We want to thank everyone who has supported us in our journey these past four weeks. So many have visited, helped with errands, played with the kids, contributed financially, and prayed fervently. You are blessing us so deeply and allowing us to focus on life, not the things that distract us from life.
Today I received a sweet card from my coworkers and want to publicly thank them. A simple thank you card just won’t do, this deserves, at the very least, its own blog post! I work at our local hospital’s breast center; I’m not naming names (hellooooo, HIPAA!) but you ladies, and lone gentleman, know who you are. There are nearly 50 of us there. Turnover is incredibly low because we’re like family. Sure, there are days when tensions run high. But then there are days when we can’t imagine working any other way but together. We make a difference. We get married, have babies, experience loss, and celebrate victories. And the doctors on site are the best around. They treat us like equals, put our patients first, and host epic Christmas parties. Sorry if you’re getting jealous. It’s just that awesome.
Working there is why I’m relatively calm in this storm. (And Jesus is helping me stay calm, but ya’ll knew that. Had to give a quick shout out to the Big Guy). We see cancer almost daily. Our patients beat it. Often. And sometimes they don’t. We know how important support is. We know how fragile emotions can be. We know the overwhelming feeling of navigating the appointments and insurance. We get through it. Together. I know, so cheesy. But true. All of it. I love these girls. And guy.
Thank you for the donation, too. While it may end up getting used for something uber practical, it is currently being saved for our main bucket list item – a trip back to Simon’s homeland of Texas. At this point, we would probably need to hire a nurse and take a private plane to schlep all the medical equipment. It would be totally worth it for him to see the many friends and family that knew him long before I did. So we hope and dream for that trip. It gives us something fun to look forward to if we can reach a stable place with Simon’s health.
I’ll end with a selfie of us. We kinda have a lot of free time right now.