The Happy List (sort of)

Happy Friday! This has been a busy week and I’m so glad it’s over. I’ll be spending the day trying to get ready for Henry’s birthday that I, of course, have procrastinated about. What are you up to?

A few scenes from the week….

Henry turned 2 yesterday. The family celebration is this weekend but we couldn’t let the big day pass without a cupcake. I love how big sister is “helping out” with the candles.

Yesterday’s other excitement was Caroline’s cast coming off. She said it felt “interesting.” I have to say she was pretty amazing with one hand – her left, at that.

We had some major unhappy news last week. During a routine colonoscopy, a tumor was found on my mom’s pancreas. Yes, it’s cancer. And not a good one.

This week we had some better news, if not necessarily happy. The oncologist told us there are “lots of options.” She described all of the various chemotherapies and drug trials on this unconventional white board.

What did make me happy: My entire family rallying together to support my wonderful, fabulous mother (you should see us all squeezed in the exam room) and show how much they love her.

And then I learned that mini muffins are excellent for stress eating. :)

What made you happy this week?


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  1. says

    What terrifying news but how inspiring that your family is so tight and supportive. I know that must have really given your mom strength. Please keep us posted on her progress. Would be my joy to pray for your family.

    Caroline is the cutest. I LOVE her haircut. Just precious.

    And happy second birthday to Henry! Yayyy.

  2. says

    I’m so sorry about your mom! It is good news that the doctor said there’s lots of options – I hope that the treatment she chooses will be very effective! I love that your family has been supporting her and loving on her.

  3. says

    Oh, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. That just breaks my heart. We went through breast cancer with my mom several years ago, and I think just hearing that word sends me into a panic. I hope that everything will run smoothly for her. You guys will become so much closer as a family, I know that, since we did the same. I will keep you all in my prayers.

  4. says

    Oh Stephanie. I’m so sorry to hear about your Mum. I trust she’ll get the right treatment and be okay. I was going to say who’s that little boy in the picture. What? 2? Are you kidding me? Where’s the time gone? They are both so cute.

    Anne xx

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