Friday, February 14, 2014

Final Entry

Hi all.

I have been waiting to write this entry for a long time, and the day has finally arrived!  We are done*, Hannah is cancer free!!!  (* still blood test once a month for the next year, then once a year for the rest of her life).

I have been writing this entry in my mind since my last entry just over a year ago.  There were times I wanted to just post it, but held off, even though I knew the day would come, I didn't want to jinx it.

Yesterday, was filled with hundreds of "likes" on Facebook as the last dosage of medication was taken and announced to the world.  

Fighting cancer never goes away.  Over the last year, we laid low, not saying a lot, just waiting for this day. During silence things are forgotten, people move on, totally understandable.  But for those in the inner circle, cancer is like the "elephant in the room".  Always there.  Not a day has gone by in the last 2 1/2 years where I have not said to myself, "My kid has cancer".  A very hard thing to say to yourself.

This battle can not be fought alone.  Friends, our Church, people that we do not even know have been praying and pulling for Hannah.

As a family, we have grown closer than I ever thought we could.  Our Faith, one word, unshakable.

Selfishly, this blog was for me.  I needed it. It was my therapy, my comfort.  Thank you all for indulging me.

Only one question remains for Hannah. 

What lies ahead?

Her life.

Live it well Hannah, you deserve it.