Saturday, November 10, 2012

A Random Happy Moment

Don't get me wrong, there have been happy, and even funny, moments along the way. But this one was something that actually got me through a bad day. On Thursday, on my way to meet with the chemo doc, I had to stop by the school to drop some stuff off. Outside the school, one of my favorite students came running over to say "hi." She gave me a hug and asked me how I was. (And yes, Mr. School District Lawyer, I think the hug was appropriate to the situation). I couldn't really tell her the truth, because to be honest I was feeling pretty horrible about the impending doctor appointment. 

She said that she missed seeing me at school, and told me that I looked pretty good. Having known her for years, I know she is a sweet girl who truly meant what she said, and wasn't just saying it as something canned the way many of us adults do. It made me smile and I really appreciated that she took a small moment of time to stop and say "hi." 

And it also made me laugh to myself just a little because if she thought I looked pretty good in the state I was in, what did she think I looked like on a daily basis at school? Is this how I normally looked? Are these middle school kids taking a toll on me? Note to self: check bathroom mirror for accuracy...


  1. Shauna, I was given your blog address and told the news by Mimi. I have been hearing updates from Mimi via facebook about how you and your family has been. I want you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you as you continue on this journey to fight this angry cancer. Your strenght comes through each entry, and your humor is amazing. I'm an oncology nurse and I just wanted to let you know I am thinking about you on a daily basis. I am in Redmond at least weekly and please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. I am embarrased that I let the last 14 years go by without getting in touch with you and Keith, our kids are even about the same ages.

  2. Thanks Shannon! So good to hear from you. Find me on FB...Hope all is well with your family!