Monday, February 14, 2011

Love. Love. And more Love.

Happy Valentine's Day!

I must say, I have not posted in awhile because I have been sitting on a secret. It is an amazingly gorgeous secret and I know myself: I would have blabbed. Even on a keyboard, I would have let it spill onto the masses and let its immaculate fingers reach in and give your heart a dreamy squeeze. I was the kid who gave obvious hints when it came to surprises wrapped in a bow. Now here I am, able to yell loud and happily to all of you!

WWMT Channel 3 News is doing a Special Report on Gideon and the miraculous situations that have surrounded us since his diagnosis. I didn't know if it would really come to fruition, and I didn't want to announce something that might not have happened. But it has happened and it will be aired! Judy Markee just left my house! I must interject here and say Judy Markee is a phenomenal woman. She is professional, but completely warm and friendly. I think the two of us could have chatted it up for a long time. She is a cancer survivor herself, and so this story is even more potent and real.

There is absolutely nothing that is good about cancer. It is even worse when it attacks such an innocent love-dove like our Gideon, but if something GOOD can come from something AWFUL, please! Let it happen! It is my prayer that this airing will make people more aware of childhood cancer, and will feel moved to do something about it. As you know, our family has rallied around blood donations as a common cause that has helped us get through some of the rougher patches. It has brought us joy and moments of celebration with each fish mailed to Gideon. Hopefully there will be new donors who are lead to give blood after this airing. Hopefully parents will see this and be cognizant of the warning signs of cancer. Hopefully people will see and hear how there are more beautiful people populating this planet than there are monsters. These are all of my prayers for this program. I'm not sure when it will be aired, but I will keep you posted now that the secret is out!

So, I would like all of you blood donators and supporters of ours to know this: I love you. Thank you! Happy Valentine's Day to all of you who have been such a cushion of loving support for us all through it all.


  1. God uses us in wonderous ways. You have done unbelieveable things with Gideon's diagnosis and are hero's to all of us. Since Andy's diagnosis we have not done half of the things you have for the fight against cancer. Thank you for all you have done for all of us.

  2. You are an amazing MOM ! This was my first visit to your blog and I can see how strong you are and that you have done a great job in teaching your boys! Best wishes to you and your family.
    Sheila from Grand Marais