Thank you to everyone who prayed for my platelet count to come up! All my blood levels were good today so we started round 6! I am home now and resting until I go back tomorrow morning for day 2. Everyone asks how I am feeling. I feel like I've had toxic chemicals pumped into my body! I feel like I am sick all over, and I am very tired; but thankfully I am not having any of the weird side effects related to electrolyte imbalance!
My girls were catching up on my blog yesterday and were not happy about the recent melancholy posts. So, this is for you girls!
Dear Ashley, Sarah, David, and Sydneyann,
Sorry for the recent melancholy posts, but you know how I am. It's in the genes! I just wanted to let you know that I plan to live to be 84! (Why 84? I don't know!) We will share so many Thanksgiving turkeys (and tofurkeys!) together, and years of Christmas cookie making. I plan to be at Ashley's graduation shouting just as loudly as I did at David and Sarah's graduation (and would have at Sydneyann's if it hadn't been cancelled by the ice storm!). I will be there when you walk down the aisle and marry the man of your dreams, and I will be holding your hand (if you want me to) as you labor and give birth to my grandchildren. We will continue to travel the world, making memories, learning new things, and sharing the love of Christ along the way. I will text you random thoughts, and send you Halloween treat boxes. We will dream dreams, share secrets, dry each other's tears, and make crazy videos. I will be your biggest cheer leader, celebrating your every success! I will pray for you every day. I am so thankful for the gift of being your mother. I am cancer-free and plan to stay that way!! Just so you know.