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Monday, October 30, 2006

Life Is Good

Since the end of Henry's Chemo treatments we have basically been laying low and making the most out of this respite. Henry, by and large, has been feeling terrific. We took great pleasure in a beautiful sunset dolphin-watch cruise (courtesy of an orchestra member from WEST SIDE STORY), and, while Henry enjoyed a sleep-over, Mama and Dad luxuriated in an evening out. Since we expect to be in the ICU for our wedding anniversary, some gracious friends arranged VIP treatment at a lovely restaurant overlooking the sound (and did I mention, our local oysters are wonderful...especially when poached in champagne).

Mostly, though, we've just been savoring our normalcy: simple dinners, doing homework, and delighting in the joys of an enchanting early fall. Few things have been as comforting as cuddling together and watching the Disney Channel with a big bowl of popcorn. Family, friends and various institutions have continued to provide moral (and sometimes financial) support. It has been a very special time.

This week has brought a more hectic pace. With Dad's work gearing up full again, a big school science project, and last-minute Halloween preparations, we must prepare for the big hospital visit coming up.

Next week starts a new chapter. We are anxious, frightened, and hopeful. And we are ready.


Blogger Grandma said...

Henry, What a surprise to see you and your Mom's picture on your blog. You both look so great. Sounds like you have had a break from Lamar, I am so thankful. Tell your Mom thanks for the note from her. I'm glad prayers are being answered and they are still going. Went to see Penton last week, he was so busy decorating for Halloween he hardly knew I was there. Scottie was busy on a conference call, Shane was taking care of the house and anyone who came by.
Love & Prayers,
Grandma Dot

6:55 PM  
Anonymous Sharon Maifeld said...

What a fabulous picture! I'm so glad you've been able to enjoy your days. No family deserves it more than you guys! I'm thinking good thoughts and am with you every step of the way. Love and kisses from the Pacific Northwest! X0, Sharon

10:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Henry! Hope you had a wonderful Halloween. I would love to hear all about it. I love you, Lil Cent

9:17 PM  

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