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.
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.