Some more pictures! The top 2 are Charlie, and the bottom is Brennan (he LOVES playing in the laundry basket!)
Brennan is still with us. He went to his other grandparents' house again this weekend, and we got him back after church. He didn't look too excited to see me at first (but he wasn't sad either), but after church he walked up to me and hugged my legs and when I picked him up I got more hugs! I'm convinced there isn't a sweeter boy on this planet! He's also very blessed to have 2 sets of grandparents that love him to pieces and spoil him! In the carseat on the way home he was "talking" to himself and giggling. We ate lunch and then it was nap time. He has been going down for his naps and bedtime really well. He used to fuss a bit at first, but now he just lays right down and smiles at me. I'm getting strong "mom" arms again from carrying him. The other day my arms were sore because I was holding him upside down (he loves that!) and he wanted to do it over and over! Grandpa is having fun playing with him after work, and he gets hugs too!
Rachel and Ken will be home late Wed. night. They will come over Thurs. morning to get Brennan. It'll be interesting to see his reaction. I think they will get lots of hugs! He might be a little mad at them later though, you just never know how kids react--I've heard lots of different stories from people. We have been skyping every day with Rachel and Ken, and I think that has been a good thing for Brennan.
Next Friday (April 1st) will be 1 year since I found out that I did have breast cancer. I will have some tests done April 14th and then I should be declared cancer free, or NED (No Evidence of Disease). I don't think I will be able to say "cured" though. I'm actually not sure of all the details on that--at what point I can say cured. I thought my onc said at the beginning of the breast cancer that we can cure it at this stage (2b), but that might have been before we knew it was 2b. I'll have to ask him, but I don't see him for a long time. Maybe my nurses will know. I'll ask when I get my next Herceptin infusion (April 6th).
I believe I am cured though. God has given me such peace about all of this. I haven't been nervous AT ALL for any of my tests, or anytime I have to go to the cancer center. That is something only God could do, because I used to get nauseated every time I went, and tests would make me nervous about what they might find. I'm always amazed at how freeing being a believer is. With Jesus, I have the Truth, and it has set me free! (John 8:32) I don't need to fear anything, because God is with me always! I am still human, though, and imperfect, so there may be times when fear creeps up on me. If that happens I will get out my Bible and read God's promises to me!
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10
Have a great week!