Yesterday I got a reality check as I read my friend Emilie's blog. Her sarcoma cancer is back after the birth of her 2nd child. Her baby is only a few weeks old and she's being told that her cancer is back and has spread. I felt my whole word halt to a stop as I read that her world has just cracked. Tears poured down my face as I imagined her facing her worst fear. Thinking about a life for her boys that she may not be in. (Here is her blog: http://lemmondrops.blogspot.com/)
My entire day changed. I stoped cleaning the house and worrying about the yard. I hugged my children and took them on a picnic at the park. I let them get dirty without scolding them. Evelyn dug in the dirt and Wyatt ate a small rock. They ate french fries and gulped down soda. We had a bubble bath party in the tub upon returning and finished the afternoon with Sesame Street video. Before I put Evelyn down for a nap she said, "We had a really good day today, Mom". Tears came to my eyes and I agreed and gave her an extra kiss and hug.
I know Emilie and her family will be on my mind quite a bit as she battles this cancer for the 2nd time. I have to believe in the power of prayer. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.