Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Coming Up For Air ...






Well, I received a very sweet call today,checking on the health and welfare of my little love.My friend Denise,mom to darling Ella,saw that I was noticeably absent in blogworld over the last few days,and was worried something might be wrong since I had mentioned Zoey was fighting off a cold.And fight she did.No match for her.She kicked it quick and I let her know I expected the same with any other bugs that happened to find their way to her precious body this upcoming winter.Think she'll listen?Anyway,I do sometimes go a number of days without posting but I usually find my way to all my friends to check in and leave a comment.But the last week I have been lagging.Exhausted actually.Getting cleared out of the other house was a huge job and then getting organized here was quite the feat as well.But it is done.Thank goodness.

Thank you to all that left me birthday messages and well wishes.I was so touched and once again feel blessed to belong to this extended family here on the Internet.It's a weird bond we all share but one I would not trade for the world.

We are busy completing our blankets for a projected Sunday delivery.I am so,so very excited.The support from all corners continues to pour in.A very special thank you to Karen,a blog follower.She lovingly and selflessly made 4 blankets and shipped them to me from Utah.Thank you Karen.Your just one example,of many, since the inception of this blanket project,which reminds me of the beauty in this great big beautiful world.

Next up :Marathon news.Yes, I will be participating but I have been given the final no go on the full.So it's the half for me.Bummer.Disappointed but my hands have been tied.Cardiologist wins out.So .... this slacker will go 13 instead of 26 and it will just have to be enough.The fabulous news is that Jess and I both reached our $3,300 goal thanks to the generosity of so many of you.One group I must make mention of.Mark and I are originally from NY.Upstate to be exact.Our oldest two were born there.Mark spent the majority of his summer's growing up, at his families cottage on a nearby lake.Great childhood memories and great people we have come to consider our extended family.Well,each Labor Day weekend there is a pig-roast.And yes,it is just what it sounds like it is but more importantly it is an incredible time for us all to come together and break bread.The pig -roast has been on-going for the last 30 years.This year being officially called,the last.The group of families got together and decided to donate the left over funds to Jess and I and our marathon.Isn't that amazing?So,to the Otisco Valley Lake crew:Our most humble thanks.We were moved by your generosity and we continue to be enriched by your love and support from afar.

That's the update here.Nothing too overly exciting,just really full,beautiful days.In one day,October the 2nd to be exact,Zoey will have been home for 4 months.That blows me away.How does that happen?And in a bit less then 4 weeks,it will be an entire year since Zoey's diagnosis.I cannot believe the things that have transpired,the events I have been a part of and the lessons on life and living that have been bestowed upon me,in one strangely short,but never ending year.Miss Zoey continues to do her thing.She and I are LOVING our new ride.Two outings in fact,today.So,so fun.Check out that picture of her sitting in the trailer.It says it all!

*A few weekend pictures.Our camera decided to act up the night of my birthday so we really didn't get many shots and this one is super blurry.Not sure why I included it but I did.Instead of cake we all went to a ice cream place in walking distance from our house.It was perfect little celebration.And then there is Miss Charlie.She is such a love.The smiley pictures were taken right as they were leaving Sunday evening and these were a few of the biggest smiles we got from her all weekend long.

13 comments:

Lacey said...

Your trailer for Zoey is much cooler than mine. I can't even prop Jax up in it, I have to put his baby seat in it and put him in the seat. Kind of a pain, but thats what happens when your little boy can't sit up. Now I just need a bike. But since here winter is coming,yikes, I'll have to wait until spring. Talk to you soon.

Anna said...

Looks like Ms Zoe is having a conversation with Mark. Is it "more ice cream please" ???
Glad you enjoyed your BD and the new ride.

stephanie said...

Zoey looks so big in her "new ride". she is just beautiful. sounds like you had a wonderful b- day. Nothing better than having your family around.. nothing! And that Charlie is a traffic stopper! What a smile.Glad you got the thumbs up to run . Half is better than nothing. I was afraid you were going to do it all no matter what your doc said. Very happy you are listening!Awesome about the donation from NY. Love and kisses to all!

Michelle said...

What a wonderful donation from your old and dear friends! Its people like that that keep this world going, keep the silver lining in the clouds! Love the bike and Zoey's ride...how fun! If snow wasn't around the corner (and actually some already in my yard) that would be a great toy for P and I as well. Next year! There is a package on it's way, I am hoping and praying it will make it by Sunday (It should as I sent it a couple days ago) so lets keep our fingers crossed. Glad you had a nice birthday and glad Miss Zoey kicked that cold like a pro! Love and miss you my friend!

Tina said...

What fun for Zoey, she seems mighty pleased with life, and yes she's loving her new carriage. Must be great fun for the both of you!
What an absolutely angelic smile little Charlie has, she really is beautiful.
So glad that Zoey's is fit again and scared away that cold in no time, keep my fingers crossed that she stays well, that all our babies stay well now with the winters months arriving. Lovely pictures!!

Mo said...

We just got a trailer for the kids and they love it - Zoey looks so cute in hers. What a big girl she's getting to be :)

Thanks for the info yesterday. We are good to go - Judy was so nice.

Tish said...

Yes, Zoey looks elated in her trailer... and I LOVE her new hairdo!!

And Charlie is one happy pretty girl, too..

I'm wishing for continued "full, beautiful days" to you always. Love you, my friend.

Joni and Jess said...

Hey dear,
Glad to hear things are going okay. I was starting to wonder how things were going aorund your place too as I also noticed you'd been MIA from blogville for a few days. Here's to hoping for a good winter of "non-excitedness." Does anybody else wish for non-excitedness besides parents of children with chronic diseases? I too, wish for non-excitedness ;) Hope everythings still well for you. Here's to a great winter, and prayers for you all.

scrappy quilter said...

Those pictures are so sweet. Your little granddaughter is just the cutest and Zoey...well she is just a treasure. What fun in the new bike.

All the best as you do your run. That's so exciting to have both raised so much money. Great job!!

Jeana said...

congrats on raising the money! You guys are awesome. I love that you are running the half...that is amazing. I love the bike trailer, we'll have to get one those when kaelyn gets big.

Mary said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Love seeing Miss Z in her new trailer. Looks custom made just for her! Awesome.

Charlie is just beautiful.

therextras said...

13 miles = a slacker. Ahem.


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