Sunday, November 13, 2011

Busy weekend

We had such a wonderful weekend.  On Friday, Aunt Theresa came over with Ty's cousins James and Ryan.  The way all the boys played together made me wish so much that Ty and Gavin had a bunch of older siblings to keep them entertained and laughing all day long.  I hardly had to do anything all day!  It was amazing!  And, Ty was more motivated to scoot across the floor and be active with his cousins which was great for his physical therapy.  He even wanted to take a bath, a rarity, because his cousins were taking one with Gavin.  He hopped in and really enjoyed it.  My house was totally destroyed, but it was also filled with roaring laughter.  It was great. 

My sister slept over that night and after we put the kids down we stayed up late with a bottle of wine.  We talked about family and friends and so many other silly things... but surprisingly, we didn't talk about cancer.  At least, not too much.  I am at the beginning of some very big changes in my life, and it is wonderful.  Slowly but surely, we are all healing and we are all finding our way into "normal" life again (whatever that means).  I will never be the same person, and I think I will have to learn to live with a new and permanent stress/anxiety that I never even knew before August 2010, but that's okay.  I am better for it.  I recently saw a necklace that was engraved with the word "remember" and then in flipped up to read, "breathe".  It seemed so fitting considering how I feel all the time :)  Just remember to breathe.  Things will be okay.

Saturday afternoon we headed down to Fordham University to cheer on our favorite football team.  Ty was the honorary "team captain" and he led the team out onto the field.  He also flipped the coin to kick off the game.  It was so great.  We were originally scheduled to do this at the West Point game two weeks ago, but that game was played in the midst of the huge snowstorm and we couldn't get out there.  We were going to give it a try, but in hindsight we are so lucky we didn't get on those mountain roads, we may have ended up stranded on Bear Mountain!  I'm so glad it worked out the way it did, anyway, because Saturday was the most perfect day for football. The sun was shining, the leaves on the trees were falling lightly in the wind, and we didn't even need jackets.

All of the guys on the team seem so mature.  They treat our little man with such respect, it's so adorable.  I was hoping that Ty would bring them some better luck this season, but so far he hasn't helped them win many games.  This will be a long-term relationship, though, and it's only our first season with the team.  I'm sure we will see Fordham's record improve continuously as Ty gets more and more involved, because we all know that Ty is the luckiest kid in the world these days ;)

After the game yesterday, Lou's mom and dad threw him a belated birthday party and invited some of his best and oldest friends over for some late night snacks and cake.  Ty and Gavin were such good boys that night, and it was so fun for me and especially for Lou to catch up with everyone. Especially following such great news about Ty.  Everyone was just buzzing.  The atmosphere is always very different when things aren't going well because we are filled with worry and sadness.  Instead, we were celebrating and all was good.  We laughed and laughed and laughed.

Today was a busy day preparing for our upcoming trip.  I have to get back to packing tonight, so I am going to sign off for now.  I will be posting again before we leave and then, of course, I will have my computer with me and can't wait to share photos with you all.  Fingers crossed that Ty is willing to try out the pool!  It has been so long, and he is so afraid, but I just know once he gets in there it will be so fun for him.  We'll see!  Hugs and kisses.  Goodnight everyone.  


  1. Ty's smile always brightens up my day. Love to see him so happy.

  2. I seen a story about a little boy. Prayers to your family as well as this little boy.

  3. Have an amazing time on your trip. If any family deserves the time away to relax and celebrate, it's definitely all of you. Here's praying for more "normal" days for the Campbells.