Before I go any further,
Thank you to each and every one of you who donated time, money, effort, items, prayers and well wishes to sissy during, not just the raffle time, but this entire ordeal!!!!! Sissy wanted me to let everyone know she hopes to somehow write a thank you post tomorrow but she also knows there is no way to adequately thank everyone!!!! I'm so blessed to have so many people caring, praying and pulling for my sister.
So, onto the rest of the day. Obviously sissy had to start off the day with some news that she didn't want to hear. However, in true sissy fashion, she dusted herself off, picked herself up and not 20 minutes after I posted this morning, she called me back up saying she was okay. I questioned her, as this was a big change of emotion in such a short time. "I'm bipolar, remember?" was her reply and we couldn't stop laughing.
Our day improved and we all hung out most of the day at our house, SPC baby, SPC!!! Let's see chemo and cancer try to stop us from having Summer Party Central!
One quick serious note. That Sunday morning, almost three weeks ago, when mom had to come into my room and tell me the horrific news, my immediate thought was "I can't do this. I can't go through this again watching my sister suffer. There's no way. We can't do this again. We don't have the strength. We cannot do it." Not that anyone is asking how we do it, but I'm telling you WHY we do it:
We have these two miracle children that make it possible, and even happy, to make life go on. And when I say they are miracle children, I mean it in every sense of the word. Yes, every child is a miracle, but ours are especially so. It is because of these priceless miracles that we are not just going through the motions, but actually LIVING our lives. I thank God for them constantly throughout the day.
Sissy, the kids, and I did a photo shoot this afternoon. I love this picture of Asa and his mum.
Asa totally posed for this one. He's in his Club America (Chivas America?) uniform.
This picture really isn't too particularly good of either sissy or I, Asa took it at an very unflattering angle (hey, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it) but I love it because you can see that sissy is really laughing, not just smiling.
We may all go to the beach tomorrow for the day, we aren't sure. We are going to play it by ear (hey, we are famous for making plans and changing them 10 minutes later) but we do know that we will be spending the entire weekend together....... as usual.
I hope you all have a wonderful three day weekend and don't forget to hug your loved ones extra long or tell them how much they mean to you. One thing that mom said after cancer invaded our family again, "we can't use this to bring us any closer, we're already as close as a family can get." Truer words were never spoken.