Monday, January 19, 2009
Hotel C.H.L.A here we come .....
That would be Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.So wish I could say it stood for something far more glamorous and exciting.No such luck.I find it hard to believe that Zoey's ANC won't be over 750 today,which means,over 750 is our ticket in for Round 3.Stranger things have happened but I am fairly certain that today is the day.In fact,I think I'm as close to ready as I'll ever get.The extra almost week has been absolutely wonderful but has gone by far too quickly.So quickly that not one picture was taken with all of the kids home this weekend.I guess we were just too busy enjoying just being together.Monday found everyone heading out in their necessary directions and found me preparing for our "trip". I began the day not feeling as anxious as I usually do when we are embarking on a new round.However,as the morning has progressed that sinking feeling is creeping in.My stress level has kicked into high gear and I am impatient beyond belief.I know once I get there things will be better.It's the getting there that's the hard part.I had to run to the bank early and made a quick pit stop to our churches chapel.My prayers were mostly for peace and strength.Peace for Mark and I as we begin the chaos that comes with each long admission.Peace for all the kids,the big and small.Mostly peace and strength for Zoey's tiny body as the assault of her cocktail of drugs begins doing it's thing.So, we are off.In honor of the day I leave you with,what else ...a quote.I will keep the faith.For sometimes it's all we have.
"Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase." ~Martin Luther King Jr.