Day 234

Ready or not, the new school year is upon us. Today was spent packing, studying, reading, writing, cooking, and relaxing in preparation for the change we’ll all feel when our alarms beep in the morning. Fresh, crisp outfits are laid out next to backpacks filled with brand new supplies. Lunchboxes are packed and ready in… Continue Reading Day 234

Day 85

It was a good day. It was a great day. When Benjamin feels well, it makes all the difference in the world. Benjamin had a tummyache this morning, but we caught it early, and his Zofran worked immediately. I think his tummy trouble is twofold; it’s a result of reacclimating to chemotherapy, and it’s a product of increasing… Continue Reading Day 85

Day 43

The word of the day is gratitude. There were many moments today during which I felt overwhelmed. Since we’ve been at the clinic every day this week, I felt pressure to get caught up on everything else–schoolwork, housework, research–in one day. This was a ridiculous expectation. My lesson today was very clear: forget the expectations.… Continue Reading Day 43