Out of 3 daughters Mimi is our middle child, older sister Iza by 3 minutes and a younger sister Magi by 3 years. Mimi was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on August 12, 2009. After 2 years, 2 months and 26 days on November 6th, 2011 she took her last chemo pill and is considered OFF Treatment! This is our story of our journey through childhood cancer.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A year ago today...

I was in the hospital unable to breathe and unable to stop the from tears coming. I was scared. I remember every detail like it just happened down to every nurse and doctor I spoke with and what Mimi was wearing her heart tee and 3T shorts that matched one of the hearts. I remember crying in the hallway and one of the sweetest nurses came up to me and said "We are going to kick this thing right in the ass!" Over the past year that is what we have been doing. We have all changed, Mimi has become a mature five year old that maybe I would not notice as much if she did not have a twin. Iza has shown more emotions some good and some not so much. Magi has grown alot too, I often feel bad she missed out on mommy time during the first six months of Mimi's treatment but instead of dwelling on it I am trying to make it up to her even if it means watching the Barney Zoo DVD and singing the songs with her, over and over.

All summer I have been dreading August. I am not sure why it was just a strange feeling of anxiety and lots of undefined emotions. Well the day happened and it was good, we did our regular things.

Today, Mimi and Iza won summer reading prizes at the library. Iza picked out a really neat book on Oceans and all it's creatures that came with a stuffed whale. Mimi picked out a Sponge Bob collection (yey, I am rolling my eyes) she read the book on the way home, since I won't read it she said she can read it herself now, goober. Magi was not too happy leaving the library empty handed this time but both girls quickly shared some of their prizes which stopped the possible tantrum in the large echoing library entrance.

Teamwork at Skinner Mountain Park a couple of weekends ago.


  1. Kat, you amaze me every single day.

  2. You've grown too, but I don't expect you'd notice that! You're the strongest person I know Kat. August is a terrible month in some ways.

  3. I believe you 100% when you say that Mimi has grown. Millie already understands so much more then her fellow friends. She is wise beyond her years. I am glad the day came and went just like any other. I have mixed emotions about reaching our 1 year mark. I know it will sneak up on me.

  4. I keep your family in my heart and mind all the time, Kat. You ARE so incredibly strong and have handled this all with a grace I will never have.

  5. The one year mark is a big one! Hope this year holds only good surprises!