This morning after Clara's radiation, the mail came. Our very favorite time of day. Thank you for sending so many fun things our way. Everything is so appreciated. I hope that you can feel the love we have for all of you as you give so much of your hearts to us. Thank you just doesn't seem to do it. We are learning so much from the generosity of friends, family and new friends. And the thoughts and prayers sent heavenward for Clara and our family are undoubtedly the reason we have the strength to carry on.
This dress came in a package for Clara today. I suggested that we change her into the dress and she emphatically said, "No, Kate wear it." She has a very keen eye for things that Kate likes. Well, with some coaxing I got her to put it on and she traipsed through the halls showing it off.
It was so beautiful outside today, finally some summer weather! We went out on the terrace and I sat down on the little bench and was enjoying the sun's rays. Clara resumed her favored position at the railing by the window. Elbows, on the rail and hands up on her cheeks. She loves to look down below at the park and see the swings and slide at the playground. Cutest thing ever. How can I not take a picture every single time?!
Tomorrow is her last radiation treatment. The plan is to discharge her tomorrow, but that will all depend on how she is doing. Her counts are pretty low right now so we shall see if it happens. The home health came by today and trained me on flushing her Hickman line and giving the neupogen injections. I knew I should have been a nurse!
Here are my summer lovin' kids back at home tonight before bed. I miss those days at the pool. And I miss having us all together all the time. I vow to never take for granted normalcy ever again. Each day is a gift, trite and cliche? Maybe. But, we will be stronger as a family because of this and are learning lessons to take us into eternity, together.
Not one of the trials and tribulations we face is beyond our limits, because we have access to help from the Lord. We can do all things through Christ, who strengthens us.