When I first found out that I had cancer this past summer, everything progressed quickly. Before I knew it I was waking up from surgery in the hospital immobilized, drugged up, and in pain. I couldn’t even fathom that my wounds would heal and I would be able to walk again. I also knew that I had a very aggressive cancer and didn’t know whether it would spread again, or how soon. All I could think about is how I just wanted a chance to get out and ride the motorcycle I always wanted, and go camping and be out in the woods again. Being the conservative person that I am, I had delayed a lot of things in my life to prepare for Shannon’s and my future. This morning I was looking back on my blog at all that we have done these past two weeks and feel so fortunate that I have gotten the adventure that I asked for while in the hospital.
The picture below says it all, Mom and Shannon have been through the ringer lately. Elisa treated them to exactly what they needed, a massage. Thanks Elisa, they came back completely refreshed.
While the girls were getting massages, I had the awesome opportunity of joining Aaron and Kayla as Kayla attended her dance class. I’m so impressed with Kayla! In addition to her skills in class and on the stage, she is constantly creating dance shows at home that she choreographs for the family. She is a great performer! An added benefit of tonight’s dance class, it was parent/child night. Aaron hit the floor with Kayla. Aar, great participation but Kayla has some work to do with you!
For dinner tonight we took the recommendation of another comment, Manny’s Chophouse. Ironically it is right down the street from Aaron and Elisa’s house. Once again we joined the Melgarejo’s for an amazing dinner. While we waited for our meals, Ashlyn and Kayla made a masterpiece out of the paper table cover. It reminded me of the Buddhist sand art; so much work only to be destroyed. After, the bottomless salad, and yeast rolls with cinnamon butter, I barely had room for my ribs. Somehow I managed to force them down. They were the best ribs I’ve ever had! The way we’ve been eating, if the cancer doesn’t get me, the cholesterol surely will!! This time, I thought the after dinner photo said it all.