Thank you for taking time to follow Meaghan's journey of healing as she battles Medulloblastoma, a form of brain cancer.

Meaghan, our five year old daughter, was diagnosed early November 2009 after an MRI revealed she had a 4 cm solid tumor in her cerebellum. The tumor resection, while successful, resulted in serious complications.

Cancer is a family affair and here I try to chronicle not only Meg's journey, but our whole family's as well.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Lunch as a Family

Maddy, Ethan and I went to church today. It's been eight days since her surgery. It was hard to walk into church, not because I didn't want to be there. It was difficult because I was unsure how many questions or hugs or looks of concern the kids and I could handle. I was particularly concerned how the older two would handle the attention after service.

We all did fine. No one broke down crying. People seemed to sense that a hug was adequate. It was helpful that the kids were dragging me out of church, excited to pick-up some food from Wendy's and head over to the hospital.

We ate lunch as a family. It was nice. Meaghan was a little more alert and watched her brother and sister. I was worried that it wouldn't be enough, but they seemed renewed and excited just to see her eyes looking around and sometimes watching them.

For now, I can call today a good day. We were all together for a brief time. No one fought. We chuckled at Maddy's and Ethan's antics to rouse their sister. It was some perverse sense of normal, but at least we were all together.

7 comments:

  1. It was so good to see You, Maddy & Ethan in church! You are an amazing family and Meaghan is so lucky to have you! We continue to pray for each one of you.

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  2. It was great seeing you at church today. Seth and I pray for you every day during our family prayers. Stay strong and remember to let us know when you need help.

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  3. We're here - thinking, praying for/with all of you. Anything you need, please do not hesitate to ask.
    Love, the Burnetts

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  4. So glad you got some family time :)

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  5. It sounds like a great day! She is awake and watching them - it won't be long until she wants to interact. I am so glad you were able to have some time all together. You are each other's strength.

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  7. We are so glad you got some family time!

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