Izzy’s Story

Hospital beds are one-size-fits-all, you know. That's why you can't see her in this picture. But she is there, hidden within the white that engulfs her. I knew something was wrong when I took her to the Emergency Room Sunday.  A sharp pain, I told them. It's nothing, they said. I knew it still when …

The Gift of Time

If you haven't already heard or read somewhere I'm happy to share with you that we received great news from Izzy's scans and most other tests this month. She is still No Evidence of Disease and while that doesn't mean the disease is gone it means they are still not seeing any evidence of it …

Rainbows

It is early Monday morning and I lay awake next to Izzy who is peacefully still asleep. We arrived to the hospital last night to begin preparations for the infusion that will begin in just a few hours. It is her fifth and final round of antibody. Our last round of treatment. It goes without …

May It Be

As I write this entry my children are off at Vacation Bible School being entirely more normal than we have been in a long time. Not working at the church anymore, I left and went for a run and came to Starbucks still not completely believing this seemingly perfect morning is my own. It feels …

Patient

I've tried to write this entry at least a half a dozen times but my thoughts are so non-cohesive that it always turns out as hopeless ramblings of darkness. Needless to say this eleven day hospital stay has been difficult. In my mind I had prepared to write about how the doctor's warning about this …