Sunday, July 17, 2011

Spokane just got 7 new residents

Posing before church today. Clara was pretty devastated she had to stay behind.
All 7 of us are relieved to be in the same zip code again. The decision to stay together from here on out brings peace and contentment to all of us. We're all up for the adventure. 

The pioneers lived in one bedroom homes without electricity and running water. Surely we can do it with both of those luxuries. My sanity may be running a little low once the kids start spending more time indoors, but we'll just continue to take it a day at a time. 

Clara is on day 11 post chemo, within that 10-14 days when fevers usually come. So far so good. She is doing awesome! This morning she said to me, "I'm not gonna throw up today, mom." And she didn't. First time in a week. I think that's all behind us till the next round starts on the 26th.

She's got a week to pack in all the fun with her brothers and sister till she has to be back in the hospital. At least now they can come and visit her every day. It will be so nice. 

And the saying, "absence make the heart grow fonder"? It's totally true.


Brittany said...

So incredibly happy for your family. What a great word for it -- adventure. Our prayers continue to be with you and Clara. Thanks for being willing to keep us all up to date on how you are doing.

VanessaSmith said...

I am so happy for you! It must have been so hard to be apart.

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Karen said...

That picture is worth more than one can express...a true testament to our Sunbeam lessons these last few Sundays about families:) Please tell Kate that Sister Landoni does and will miss her but am so happy that she is with her little sister and mama...:) Our last Sunday together she wanted to be held and stayed very close to was another testament to me of how privileged we are to be teachers and involved in such precious little lifes. I am always here if you guys need me for anything, don't hesitate to let me know if there is anything I can do:)

Alayne said...

I love your sweet family! Thanks for sharing your journey and your amazing outlook on life. You (and) your family are truly inspiring!