Chasing Cheerios

Monday, April 9, 2012

Brain Surgery

I know it's a little cheesy but the words to We're Going on a Bear Hunt have been going through my head repeatedly since we learned that Elliott had a brain tumor..."We can't go over it. We can't go under it. We've got to go through it." We are almost through it, and I am so grateful. It is so hard to believe that just 2 months ago, we had no idea about the turn that our lives were about to take. This has been an extremely difficult time, but it has also been joyful. We appreciate each other and our time together in a way that we couldn't have before all of this. We've talked a lot about "finding the good" in all of this. So far, there has been a lot of good...while we have always appreciated the simple, special moments with our family, we now appreciate every moment even more. We know that tomorrow is not promised, and we want to enjoy the time that we have. Little things that used to irritate us, no longer do. We have been amazed by the kindness and support that our friends and family have offered and the kind words that strangers have shared with us via this blog. The girls and I are looking forward to having Elliott back to normal soon and having extra time with him since he will be at home with us for the next 5 weeks. I have a few posts saved that I'll post soon, and I'll eventually get back into the habit of regularly writing posts for this blog.


  1. Anastasia@healthymamainfo.comApril 10, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    “’We steal if we touch tomorrow. It is God’s.’ -Henry Ward Beecher”
    We all have to learn to make the best of each day!

  2. Hugs to you and your family!