Monday, September 25, 2006

We wish to welcome you to Munchkinland

The big switch has been made again...Shannon's back home in Cape and I'm in Houston, despite Mother Nature's efforts to keep me at the Paducah airport overnight on Friday. My flight to Memphis was canceled because of terrible storms. Ended up renting a car (the very last one available, too), driving two hours to Nashville, racing to get on a standby flight, waiting 30 minutes to get through security, being selected (they said I was the lucky winner) of getting additional screening, where I was subjected to the search of everything except body cavities, running across the moving walkway to the laaaaaast gate, and was next-to-last on the plane. Whew. Makes me tired just thinking about it. But I made it, and after Shannon and Sahara picked me up, we went out for a great steak dinner. :)

Sahara has lost almost all of her hair now, but is handling it like the trooper that we all know and love. She has a great selection of hats and beanies and is enjoying trying them out. She gained a couple of pounds this week (hooray!) and looks so good. We have now gone a week and a half without her getting sick.

We spent yesterday cleaning, doing laundry, and organizing things...because soon we will be getting ready to come home! Not sure of the exact date yet, but one thing is for sure...we will be ready. Sahara just cannot wait to get back, and we are getting closer every day. What a homecoming this will be!

Shannon and Sahara scored some luxury suite tickets to the Texans/Redskins game today - all food, etc included! What a great time we had...and she ATE like a horse! We rode the bus and light rail to get to the game, which was kinda fun. Some of our good friends from the RMDH went as well, so we hung on their coattails to get to the game. Now we know the system, and might explore further as she feels like it. We left at the beginning of the 4th quarter, as the Texans were getting smoked, but we had so much fun. I'll have photos later. :)

Tomorrow will be busy, with dr's visits, chemo and physical/occupational therapy. I'm praying that she continues to feel well and handle everything as well as she has so far.

Continued thanks to EVERYONE who has prayed for us, offered encouragement, sent cards and has helped us every single day knowing that we have so much support. We couldn't do this without you all. May God richly bless each and every one of you.

So long for now...have a great week!