First of all I'd like to thank you for the prayers sent up for my niece, Michele.
On Tuesday, while she was receiving another round of chemo, she text me( I was at the hospital with my hubby while he was getting a procedure done).
Michele was so excited!!!
Her tumor count had gone from 224 down to 8.7 as of Tuesday!
That means Michele has one more round of chemo, then she starts on the maintenance drugs.
As long as the tumors stay where they are...don't grow, or spread, she can stay on the maintenance drugs. It gives her more time with her babies.
She is over the moon with joy!
Michele has to be very careful of fractures because of the bone cancer in the spine, and hip.
Also, infections, and all of the other precautions that go along with cancer patients.
It's just so wonderful that Michele can breath a sigh of relief, and know that all of the trials that she's gone through so far have been worth it.
Later that night I started to think about how fragile life is. Like fine china.
It can be such a beautiful thing...but we must treat it with care.
Over time, some pieces become worn, and chipped. We still love the old pieces, but take extra care with them to keep them safe.
Some pieces are difficult, if not impossible to replace.
Time is such a precious thing, but we are so careless with it.
There are people who beg for just a few last breaths....and we squander our days.
We complain about the hours we have to spend doing things we dislike, when others would LOVE to have the time to do the same things we are able to do.
Time doesn't seem important, until you know you don't have much left.
There are moments that I wish I could preserve like roses under glass.
The first time my daughters looked me in the eye, and said I love you momma.
When a grandchild takes your hand and kisses it.
When your husband pulls you to himself in his sleep.
When I first realized the meaning of I John 1:9.
There are the things that I think Michele will want to remember, and look forward to.
Like...the scents of her children's hair, their clothes.
Her daughter's first dance class.
Her son's first ball game.
Their first day of school.
And all of those things that come later on......
That's why she works so hard to get well.
Michele never gives up hope.
She has a strong will, and a strong faith.
He will never leave us or forsake us.
He will be with us...always.
During my own struggles with a brain tumor, crohns disease, a perforated bowel, and uterine cancer I was assured of this one thing.