Thursday, March 31, 2016

Rising Up...

There is a birthday in the house. Little Miss is very excited to be turning 9 today. I can't believe it's been that long. Some days I want to cuddle that black-haired baby, but it's so much fun to watch her grow up and see who she is becoming. She is our smart, strong-willed, affectionate, perceptive, creative, and funny daughter who also still enjoys the cuddles. We love her to the moon.

For birthday mornings we usually celebrate with cinnamon buns (not homemade). Today was no different. We got up extra early to make sure we had time to celebrate. All went as planned, however, the buns didn't rise :(

All I could think of was the lyrics to the song Rise Up, sometimes my connections are out there. Rise Up is a song I was recently introduced to by some sweet girls. I listened to it on the way to the doctor and I was then motivated to be able to face the day ahead.  

It's been a couple of rough emotional days in the Sousa house, filled with anxiety and fear. This morning, shortly after 9:00 when my oncologist walked into the room, our fears were alleviated (for now). My scans showed additional shrinkage with the brain mets and all other spots in my lungs and bones, seem to be stable. I am grateful. 

We started our day with flat, dense cinnamon buns, but it's turned out to be a day of celebrating my good scans and most importantly, the birth of our daughter. Regardless of what our breakfast did, we chose to Rise Up anyway. 


Unknown said...

Happy Birthday little miss! So happy to hear your results!

Unknown said...

Hi Linda. Hope you are doing ok.

Linda said...

Thanks Katie, I'm doing ok. Sorry for the lack of posts. Thanks for checking in on me. xo

Unknown said...

Dear Linda, a quick note to say hello. I stumbled on your blog and was delighted to read about your beautiful family and your adventures. That is a wonderful quote from Jonathan Lockwood Huie.

wishing you much health and well being. Aviinoam Lerner