Monday, July 19, 2010

Resurfacing .....

Wow.I do believe,after 519 posts since beginning the blog,that this marks my longest mini hiatus.This latest absence in blogging seems longer than it probably actual was.For me,seems like forever.Life has been crazy busy.So much to catch everyone up on.So much so,that I hardly know where to begin.Instead of making this a marathon post,saturated with all the events of the past 2 weeks,I will hit a few high points for now.


Feeling humbled and beyond grateful,a visit to the CHLA oncology clinic today, revealed that Miss Zoey remains in remission.Three months from now,we will return for another draw and Godwilling will find the same results,marking almost 2 years to the very day since her leukemia diagnosis.



Feeling the love and ties that bind us,through the gift of an extra chromosome,we meet the darling Addy and her beautiful family along with a quick visit with our warrior buddy Ella.By the way,how cool is it that we spent the afternoon with Addy GRACE,Zoey GRACE and Ella GRACE?Grace,by definition:elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion, or action.Grace indeed in these three precious girls.






Feeling blessed and lucky that God entrusted these beautiful,beautiful children to Mark and I.This weekend we came together to celebrate our grandbaby Charlotte's 1st birthday.









Feeling exhausted to no end.Heading to bed.More to blog about later,including our move,the new private blog and Miss Zoey's eye surgery on Friday.For now,enough.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yea - Heather's back! phew!! Seems like forever. Love, love ALL these photos. Great news about Zoey's continued remission. Way to go Miss Z!

Love
Bluebelle

stephanie said...

Lovely post but thanks for leaving us hanging!! I've been chomping at the bit about the move! Didn't email you because I knew you were busy and now the cliff hanger!!!


And eye surgery???

On the other hand Happy First Birthday to that beautiful Dumpling!!

And how lucky of you to all be together with Addy!!!! Wonderful!

And I love all the pics!

The one where you are holding Zoey and I think it's Ella's dad, is holding Ella and Addy is so sweet. Ella is reaching out for Zoey.

mandd3 said...

What an awesome report card for Miss Z! I can't believe you moved, had a 1st birthday party (beautiful baby BTW), went to the clinic, and visited Ella, in what like 10 days? not one to take it easy, huh?

Dana Janowicz said...

Yeah, you're back!! My coffee just hasn't been the same without you. Looks like lots of good times. and as always, glad to hear the good news about Zoey, she's such a love bug.

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

happy first birthday to your grandbaby, charlotte! so exciting :) so happy about the good news for zoey's bloodwork! i hope all goes well with her eye surgery on friday!!! also - i love that all three girls (ella, zoey & addy) have GRACE for their middle name - it suits them!!!! love the pics!

Lacey said...

I can't wait to see your house! Everyone is posting the Addy visit, it makes me so jealous! I absolutely love that pic of your girls. So beautiful!

blogzilly said...

My curiosity is very piqued with those teasers at the end.

Denise said...

Oh man...I totally forgot that I wanted to write about them all having the middle name Grace. Glad you remembered. I LOVE LOVE that picture of you and Mark. What a great one!! So glad it was a clean bill for Zoey at Onc!! Can't wait to be there someday.

Rochelle said...

YEAH for Zoey's great test results. WOO HOO for remission. (I am doing my tests this week to hopefully be 6 yrs cancer free).

Eye surgery? We will be praying on Friday for her. Hope everything goes well.

Cammie Heflin said...

I cannot say enough wonderful things about our visit!! It was truly a gift to be able to meet you and Denise! It was awesome getting our precious girls together, they are all so special!! Sooo happy to hear that Zoey is still in remission!! You go girl! Praying for a successful surgery Friday and a tear duct :)

Just Another Ordinary Miracle said...

All I can say is ... whew!~

and yippeeeee.

Melani said...

I could hardly get past the part where you said Zoey is in remission 3 months! That gave me goosebumps! Awesome!

I love all the pics, you have a beautiful family :)

Karol said...

Can't help feeling a bit envious for all the "Grace" you have in your home. Missing my sweet Laynee Grace with every breath I take. Cherish them they are beautiful beyond words.
Blessings
Karol

Googsmom said...

Eye surgery? What for? {{{HUGS}}}

Anna said...

a private blog.... please please please. can I join?! Pretty soon you will have our little Grace to add to your list of friends. We are doing great in Ecuador and longing to be home with friends and family. SO thankful for the good report, first birthday- doesnt seem possible, and good news of a move. (that is good I hope) Much love!!!!

Bea Braun said...

How can Charlie be a year already???? Gorgeous children and a gorgeous grandbaby! Zoey is looking so grownup and beautiful. We will be praying for a successful surgery on Friday. So happy for fabulous remission news - big yeah!!!

Jamie said...

I am literally holding the laptop up to my husband saying "Isnt she just the most adorable child ever!!" He replies..."Not as cute as Madie.." LOL..I guess that is DaDa's Job...hee hee.
OMG I love love love the beach pics and Zoey...you make me laugh and cry! you are such an amazing lil girl. Madie would love to sit on the beach with you! WOO HOO to no Cancer!!! I have huge faith she will be just fine... our kids amaze us with their endurance when we are just wrecks! they remain so stinkin happy!
(((hugs)) from CT!

Runningmama said...

First, thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog :-) Second, I just love Zoey's smile...it always makes me smile right back at her! So glad she is still in remission, way to go Zoey!

Melissa M said...

I was starting to wonder about you...:)

Love the pictures of Zoey, Addy and Ella!!

Peter Olson said...

Beautiful pictures!

Kele@ said...

So loving all pics... as usual everyone looks happy and beautiful!!
Had no doubt that Miss Z would be great!
I am so jealous of the 'Grace to the third power visit'.
So I couldn't get service yesterday, left a message 2night... hopefully we won't play phone tag as long as we usually do? I am dying to know what the eye surgry is all about and the move!
Love you guys and lots of kisses to Zoey AND the birthday girl Miss Charolette!

Tina said...

Happy to see you back...once again was starting to worry. So thankful to read that Zoey remains in remission and life can carry on with one less worry.

Beautiful pictures, happy 1st B'day to little sweet Charlotte, so much love around you, I am sure you feel so blessed to have the family all there.

Love the picture of the 3 beautiful girls together...what a a special moment. Love the picture of Zoey on the swing. Hugs to her.

Gerry said...

Great pics, I'm glad Zoey is doing well!

Judy said...

I was starting to get worried. So glad you're back. :) Love the family pics....You look way too young to be a grandma or even have grown children! Your family is beautiful inside and out ((((hugs))))

To Love Endlessly said...

eye surgery (shutter...) hope that goes okay. SO glad to hear she remains in remission. Oh my, that baby is just a cute lil button. :-) I think I need a baby fix. :-)

ABandCsMom said...

How is it even possible that your precious grandchild is 1? My goodness, time just needs to stand still a while. . . . If only.