My sister is cancer-free! I was intentionally vague in writing about ‘someone I love’ but she has shared her story and encouraged us to do the same. She went through a lot of hardship in a very short period of time — changing jobs, a miscarriage, a cancer diagnosis, and now the all-clear. The good news came much earlier than we had expected; what a relief. She is incredibly strong. And she’s going to be OK!
Things feel normal again. Yesterday, I went to parent/teacher conferences. It was August’s birthday and we treated ourselves to milkshakes and ate so much at dinner that we were all too full for his giant birthday cookie — we’ll have it tonight instead. The kids are cozy at home today for a rare Chicago Snow Day. Tomorrow we’ll be with family, including my sister. Things are good. Really really good.