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Cindy Maddera


Sunday, my mom celebrated her 71st birthday. I took her out for a fancy dinner and then she took me into H&M, bought me a girly sweater and a couple of t-shirts that make my boobs look big. We had a nice time, something we both needed after a very stressful week. That Friday, after they finally got Chris a room at the hospital, I went home and cleaned poop out of basement, fed the dog and collapsed on the bed. As I was laying there worrying about Chris and the plumbing, I realized that I just couldn't be in two places at the same time. I realized that I had to ask for help. I needed my mom. So I am ever so thankful that Mom was able to drop everything and come and stay at our house. She was able to be there to let our former landlord in to fix the plumbing. She was there to be Hooper's personal dog door. She made sure that I ate, that I slept, and that my laundry was done. She even took down my Christmas tree. I am thankful that she was able to be there and I am thankful that we were able to celebrate her birthday and take a moment to be happy.

Today is going to be a long day filled with more tests and a meeting with oncologists. Things are moving forward at an almost alarming rate. The speed is both frightening and reassuring. I'm thankful that things are moving ahead and moving closer to getting Chris better. I am thankful that Chris is home. I am thankful for all the wonderful words and love coming our way. I am thankful that Chris's sister-in-law showed up just in time to cut Chris's hair. Traci and I were about to do it and had every intention of using those right and left ear guards that came with the kit. His hair looks really good. I'm thankful.

Hope all is well and that you have a very thankful Friday.