The boys, mainly Carson, got right to work with the package of pipe cleaners. As I look at these pictures I am trying to figure out why Carson will wear these pipe cleaner glasses for three hours at the hospital, but refuses to wear his REAL glasses at home or school...
Carson was so proud of the cancer ribbon he made.
Fu manchu while eating.
Carson created this. I love 8 year olds.
I think the main reason they like to come here is to roll around on the Plasma cars. Somehow I missed getting a photo of Kate, she was a bit elusive today.
Clara didn't want to sit up, but I still wanted a family picture.
I just have to say all I really wanted to do today was pack my family up in the Suburban and go home with them. I want to go back to doing their laundry, fixing their meals, waking them up in the morning and kissing them good night. I don't want Clara to hurt anymore. I want her to run, and jump and play instead of being confined and hooked up to IV's and monitors.
But, it is all going to take time and patience. Thank goodness that the four children I am away from are so resilient! It's such a blessing and does make it easier that instead of clinging to my leg they're bolting to the door. This too shall pass and we will all be together again.
The past couple of days have been difficult for Clara. More good days are just around the corner, I have to keep reminding myself. She really is being so strong and putting up a fight! Thank you for all of the prayers...they are being heard and answered in many ways we don't even realize.