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What started out as a site to update on our daughter's cancer has thankfully grown into a site to update on our beautiful family of four. Enjoy our journey...

Thursday, April 26, 2007


I SWEAR, just as I get up...I get knocked down!

My day was going fairly well. It was hard to stay away from Charli all day, but I did! Charli had a good night. She went down for a late evening nap, and ended up staying down for the night. It was the first time she slept in her 'clothes' and not her PJ's! She actually had a pretty good night. I am not sure if it was because she was feeling better, or if it was because when she woke up at 10:00 we decided to feed her...either way :-)

Then, I got home from work and BAM. Chad lead me into her room and pointed down to her bed. There is, all over. It broke my heart, it was so real. Up until now I have noticed that it has been breaking off and her 'bald' spot is showing again...but I hadn't really accepted the fact that the chemo was showing. Hard to explain, unless you have been there - glad your not!

Just a reminder - the benefit is this weekend. Not sure if I will post before then or not. Thank you to those who have purchased shirts and bracelets...they are going like "hot cakes"!!

*everyone please say a prayer for my niece Macey. She is stuck in the Kearney hospital with phenomena :-( I know that her mom is bummed that they can’t make it back for the benefit, and so are we. But, they are exactly where they need to be!

I promise to post lots of pictures from the benefit!

I got this song in an email from someone who has been helping us through this time. She is always good for a listening ear, a compassionat word of encouragement, and just an understand voice of reason. We appreciate all your help Jennifer!
He's My Son
By Mark Schultz

I'm down on my knees again tonight
I'm hoping this prayer will turn out right
See there is a boy that needs your help
I've done all that I can do myself
His mother is tired
I'm sure you can understand
Each night as he sleeps
She goes in to hold his hand
And she tries not to cry
As the tears fill her eyes

Can you hear me?
Am I getting through tonight?
Can you see him?
Can you make him feel all right?
If you can hear me
Let me take his place somehow
See, he's not just anyone
He's my son

Sometimes late at night I watch him sleep
I dream of the boy he'd like to be
I try to be strong and see him through
But God who he needs right now is You
Let him grow old
Live life without this fear
What would I be
Living without him here
He's so tired and he's scared
Let him know that You're there


Can you hear me?
Can you see him?
Please don't leave him
He's my son


Anonymous said...

Prayers for Macy are being said. May God continue to give you stregnth and courage as you and Chad love little Charli through this. grma p

AndreaChad said...

Happy 9 month birthday Charli Ann!!! We will see you tomorrow. Have a good evening!