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.


  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.

  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.

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

  4. So glad you got some family time :)

  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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