|Amazing geometric fish art hanging in the school hall, by Owen.|
Owen had his second round of this new Chemo. That is the best we have right now. It wasn't our favorite week of side effects after, but we also didn't know that we weren't really facing just side effects....in addition he had C-diff (if you have had a hospital bound or immunocompromised family member you know this term, if not the Internet will tell you more). He was so sick.
|A common scene in the back seat of the car. We keep plenty of pillows and blankets for a comfortable ride for him.|
|Just before the scan began. He is amazingly patient and can handle lying still for a long time.|
While driving home from work, I was thinking (that is what a commute is good for). Life has so many parts, pieces, days, possibilities, and varieties. Life goes on all around us. In reality we only touch on a tiny part of the vast amount of possible scenarios our lives could take on. In my mind I knew and I felt like there were millions of people who had no idea of my scenario. So many whose lives would never touch into a situation similar to mine or have understanding of how it is to live with a sick child. And likewise I would never fully understand other's scenarios of life. It made me think. I didn't really have a moral of the story or an AH HA moment quote that came out of the thought. Mostly I just find myself amazed to know how big this world really is and how small we ultimately are as part the big picture. I am grateful that I have an understanding of why I'm here, where I'm going and what forever means to me. Not having a purpose in this world would be awful. I'm grateful everyday for an understanding of the gospel, families and individual worth. I expect that driving alone in the car will bring many more thoughts, and hopefully help me make the best decisions for myself and my family.
Despite some discomfort of his hip, feeling tired and overwhelmed at times, Owen has been able to be in school. Of course it's only the start of the school year, but already way better attendance than last year.
|1st day of school picture.|
|Already filling the halls with artwork and writing.|