Last year, we were still adjusting to the whole cancer thing during Thanksgiving and Christmas. So, I admit, all these holidays bring back memories from last year, starting with Halloween. It seems like I see everything through the lense of pre-cancer and post-cancer diagnosis.
The nice thing about this year, is we are back to making good memories. Halloween was not spent in the hospital. Thanksgiving week this time involved our three month post-treatment scans and…drum roll…they were clear of any sign of cancer!
Last week’s clinic visit mostly involved talking about how much the doctors, nurses, etc. like Eli. His response: “I don’t know why.” He is currently famous for his letter to Dr. Schneller’s boyfriend about Halloween candy and diabetes. That exchange of letters was priceless and makes me want to laugh just thinking about it.
One of the blessings Eli and I have enjoyed this last year is that of good health. We talked about it and I think we’ve each been sick twice (I had a cold and a mild stomach bug; Eli had a cold and a mild case of influenza A). It wasn’t something I specifically prayed for, but I feel like it has been one of God’s tender mercies in our life. I am very grateful.