Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Back in Memphis - 1 yr. 3 months

It's been a long day. Longer than I really expected emotionally. I never can fully prepare myself for this.  Because honestly, each time is different.

Kayla and Denny have safely arrived to St. Jude. The magical walls of happiness and hope have embraced our family once again.

Luckily for Anthony, he got to spend the night at a friends house last night and wasn't up and on the freeway at 4am like the rest of his family! Seriously... I don't know what I would do without my friends!!! Not only did he get to spend the night, but he got pancakes in the morning AND he got to sleep with a flashlight.  It was the perfect distraction.

Driving away is never easy.  This was the first time without Anthony sobbing in the back seat about how scared he is and how it isn't fair.  This was the first time I drove away in silence and it pretty much set the mood for my day.  The bay area was finally getting the rain it's been begging for and I welcomed it.

Tonight, Kayla opened up the letters sent along with her from her classmates. Encouraging letters filled with love and hope! She LOVED them so so much. It was a wonderful surprise.  After reading each and every one, she decided to go and grab a movie from the lobby downstairs in the Grizzly House.

There are no coincidences.

Tomorrow Kayla will have a very long day filled with tests. I am a little confused as to what time her first MRI will be because they changed the schedule recently.  Denny is trying to study and do his homework now that Kayla is asleep and I just don't want to interrupt. We know what is happening. We know all of the tests being done. Please just send lots of positive thoughts and prayers.  I will post tomorrow with how the day went. We don't expect any results until Thursday.  But we will have some answers tomorrow.

Good night to all of you and THANK YOU. I don't know what I would do if I felt alone.... and I don't. So, thank you.


  1. God Bless your family

  2. Sending positive thoughts for the best results ever and a happy girl! Much love to your family.

  3. You are so not alone, wishing for the best results on Thursday...thinking of you! Our nephew just finished 3.5yrs of treatment at Duke for leukemia, another brave warrior winning the fight on cancer! Love, The Byers Family

  4. You are not alone...Please know that Much love and many prayers are with you. Your little girl is very brave but never forgot Mom that she got it from it YOU so lets give a special Whoo Hoo to you ( and of course your husband and son) Hang in there Mama!

  5. Candle lit in the kitchen window, healing, loving thoughts are with Kayla and the family from PA. So with you in spirit. Love, hugs, AuntieAnn

  6. I am sending prayers Kayla's way! Betty Criesco

  7. Lots of prayers to her and the whole family

  8. Sending more prayers from Chico Ca :). It's gonna be a good report!!!