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

9 comments:

Amanda said...

Gotta love that dino.! Can't wait to take you all inside sometime soon to see all the beautiful new dinosaur display inside the museum. Elijah and Maren will love the hands-on dino. fossil dig for kids.

Watkins said...

Good to see that you are out and about. I'm also glad you are taking breaks from blogging if it is helpful. We are always checking and thinking of you.

em

Laurie B. said...

Yea! Glad that things are going so well. We missed you (and the updates) but I am glad that your life if not so cancer focused and that Maren is doing so amazing. God is good! I have been praying for you and will continue to do so. Happy Holidays!! Look forward to updates.....whenever they come. Enjoy this time!

Becky said...

Thanks for the update. Love the pics. Think of you often!

Joy-N-Jesus said...

so glad to hear things are going well and your out enjoying! Just thinking and praying for you all! Hope your Christmas was blessed! Love and blessings!

Heather said...

Em and Fam, I haven't heard from your mom and I'm starting to worry (I sound like Grandma Martha, don't I?).... hope your CHRISTmas was blessed... I suppose no news IS good news, eh? Still praying for ya'll, Heather

Alison and the boys said...

in need of an update!

Anonymous said...

I pray for Maren all the time. I hope she is well.

Cole said...

My husbands sister had leukemia when she was 3 so when I found your blog it just really tugged at my heart. I'll be praying for Maren. She is blessed to have such a wonderful mommy.

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