Tuesday, May 25, 2010

May 21st

May 21st is a date that has always been celebrated--as long as I have been alive, it has been a special day.

May 21st is both of my Grandmother's birthdays. They were born 12 years apart.

May 21st, 2004 is the day I took my bridal portraits (after decorating my Mimi's house for her birthday). Such a happy day.

May 21st, 2005 is the day we moved into our first home together. How exciting that was!

I have always thought fondly of May 21st as it approached. Now, I believe May 21st and I will have a love/hate relationship.

May 21st, 2010 is the day that my son--my firstborn, my lovebug, my angelbaby--was diagnosed with cancer.

Even typing that brings me to my knees, takes my breath away and makes my head spin.

He has a very rare tumor. Hemangiopericytoma.

One doctor (we have met so many) said he had a better chance of being struck by lightening than getting this tumor.

We have been inundated with medical terminology and we are slowly realizing that it is our new language.

We are SO very thankful for the positive things throughout this nightmare: AWESOME test results--his lungs, bones, heart are all healthy and unaffected; FANTASTIC doctors--we have connected with some of the best doctors in the country; INCREDIBLE facility--our hospital is outstanding and top rated; AMAZING support--family, friends, people we have not talked to in years, everyone is being so kind. The words of kindness, love, support, prayers--all are so appreciated.

This is our new life. We will adjust and thrive even. Every ugly thing that we have to endure and put our sweet baby through will be so worth it because it is all one step closer to him being healthy.

If you are the praying kind, we'd love to be on your list.



  1. Oh Lindsay, my heart is aching for you! I will be praying and will get everyone I know to start praying for you and your family! Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Do you have people making dinner? I would love to bring it some down for you. If you need anything, please call me 469.337.1878. ~Leah

  2. We serve an amazing, compassionate, loving God. I have all the faith in the world that Jackson is in Hands. I am lifting him and your entire family up in prayers!

  3. Lindsay please know I am here for you. Praying for all to be okay. XXOO

  4. Lindsay,
    I am so very sorry your family is having to endure this. Please know you all are and will remain in my prayers.
    Connie Lightner

  5. Lindsay, I can't pretend to know what it's like because I've never been there. But I am a mom and can only imagine a tiny bit of what you must be going through. I will definitely be praying for you and your sweet son. Please let us know if there is anything else that we can do.



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