Saturday, December 5, 2009

hello out there . .

The Wingards are out and about in the world
Concrete dinosaurs are so fun, and so anc-friendly. Every town needs one.

Am I scared or cold?

Driving through Hartwood Acres Celebration of Lights. It was a HUGE hit with the kids. We'll definitely be back.

Hello again, faithful friends. Thanks for following the blog, and for continuing to keep us in your prayers. I apologize for not posting for such a long time. After taking a few breaks from the blog, I decided it was good for me to have some time away from the processing that's necessary to update here, and to write about our life. When life is busy with the activities of caring for two young children, I am often able to keep cancer out of my mind. Blogging requires an acknowledgment of the situation that is good, but can be difficult to do over and over. I don't ever go very long without thinking about Maren's leukemia and the accompanying "what-ifs" (maybe 4-5 hours, longer if I'm sleeping), but recently I have felt better about keeping that thought process to a minimum. I will continue to post, and I think it may take some time to get back to posting regularly, but I do want to do it. I love that so many people care enough to stay updated, and watch my little girl get stronger every day. And I owe you a huge thanks for all the prayers during Maren's Delayed Intensification. We actually did make it through with zero ER visits. Yay. Maren is now about 1/2 of the way through Interim Maintenance II, and about 4 weeks away from starting Long Term Mainentance. Complete isolation is no longer necessary, although we are still being extremely cautious. I'll post some pictures of a few recent activities and outings below. Um, or as google blogger may have it, above. love you all - emily