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.



Since Mollie was diagnosed with leukemia, we have received so much kindness and support from friends, family, and people who don't even know us. Three months into this journey, I just wanted to say THANK YOU.

Thanks for the calls, cards, and e mails of support. The packages and letters for Mollie. The double stroller. The prayers and well-wishes. The growler of Thoroughbred Red, delivered to our house. The baby-sitting and play dates. Hair. Visits. Food. Donations. Blood.

You know who you are. Thank you.

Ponytail hat

Last week, Mollie got this great hat in the mail. The woman who made it is a relative of one of my mom's coworkers. Her daughter had leukemia a few years ago, so she knows what it's like.

This hat is the perfect solution:
It's pink.
It's from Boston (Mollie was born in Boston).
The hair color is a perfect match.