Saturday, November 2, 2013

Keep Smiling

So much can change
in an instant
just when you think
you can scoop
all of life's
precious moments
in the palm of your hand
and hold them tightly
suddenly perspectives shift
and everything falls
straight to the floor
and when there is
nothing left to do
but pick up the pieces
you realize
your holding old memories
to a new puzzle

our Nya Sophia
my 6 year old
innocent niece
was diagnosed with AML
acute myeloid leukemia
cancer of the bone marrow
just 2 weeks ago
and life has since been
will forever be

my sister, Lindsay
and her family
need all the love
support and prayers
we can manage
to send their way
follow their journey at
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it's a lot to process
for everyone
emotions are still
very raw... yet
I have taken
what my sister said
from the very beginning
to heart and soul
our mantra is
Keep Smiling

so please
in this new month
of gratitude
and family
hold your loved ones
close and tight
wrap your arms around
everything in life
and Keep Smiling

we did manage
to complete
the October checklist
of pumpkins
of carving
of costumes
of candy
all with the resistance
of struggle
of heartache
of chaos
of independence

in our home
three is challenging me

times two

but I've learned
with all things
every stage
brings new boundaries

brings new beauty

we are finding
our way

figuring out
what shapes
create a scary

and what shapes
create smiling


and speaking of
shapes and smiles
the end of the month
brought about
the end of a 6 month
Eye exam hiatus
Easton went back
for yet another
vision test and ireport

after an almost 2 hour
waiting room adventure
we marched right into
the exam chair patched
and ready to read
with a little snack bribery
enforcement and encouragement
Easton's Eye tested
the best yet... 20/30

it shocked the PO
just so that he even
questioned if he was peeking
peaking, through a patch?!
so onward we go
consistent relentless
continue to patch 8 hours
daily... it's working
Keep Smiling

we also scheduled an EUA
exam under anesthesia
as if we don't have enough
reasons to visit a hospital
the Tuesday
before Thanksgiving
please pray
glaucoma stay away

oh yeah and
new lens prescriptions
to follow the exam
this is all exactly
what I expected
and for that
I am grateful

these two though
are you looking at
these photos?!!
here he is
helping her down the stairs
nice and easy
pretty princess
make way for
polite pirate

they LOVED
trick or treating
door to door
ding dong
delighted and dancing

check out this
pirate's booty

hey kids, sit below
your pumpkin
no, NOT under it
goofs gotta love em

gotta grab em
and take what
I can get

photo ops of
twins with twins
will never get old

Keep Smiling!!!

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