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Our family of 6 (dad Adam, mom Sherry, big sister Abby and little brothers Isaac and Brady -- who was born on December 14, 2010) joined the ranks of pediatric cancer fighters when our 4-year old son Logan was diagnosed with a dangerous and highly malignant form of brain cancer in mid-August 2010. Logan's cancer journey began abruptly on Sunday, August 15, when his right eye suddenly turned inward during dinner. Twenty-four hours later, we were checking into Children's Hospital Oakland and finding out that life sometimes takes you places you'd never, ever imagine yourself going.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Today's the Day

Just a quick entry as I bustle around getting ready for our new housekeeper's maiden visit and for my trip to CHO with Abby, Isaac and Brady a little later.

Adam called earlier to let me know that today is the day: Logan is going to be discharged this afternoon. After 50 days in the hospital, he's finally coming home.

This time is different of course, because he's finished with his rigorously brutal treatment protocol, so there's no check-in date on the calendar. We're merely left to pray like mad that he's healed, that the cancer is gone and that it will never, ever return.

The whole idea leaves me breathless and tearful at once. I've used this well-worn cliche before, but I really and truly can't put the emotion into words. I just can't.

I'll leave you with this: As I was straightening some items on the buffet in my dining room a few minutes ago, I spied the stones that my lovely friend Barbara gave me many months ago. There are 10 to 15 of them, and each is imprinted with a word intended for meditation - faith, pray, wisdom, tranquility, gratitude, and the like. What was printed on the two I happened to see? 'Healing' and 'Hope'. How's that for a day like today? Needless to say, I slipped one into each of my pockets and there they'll be as we begin life anew as a complete family.

If I made you cry, I'm sorry; I made myself cry, too.

10 comments:

  1. We are always thinking and praying for you and your entire family Sherry, especially Logan. I am so happy to hear that he is coming home. Where he belongs!! Extra special prayers for a clean MRI on Thursday. Much love and hugs.

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  2. Very joyful for you today! It's a good feeling.

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  3. God is so good. Only beLIeVE!

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  4. Sherry, I have to admit that I am not one to pray on a regular basis but know that I do pray for Logan, you and your family constantly. Will continue to do so. Hugs and love!

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  5. You did make me cry, but I love it. Praying over and over, "healing" and "hope".
    No kidding you, I had a dream last night that Derek and I came over for a playdate with Logan. Now I've never been to your house, but I"m assuming that's where we were because Logan was showing Derek hundreds of cars in his collection and Derek was in amazement. Logan was still sparse in the hair department but the boys were playing like nothing was ever wrong! I am also praying that this is a dream that could become reality.
    Praying strong.
    Hugs.

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  6. What wonderful words to read, Sherry!! God is so good, and He is so faithful! Our prayers continue for all of you.

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  7. Very happy you will ALL be home as a family. Hope you will sleep peacefully by his side tonight.

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  8. So happy to hear you will all be home together as a family again!!! Praying for all of you and especially for Logan's health.

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  9. I'm so happy for you to have Logan home again! I'm sure you are all overjoyed to be all together again.

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