Our Neck of the Woods

Being away from blogging, makes me itch with anxiousness. It’s not like I have an addiction or anything, but if I’m away too long I get stressed that I won’t get caught up with everything that’s going on in Blogland.

But truth be told, there have just been more important things going on around these neck of the woods lately. For one, I’m still trying to put together our new home. Little by little, it’s coming together. It frustrates me that it’s not complete, but I have to remember to be patient.

B started his third year of med school, which entails working 12+ hours at the hospital 5-6 days a week! Can I get an omigawd! I’m actually handling it a lot better than I thought I would. And I thank therapy for that. If it weren’t for everything I’ve learned in the lasts several months, I’m not sure I’d be able to handle this life change so gracefully and calmly.

& of course, the single-most important event currently going on in my life, is that my mama started chemotherapy for breast cancer yesterday. It makes end tables, lamps, and hanging picture frames seem so petty and unimportant. Because the truth of the matter is, nothing else is more important right now. At nearly 8 o’clock Monday night, Emmy & I hopped in the car to surprise my mom with Godiva dark chocolate truffles, a musical card, and a breast cancer awareness bead for her Pandora bracelet.

With everything that’s been going on, there’s so much going through my mind. So much I want to write, document, & share. But for now, there’s a precious angel baby waking up from her nap. & I know that when I open her door, she’ll be greeting me with her gorgeous gummy smile. & I’ll have to scoop down and pick up my heart that just melted all over the carpeted floor.

Nothing else matters.

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9 Replies to “Our Neck of the Woods”

  1. I just want to say your Mom is in my thoughts and prayers!

    Your little girl is just too cute 🙂

    And I understand completely about getting settled in a new house it feels like it is taking forever but like you said I just need to be patient.

  2. aww it's true – blogland will always be here so make sure you take care of you, your family and especially your momma.
    Sending prayers and many positive thoughts your way!

    PS-such an adorable picture!

  3. i hope your mom will be OK after this and they caught it early! after zero cases of cancer in my family, within 10 years my mom got breast cancer (TWICE; she was mad they would only do a single mastectomy the first time when she wanted the double. turns out her intuition was right) and my grandma got it once. in fact i was visiting my mom in the hosptial the day i went into labor. anyhow, i'm soooo scared now i'm about ready to have mine chopped off after i'm done having kids. but in all cases it was caught early and they are fine. i will be praying for your mom to stay strong through this!!

  4. I'll be keeping your mom in my thoughts. Glad you checked in, miss ya around these parts! Like you said, nothing else matters…blogland will still be here when you have the time to come back. 🙂

    …and dear lord your little lady is cute!

  5. Oh Katie…You know God is great and He knows our hearts, dreams, fears, and everything else better than anybody else in this whole world!
    He IS and will be always looking after you and your family.
    I will keep your mom and your family in my prayers as you go through this difficult time.
    Love you and miss you like crazy too!
    PS. and you still makes me cry in EVERY SINGLE post!

  6. Glad to have you back in blogland! As always, your daughter is so adorable! Good for you being able to handle medical school with a baby!! My prayers and thoughts go out to you, your family and mom during this time! My mom also went through breast cancer and came out a survivor!

  7. Your mom is in my thoughts. . . My mom battled breast cancer my junior year of high school and it's true. When that's going on, nothing else matters. Keeping her spirits high is number one because chemo is @#%$@.

    Emmalyn is too cute for words! I want to giver her little cheeks a squeeze through the computer!

  8. My heart goes out to your Katie. My mommy has been where yours is right now, so I know how heart breaking that is. Praying for you my friend.

    PS: this is the third time I'm trying to leave you a comment, so lets hope that it will let me!

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