed one yesterday too. Praying for you. When I say that, I stop and pray right you know I'm doing it okay?

  5. I'm glad you are having a bit of a better day today.

    I was inspired by you to use the word of the day in my blog post today. It's a good word! :)

  6. That's the beauty of blogging ... you get to get it off your chest! Hope you managed to get your house in order, I think sometimes this helps to clear your thoughts too. Would send you a cleaning fairy if I could. My thoughts are with you.

  7. Sometime cleaning the house is very theraputic but I am sure the fact that you get to stay snuggled in your nest all day will do so much more! :)

  8. If I lived closer I would come help you clean. I know that isn't much... considering.....
    Hang in there :D

  9. I came over from Michelles blog. I think I will try that word out! lol

    Also - I would love to send a hat! Do you have any from nevada yet?

  10. YES. YES. YES. I get it. My own health adventure has up and downs ... I get it.

    I am glad you get a day to stay home and relax (or clean ...) All my best and thinking of your little guy, J

  11. I like this word so much I used it in my Twitter description. It just feels kind of nice to say.

    I just stopped by via Michelle (Pixie) You have some beautiful boys. I love the hat mission going on for your Andrew.
    I am thinking of all of you, what an amazing strong beautiful family you are! =)

  12. Dearest Julie,
    As you go through this nightmare of illness with your precious baby boy know that God gets it, we get it, and there is no condemnation (that word is a little like blasphemous?? Did I write that??)for the feelings that you are experiencing at this time. It's good for you to get them out! We all love you and I cannot imagine having the courage and the strength that you have. You are a miracle friend! I am praying for Andrew and for your family to get through this awful time. Hugs and love, Sharon


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