Topic: Have to share some happy news!
As most of you know, my Mom was diagnosed in May of 2008. As her diseased progressed my daughter (who was scheduled to be married this coming December) knew her grandmother would not still be here. Since Liz is the youngest of 4 grandchildren and the ONLY granddaughter, the wedding was moved to December 2008. She was adament that her grandmother would be at her wedding like all of the others!
I planned a formal (400 invitation) full military wedding in 4 months while traveling to and from Greensboro, NC to take my Mom and Dad on their trips to Duke plus numerous hospital stays. The great news is that Mom lived until April of this year and WAS able to dance at her granddaughter's wedding and see the birth of her second Great grandchild. My daughter was married to her Marine on the 20th of December and he deployed to Iraq on January 11th (the day before his birthday!). We expected this deployment to last until this coming January since the group that would have relieved his group was sent to Afghanistan.
The Great News is that he is coming home early - either tonight or tomorrow morning! My daughter and both families are so excited! He's never seen his home since their base housing did not come through until after he left.
Just wanted to share this wonderful news and thank all of you for your prayers, love and support you've always shown me and my family! I know my Mom is busy in heaven this morning making sure all of our "Heaven Deployed" loved ones are informed of this wonderful news!
Much love and hugs to all!
"A prognosis is simply an audit of how truly precious each day is. Live each day to the maximum, celebrate what was, and what is - Don't spend your life looking forward to what will or might be." .... words of wisdom from my beloved son on hearing of his grandmother's CC prognosis.