Did I mention that I love Dr. Wright? She is an amazing woman and I feel so blessed that she is Lucy's doctor. I hope she never, ever leaves St. Jude. At least not until Lucy is 18 and no longer a St. Jude patient. When I mentioned our MRI was scheduled for the 10th of August, she said "Yeah, and I'm on vacation." You would have thought someone pricked me with a pin as I was instantly deflated. She quickly said "I'm kidding" and I just started crying. My mom was laughing so hard and I was just embarrased to death. I know that Dr. Wright will be watching after the MRI and will call us as soon as the results are in. For me, there is such a level of comfort knowing she is here. Did I mention that I love that woman?
Lucy will probably need a blood transfusion tomorrow as she was .4 away from the critical mark. I tried my best to get them to do it today so that we don't have to spend 2 days in a row in the medicine room, but I wasn't too convincing. Oh, well. It's almost better than sitting at the Target House. Those walls seem to close in a little more each day.
So, yesterday was a special day at the Target House (for us at least). The craft room, which I have lovingly mentioned several times before, was generously donated by Olympic skater Scott Hamilton and his wife Tracie. We had the opportunity to meet Tracie yesterday and spend roughly an hour talking with her as the kids around us painted birdhouses andgarden stones. She shared her faith and the trials her husband has gone through fighting his own cancer. Erik actually talked with her more than I did, as I was running around washing paint brushes and fetching paints.
(My neice Annaleis)
(Abigail, Cheri, Lucy and Leis)
Tracie just amazed us with her genuine faith in God, her love for St. Jude and her desire to learn about us and the other children in the room. We thanked her serveral times and tried to convey to her how much the craft room has meant to our family. For some children it might not even register. For my children it is a distraction from reality; a great outlet for frustration and creativity. She acknowledged that their monetary gift was just a manifestion of a greater gift from God above. I hope to meet Tracie again one day. What a genuinely beautiful person, inside and out.
Well, I just put Buzz to bed and she seems to think everything is going to be A-OK tonight. I do too.