Thank goodness for running therapy. 8 miles @ 8:37 pace. This pace felt difficult; my breathing was heavier than normal.
Thank you for letting me journal here. Yesterday, I was able to just lay next to Mer on her bed for a while and rub her arm in her cute PJs. This experience has been very sacred to me and I won’t go into too many details but I’m thankful for the hours I have had with her in this in-between space. Moments where I feel she is here with us and listening to our voices and moments she is somewhere else.
Yesterday I felt more bonded and closer with her than I ever have.
My cousin has been in town over this last week and it has been amazing to catch up with each other. We have always been close and this time together has been so special.
A few days ago, Mer was able to see Beck for a split second before she closed her eyes. It was really special. She has always laughed so hard whenever I told her his latest antics.
My St. George brother was able to come up to visit Mer and he brought the best peach cobbler on the planet and ice cream.
We were able to see Andrew too. I love it when he is sent to hospitals close to us so we can see him on his breaks.
My heated blanket has come out of storage and somehow whenever I plug it in, they hear and come join me.
KNOX IS 11 TODAY! I first met and fell in love with Knox when he was 3 years old. Knox turns any normal activity into a party. People gravitate to him. I am so grateful for the relationship I have with him and how lucky I am to be a part of his life. Here’s to all of the lego sets, pepperoni pizzas and time together.
Thanks for letting me be all over the place this week. My brain is so consumed right now but it has been so nice to be able to connect here with friends that have gone through similar things.
There is nothing in the world like a grandparent.
If you want to wish Knox a happy birthday, he would love to read it!