Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Feeling Good, Nina Simone

Listen while you read.

We got great news from Mama's doctor yesterday. Her lymph nodes were clear and the mass on her thyroid is benign. She has four more chemo treatments (should take about 9 weeks to complete) which will begin in mid-may. Knowing that her treatments and surgery have done their job makes all of the pain and the yuck so much easier to bear. We are 'feeling good' right now.

My J.T. loves this song. He sings to it using a hand-weight for a microphone and some serious boy-uncoordinated dance moves. I need to videotape him so I can embarrass him during those crucial teenage years.

While we are thrilled with this news, today is an emotional day for us for another reason. My brother would have turned 44 today. It is most difficult on my parents, these milestones when we miss him the most. We will be together as a family tonight. My parents, brother and sister will go to the place where we placed his ashes and just be. Peaceful, grieving, comforting.... together.

Thank you for all of your support.

7 comments:

Akinogal said...

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kristen said...

Thinking of you all. my husband lost his only sister and she is always remembered in their family.

peppermintpatcher said...

It seems perfectly right that your mum should get good news at the time of her son's birth.

Fairlie said...

So good to hear your Mom got good news!

Thinking of you today as your family get together to remember your brother.

bluemountainsmary said...

One of my all time favourite songs.

So happy about your mother. Really truly happy.

And mindful of the sadness you are feeling too - a great big hug to you and yours.

Aunty Evil said...

I am so glad you've had good news regarding your mum. You must be all very happy and relieved.

Sending warm thoughts your way for your brother's birthday. Being together as a family today will make a hard occasion easier.

Danielle said...

I'm sorry this is late but wanted to comment. I am so happy for all of you and especially for your mumma. I too think an angel watched over you and delivered this news with pergect timing.

Much loves,

Danielle

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