A Work In Progress

A Work In Progress

Monday, February 27, 2017

Scott & Debbie's Weekend Away - Debbie's Caring Bridge Post

This made me so happy, to know that they had such a wonderful time together!  They so deserved it!  2 years ago when we did this for them...Scott was feeling really sick.  He was diagnosed with DSRCT a few weeks later.  Last year he was going thru treatments and wasn't feeling well either.  He continues to go thru treatments after his surgery in NYC last June.  So for them to have a weekend away with Scott feeling well enough to enjoy himself on Saturday!  Wow!  Thank you Lord!  :-)  They surprised Myles (and the rest of us) at his Basketball game on Saturday Morning! :-)  Here is a pic I took, followed by Debbie's Caring Bridge Post.  Even with all they have on their plates, they are still choosing to be Thankful! <3 h2="">

Journal entry by Debbie Heiman — 18 hours ago

Scott and I enjoyed a little less than 48 hours on our own. Wow, the time sure flies by fast!

We left our house around 3:45PM on Friday, after picking the kids up from school. We went to Family Video to rent some movies and then headed to an early dinner. Yes, we had dinner at 4:30 with all of the retired people. We enjoyed a fish fry at Kegel's Inn, West Allis. 

After dinner, we headed to our hotel by the airport. We checked in and then made a trip to Target for snacks and drinks to have during our movies. 
We watched 2 movies, which were really funny! It was so great to relax and laugh together! 

We don't get much time to talk, because our lives are crazy and there are always kids around. Scott usually goes to bed before I do, because he is just worn out. We talked until about 2AM. It's was so nice to actually talk to my best friend without any interruptions from kids or nurses coming to check on him during chemo. It truly meant the world to me to have this precious time with him! Man do I love that guy! 

On Saturday morning, we went to Perkins for breakfast. I told him how much I was enjoying our time together. He made a comment about it not taking much to make me happy. It's very true. Time with the love of my life and my family is all I need to make me happy in life. I'm a simple person. You would think that after 19 years together that he would know that by now. 😊

After breakfast, we went to Myles' last basketball game of the season to surprise him. He was really surprised, and so were Jenny, Jonathan, and our other 3 kids. I'm so glad that we went!

On Saturday night, we went to Upper 90's Sports Pub for dinner. We ate alligator bites for our appetizer. They were pretty good. 

We then walked to the Milwaukee theater for a country concert. William Michael Morgan was the opening act, followed by Lee Brice and Justin Moore. It was a great concert!

We went back to the hotel and watched a 3rd movie. That one was good too. We were able to sleep in until 10AM, which was heavenly!

We checked out of the hotel and went to Noodles and Company for lunch. We then sat at Starbucks and enjoyed coffee and conversation before returning home to our crazy life!

Thank you Jenny and Jonathan for taking care of the kids and treating them to special things that they don't get to do very often. They are very grateful, and so are we!

As much as we enjoyed time away, it's great to be home again! If we had times like this often, we wouldn't be as thankful for these precious moments. I will forever cherish this weekend! It was everything we needed and more. 

Hopefully we are recharged enough to face the upcoming chemo and PET scans in March. Life with 4 kids and the challenges of that alone can tire parents out. Adding in the chemo, scans, appointments and side effects just complicates life. 

Please Lord, be with our family as we continue to face these challenges with you by our side! We all know that you know what the future holds and we need not be afraid! Thank you for carrying us through the hard times!  

A close friend of mine lost her Mother on Saturday morning, and other friends of mine lost their mother/daughter/sister on Saturday as well. Life is short and we need to cherish every day that we are given. I pray for God's peace to be with my friends in these challenging times as well!

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