Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Today is the day

Our sweet Ella is going into Oncology today to find out what her course of treatment will be for her disease (LCH). We are praying that it is going to be swift and simple, and that life can get back to normal as soon as possible.

Ella is doing great, still the happy-go-lucky little spitfire that we all adore. It is difficult to remember that she is sick sometimes and has, as LeAnne says, A disease eating her from the inside out. Not the best phrase I know, but that's the way it is. I think the hardest thing is watching my sister. She is so strong and a wonderful mother, but you can tell that this is hard for her. Who wouldn't it be hard for. But, we are all confident that Ella will be just fine and we are so grateful for that reassurance.

We visited her in the hospital and she was so happy to see us, and NOT the nurses. Every time they came in to flush her IV or take her blood pressure, she was not pleased. But the cute part was that she would yell at them (in gibberish) when they would try and talk to LeAnne afterwards. It was adorable. We were so sad to leave but knew that she would not go to sleep with us in the room. She waved goodbye and we closed the door only to her her crying in protest. We both wanted to turn around and go back, but knew it was better to let them all sleep.

Mom and Dad are both in town right now, up in Logan with the boys. We were so lucky to spend time with them yesterday and sign Mom up for BYU Independent Study. Dad and I liked to tease her and say, Oh, our little girl is growing up. She didn't like that so much. But all in all, we are all so proud of Mom going back and getting her degree. We are all confident that she will do wonderful!

Since this blog is titled Ben and Megan Smith, I thought maybe I should say what is going on in our lives right now. (Go figure). So, we bought the flooring for the apartment, at a nice heafty price, but the cheapest I think that we would find for what we want to do. Ben is looking at buying a table saw and I am trying to be supportive in that purchase. He is officially a TD Ameritrade employee now, Woo Hoo, and we are talking about him going back to get his MBA in finance. Hopefully soon. I would not want him to put it off any longer. I am still looking for a job in some area of journalism and working at Red Robin in the meantime. It is kind of draining on me physically and on my soul. Waiting on people every day does not make me much of a charitable person at home. I often want to tell Ben to "get it yourself" because that is what I want to tell customers all the time. He remains a very understanding and wonderful husband.

Thanks for reading the blog, and please leave a comment!
Love to you all!


Jeremy and Genevieve said...

megan- i'm so sorry for what your family is going through. please know that you are in my prayers and i hope all goes well. please keep us posted on her progress!

Pierce and Stacy said...

Ahhh if anyone knows just how you feel... it's me and Pierce. I understand how draining serving is. And I LOVE YOU!!! You are so strong, such a great friend and an even better wife- right benji?

Pierce and I are praying for you and your family! WE love you. See you soon.

Asplund Family said...

Meg's thanks for the awesome blog! We are so grateful for all your love and support! Our little angelfish sure does love you!

briansmithmt said...

Brian and I are praying for your family, and hope all will go well. You'll find something better than red robin soon. we love you. still waiting for you to shake the DNA dice and see what comes up. love ya Louise

Vickie Blanchard said...

Ry's mom had breast cancer twice---I can't imagine a little girl going through anything similar to what she did, but I know the Lord will be with your family. You guys have a lot going on right now---best wishes for you all!

Lindsay said...

You have been such a good blogger! I read your blog every day at work, but my work computer won't let me log on to blogger so I can't leave comment. I always want to though! I can't wait to see the new flooring- remodeling can be so fun! I understand about serving draining you- how many shifts are working now?

jessica said...

Megan, I've never commented on here but I love reading your blog and keeping up with what is going on in my "other family's" lives! You were all such a big part of my life so it is wonderful to stay current. Tell LeAnne I'm thinking of her and her little girl.