|Alex often supports Ben during his treatments. More often I'm finding Gigi in the pile as well.|
Ben was treated to a mystery surprise. I don't know how, but he received a get well letter from the St. Louis Cardinals. It was a truly bright spot in a crummy time for him.
We're taking things one
treatment day at a time, but hope to be with some extended family for Thanksgiving. There I'll remember my blessings, that often show themselves in the sweet pairings of words from these amazing beings I'm privileged to help grow.
At dinner Gigi offered, "Next time I'll have a pickle sandwich but without pickles. I don't like pickles."
Gigi had a fever and was uncooperative in having her temperature taken.
Gigi: But I'm not sick!
Mom: Good, then you can clean up the toys.
Gigi: Well, maybe I'm a little bit sick.
I had just dropped the boys off at school when Gigi exclaimed, "Oh Benny! What are we going to do with him?"
Thinking he'd left his backpack behind I asked, "What do you mean?"
She replied, "He's just growing up so fast. He'll get married and...(shocked whisper) will he have kids?"
"I don't know, will you have kids?" I asked.
Gigi predicted, "When I'm grown? Of course, I will! I'll grow a baby in my belly and then I'll be Mom. And I'll let my kids clean up their room. And I'm going to teach my baby how to walk. I need to make a plan because I don't have a bed for her or any things like diapers."
Gigi (sad to be the only one not sharing a bedroom): I just want another human in my room. And not just a dog, or a doll, or a stuffed animal, like a sister or a mommy.
Alex (after thinking too long about hunting): Sometimes I don't like people which is weird because I am people.
|As seen in the school hallway|
Remember your blessings and pray for peace. I've started doing this every night at 8 pm (my phone alarms and reads, "Airway tx and pray for peace"). Join me? I also pray we'll all find time for the important things this season of reflection.