On our knees together
Do you know what we did to celebrate Monday’s news of continued NED (NO EVIDENCE OF DISEASE–WOO!)?
Brad, Maren, Greta and I — we all played Lego in the basement together.
It was a perfect evening.
There was no feasting, no phone calls/updates (love the blog!), not even any dancing.
It was a normal-busy-family-weeknight. We finished school/work/day, we did the evening runaround practice/eat, and then we played. It was wonderful, really. Brad built something like a rover: a very man-like thing that drives. I made a two story house and tried not to care about color and symmetry. Greta made a “jungle”; she also spent a lot of time complimenting our work: “Mommy, that is excellent building you are doing right there. Daddy I love that blue piece you put on.” Maren made a little cabana of sorts; her Lego-creating is time-consuming and largely quiet–just like me as a child. She’s moving mountains around with that bright mind of hers.
Brad and I deposited our lists and our obligations and felt the great weight of gratitude. It’s not coincidence that we spent an hour literally on our knees with our family that night. There is no cancer corroding our family. It’s now that I cry with relief and gratitude.
We do not take each other for granted. We do not take playtime for granted. We honor the blessings and the God who gives them by being the very best Jen, Brad, Maren and Greta we can be. And it’s enough. It’s always enough.