One Week

22 Jun

Two days ago I had writer’s block, I didn’t feel like there was anything interesting enough going on to write about. Last night I assessed the events over the past week and realized so many things have happened in just one week. A week ago my kids finished school. It was a landmark year for two of my kids because one is now officially going to be a freshman in high school and the other will be a 7th grader in Junior High which leaves my youngest child going into fourth grade and the last one in elementary school. The sad part is that he will no longer be in the same building with either of his siblings for the rest of his school career. Over the weekend my daughter had her dance recital. After a year of hard work learning and perfecting a dance, she had three shows over two days. She did great and was beautiful up on the stage. Three days ago my 9 year old had his second playoff game and lost. It was a great season and he was asked to be on the all star tournament team which made him happy. Unfortunately, we will be on vacation for a few of the games so he won’t be able to join the team this year. Last night my oldest son had his last game of the season. Although they lost by one point in the last inning, he had some great plays and ended on a good note. Add to those events my two boys going to basketball camp daily and my daughter going to a few swimming/birthday parties….well, kids keep you busy!

On a serious note, six days ago, my youngest son had a seizure. It’s only happened once before and it was frightening. It happened in the middle of the night and fortunately my oldest, who shares a room with him, heard him and woke us up. As we watched his little body convulse, I couldn’t help but cry. The following day he was tired but normal. Yesterday he had some brain wave testing done and something was abnormal on the test so today he is having a brain MRI. I am reminded once again of how things can change in an instant. I remember when I got the call that I had cancer, in just one sentence, ten seconds, over the phone my life forever changed. When it’s your child, hearing something bad is even worse. At least with me, I know I have the strength to do what it takes but for my son, I want to be able to fix it for him. Last night after the game we were all in the car driving home and we saw this rainbow.

 I was so thankful because it was a reminder to me that there’s always hope and God always has a plan. In the meantime, I thank all of you for your support and would appreciate prayers! Today I am wearing Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter Balm in Red Velvet. I LOVE these lip butters because they are so moisturizing and have lots of color as well. Loreal also has their version of lip butters which I also like, but the colors are very neutral while Revlon has some bolder colors. I chose Red Velvet because it’s red, also, while we were at the doctor’s office yesterday I was reading a magazine talking about ‘your cupcake personality’. I asked Alex which cupcake fit his personality and he said, “Red Velvet!”


8 Responses to “One Week”

  1. Facing Cancer (@cancer2gether) June 22, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    Beautiful rainbow 🙂 And beautiful photo of your children. My thoughts are going out to your son and your family as he gets his MRI.


    • Anna June 22, 2012 at 11:07 pm #

      Thanks Catherine!

  2. Jo June 22, 2012 at 7:35 pm #

    Thinking of you all and prayers have been said. I am a fan of the Revlon lip butters, as well. They make my lips feel like butter! I also like that they last a long time and the brown is amazing! I forget the name, oops. ♥

    • Anna June 22, 2012 at 11:06 pm #

      Thanks Jo! How did I know you would have a brown color? I own three, Red Velvet, Cherry Tart, and some pink color that I gave my daughter, too light for me!

  3. Kat June 23, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    Anna, I know how scary this must be for you but you have a huge army of friends praying for you and your child. I hope things go well with the MRI. You are a strong person and I know God will see you through this whatever the results. I’m praying the rainbow was a positive sign. XOXO

    • Anna June 24, 2012 at 12:11 am #

      Thanks Kat!

  4. Word Nerd June 24, 2012 at 12:52 am #

    My prayers are with your son. Like Kat said, you have a lot of people pulling for you and yours, and I hope you can feel that. ♥

    • Anna June 24, 2012 at 7:56 am #

      Thank you Beth!

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