October 17th we finally left the hospital. It was 2 days short of being there for 6 weeks. I knew I only had 7 to 10 days before Kristen and i would have to return to the hospital to start round 2 of chemotherapy. We had a quick family picture taken, also a new niece, Sara, was born on October 21st. Kristen was exited to hold her.
I created this blog when my sweet little girl, Kristen, was diagnosed with cancer, for the third time. After fighting for almost 3 years Kristen was called home to that same God who gave her life. I've contemplated on many occasions rather I should quit this blog or not. Each time I am inspired that I should not. One of my favorite quotes comes from Neal A. Maxwell- "Those who "plow in hope" not only understand the law of the harvest but they also understand what growing seasons are all about. True, those with genuine hope may see their proximate circumstances shaken like a kaleidoscope at times, yet with the "Eye of faith" they still see divine design." Kristen blessed lives and continues to do so. Her light continues to shine. As for me, I continue to "plow in hope" knowing well that Kristen is mine for eternity. Families can be together forever! This I know. Our family continues to live and to love and this is our story...
Saturday, October 11, 2008
5 weeks this monday! We are still here in the hospital. I get stir crazy at times, but I have been working on taxes, as I filed an extension and it is due this upcoming week. At least I can go for a walk or leave for a couple of hours, But Kristen has been in that bed for 5 weeks! She looks out the window occasionally and there is the walk from the bed to the bathroom about every 4 hours. I can no longer whine that I am still here! Kristen has been pretty good. We are waiting for her white count to come up then we can go home for a few days before starting round #2.