100 Days

Today is Mollie's 100th day of leukemia treatment.

I never thought I would find myself in this position- the mother of a child with cancer. I worried about accidents, choking, whether she was going to the right day care/preschool and eating enough protein. Cancer wasn't even on my radar 3.5 months ago.

Oh how things change. Our family has been through the ringer. Nothing can prepare you for something like this. We've learned a lot and changed for the better. We've had tremendous support and made new friends.

Mollie is stronger, more outgoing, braver, and more articulate than ever before. I told her today was 100 days since she started chemotherapy and asked her how she felt... she said, "Great" with a big, genuine smile!

We still have a long road ahead: intense chemotherapy, two years of maintenance, and a lifetime of careful watching (or worry?). We also know that it can all change in a moment, so we're busy enjoying what we have.


  1. You've said it all in this post. I saw a bumper sticker that sums it up for me-

    Yesterday is History,
    Tomorrow is a Mystery,
    but Today is a Gift,
    that's why it's called the Present!

  2. Great photo, and great write-up! I'm glad that things are going as well as they are thus far, and I'm definitely hoping it continues as such. Please send big hugs from Honolulu!

  3. Well, I'm glad she said "great" and gave a big smile and that all is going well.

  4. She looks fabulous in that photo.

  5. she is beautiful inside and out, as are her parents. huge hugs.

  6. I'm a little misty after reading your post. I'm so proud of all of you and how you've handle this challenge. You are all GREAT! MIL

  7. I share the 'mistiness'of anonymous' posting. you are all amazing! As Joan Didion wrote "Life changes in an instant". Few of us experience it as directly as you did. You are right--things will never be the same again. They will be OK, fine, marvelously wonderful even, but not the same. You will all continue to grow.

    My entry is late so I hope the Satruday walk was wonderful and all that you hoped it might be...

  8. Hi Mollie God Bless You....! just want to said that DON'T ever give up your faith God is always with you keep that beautiful smile all the time and keep praying for all the thinks you want. i want to share with you in case you didn't know read the book "the secret" is very good it will help you get back in track with your life. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY...!


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