Monday, February 22, 2010

Blah Monday

Ally continued through the night and most of the day today with belly pain. I really don't know why this happens...I guess just all of the medications. She didn't go to school, but by mid-afternoon it was almost as if a light switch went off and all the sudden she felt better. I knew things were good when I suggested having a tea party with Carly and she went upstairs and dressed about ten of her stuffed animals for the "party". I love that. So much of Ally is adult-like....she has to deal with so many "big things" that I find myself even treating her like an adult half the time. I shouldn't forget that she is eight. So today we happily made all kinds of tea concoctions out of grape juice, apple juice, and cranberry juice. Maybe I got a few calories into her because she is still NOT EATING. I keep threatening her with the appetite stimulant medication, but nothing makes her eat.
We have been furiously working on a project for school for about two weeks now. She is presenting an oral report/poster on Egypt on Wednesday and I think she has had fun with it. She is anxious to go to school tomorrow to hopefully see some other kids present their countries. It is always good when she has something to look forward to. And by this evening, I actually heard her singing in the shower. I know it is a little thing, but I seriously NEVER get tired of the little things anymore. I am so grateful for moments like that.

Tonight I am sad for my college roommate and wonderful friend Lisa. Her mother died of cancer about nine years ago. And now her father is battling a brain tumor and has very little time left. I cannot fathom losing both my parents, not at our age...or really ever. Like me, she also blogs about her experience. And she is a beautiful, beautiful writer. (Her degree was in journalism). Say a prayer for her Dad Bill...and for her. Her blog address is here if you are interested in following along. They could use all the support that they can get.


  1. a fabulous afternoon, what a gift! hope she enjoys today and all of the presentations.

  2. Cancer - when will we find a cure?!?!?

  3. I just read that Lisa's dad passed away today. I am sad for her, but have faith he is in a better place, just like your mom. So glad you had a tea party and some singing today. Ella's favorite song is "when the saints come marching in" and I think it's because she knows there are lots of people watching over her, just like they watch over Ally and all of you.

  4. Fairbrook raised over $4000.00 with their recent Pennies for Patients drive for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I hope that all the Beavercreek schools were able to raise lots too! I thought you would be happy to hear the big total (either 4200 or 4400, not sure which).We are so fortunate to live in a community with schools that teach our kids about life and how to be compassionate, caring, hard-working, and giving members of the world in which we live.I love BEavercreek Schools!