Sunday, March 30, 2008

Mom's 70th Birthday Party

Joyces Party- 001

Me, Sean, Mom, James and Sandra

Before the guests arrived.IMG_6301 



The Happy Septuagenarian!

We had a lovely time celebrating my mom's 70 years.  She was thrilled seeing so many loved ones, nearly 60 people came!  But the highlight was my sister and two of her sons coming out of the kitchen as a second surprise.  For those of you who've met him, can you believe how tall and grown up Sean is???

It was a joy to come home to surprise my mom with a special celebration.  She's blessed so many people throughout her life, most especially me!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Blogging break

Hello readers!  I didn't realize it had been two weeks since I'd written anything.  I left for the United States the day after I wrote the last post and have just been caught up in all the goings on here in New Jersey.  I arrived on February 29th and hosted a surprise 70th birthday party for my mom which was fantastic, it all came together so well.  I'll do a separate post about it with photos too.

Since then, I haven't been doing too much but my mom has been really sick.  She has non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (has since 2004) and has had a very rough several weeks.  We've been in the ER a couple times and the two weeks I've been here, she's been out of bed about an hour or two a day, on average.  We went to her doctor today and they'll begin chemo again next Friday.  She currently has a bad case of shingles, which is what caused a halt to her chemo a couple weeks ago and has caused so much pain, as well as side effects of the medication.

We're of course hoping that the chemo will help and she won't have side effects, as she hasn't the previous two times.  Please keep my mom, Joyce, in your prayers.