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.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Hats: a somewhat wintery edition

Time for more hats!! 
 I save each card, each picture, and all of your kind notes.
  They mean so much. 
I will keep them forever.

Now to begin.
Andrew has received a few winter hats along the way. 
They were too warm to wear when they initially arrived. 
However, the time has come.

We have also received many new ballcaps from various places.
Thank you!

"Mr. Froggy" has become popular headwear in the neighborhood.
(John's friend made him.)

Alberta, Canada sent this along with a ballcap back in October.
It has been cold lately, so he can finally wear it. :)

When we were in Houston, back in July,
Mississippi sent us a winter cap in addition to a ballcap.
Have you been to Houston in July?
The thought of putting it on his head made me sweat.
We had to save this one.
It's perfect now :)

Alaska!!  Cold enough to be in the "winter edition,"
even as a ballcap.

San Miguel Allende, Mexico

not so wintery...


Another one from Australia.

 and London, England
(a bonus from Alaska. Her friend just returned from England and brought this back for Andrew.)

Thank you all for the sweet hats and extra goodies that accompany them!!

We are grateful.


  1. I especially love the froggy hat with its tongue!

  2. Glad the winter ones are coming in handy. They just look so soft! =>

  3. Aw. What a cutie. That frog hat is great!

  4. This is darling. Andrew is quite the stylish young fellow :)

  5. Just to let you know that we are still thinking of your guys all the time.,
    The finish line is in sight and we look forward to the joyous day that your family finally cross it.

  6. Love the hats and the model is so cute, too. :)))

  7. I love all of them! And I especially love the adorable hat model! xoxoxo


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