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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Today is the DAY by Mom

      So I wake up at 4:30am thinking and praying about this glorious week.  We are having a wonderful week- this is our family Beach Week in Misquamicut, RI.  All our children are down at the beach house we rent with aunties, uncles and cousins.  This is definitely the year of the teens!  There are 9 teens and almost teens-and 7 more little people , what a wonderful sound of laughter and shrieks of joy as waves crash around them.  Becky will post photos she has taken.  Another exciting event was watching our grandson Trevor and his baseball team -Waterford south- win the State Championship in Willimantic, Ct on Sunday.  It was a great birthday gift for Phil- who turned 63 that day-shhhhhh!  Waterford South- now Ct Champions 9-10 year olds- will be heading to Cranston RI next Sunday to play against Maine for the New England Title.

BUT today Becky starts chemo!   She's ready....we are ready ..... but are we really ready???   I do this for a living.  I treat men and women 3 days a week in Florida for various cancers and yet I am nervous- go figure.  Sometimes I feel like we are hiking, marching, struggling up a mountain then just as quickly the path levels out but soon is slopping down and we can't stop the downward slide.  So here I sit waiting for everyone to wake up- thinking STOP....forget this.... let's just go to the beach!!!!!   BUT later this afternoon the drugs that will kill any cancer cells that maybe still hiding in my daughter's body will be doing the job.   I am so thankful for the science and research that has gone before us.

1 comment:

  1. Deb, you are all in my thoughts! What a great way to begin this journey, with family! You are so sweet and loving and best of all you are there, with all of your knowledge and strength you have the hardest job! Try to remember to take care of you too and get out those feelings and emotions "moms" keep to themselves trying to protect everyone else! God bless you and keep all of you safe.