Family Fun…. Finally!

Time for my family to have some fun!

So this week is going to be a good one! Mark will be here for part of the week and we will cram in as much fun as possible…and then Friday we leave and head towards Chicago.

John and I have been the last 2 years and this year I couldn’t go because of chemo. 😦 I wasn’t happy about that. It was the only 2 days a year the kids slept away from us, and we looked forward to it every year.

So, this year John and I thought about having a small celebration after my surgeries and chemo was over. Just some time to relax and have some fun together. But quickly we agreed…. the kids will come too!

From our perspective we have a 4 and 10 year old that have just been through a whirlwind of a year with us. I have to stop and remember every crappy day I had, every tear I shed, they were both there for all of it. They went through hell with me…and they deserve a little fun:) I wish we could do more, but we’ll settle on a few days in Chicago going to all the places we have been before and said “hey the kids would have loved this.” They are so excited, I have never seen them more excited to go somewhere.

From the bottom of my heart I adore my family. I tell people all the time I wouldn’t of had kids if I didn’t love spending every day with them… I truly do. They make me laugh, they make me smile…. and they ground me. I can’t imagine doing something fun like this without them. I get to experience this trip through the eyes of 2 children, and it will be amazing to see! I have so much planned…they are going to have a blast!

I can’t stand being away from my family. I love spending time with them and feel robbed of the time I lost this year with them because of cancer. It is something I know I can’t re-do or even fix… but I will try my hardest to make the most of the time I have now with them. I’m not wasting anymore time.

I guess what I am getting at is I lost something this year. I lost time
with my kids and my husband that I will never get back. It made me realize that I need to love my family and tell them everyday that I do. Spend as much quality time with them, especially when they are young. I know now just how fragile life is and nothing is a guarantee.
Not a moment… not a day… not a second. Love and hug your family today.

I’m so sorry at such a young age they had to deal with any of this. I did not as a child, and don’t know anyone that has. It must have been so scary for them. But….. I need to stay positive and realize I cannot change the past. So, I will move forward. And part of moving forward is having some fun:) So, Chicago here we come!

I’m so excited to spend time with my husband and kids. I know it will be a blast. There is no one in the world I’d rather go with:) I know in my heart I can’t change the past, but I hope this time together helps us all to heal. To start fresh and just be together as a family. That’s all I want. I want them to know how much I love them and would do anything for them. That is what this trip is about.

I’m telling my kids we are all moving forward and leaving cancer in the past…. where it belongs πŸ˜‰ This trip is the first step.

Here are some photos from past trips, can’t wait to take some
with the kids:)







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