As usual, this summer is not working out as I had anticipated. Thought the child would be working in Spokane but as it happens, she is on a different kind of adventure. Her summer is falling together with bits and pieces of this and that.
Camp Sparkle for Gilda's Club will take two weeks. It is a camp for kids that have had cancer somewhere in their lives. Moms, Dads, Sibs... They spend a week doing healing things. Fun things. They all love Meb because she knows, she knows what it is to have cancer and to have lost friends to cancer.
She is spending two weeks with her Uncle David, maybe more depending on how his summer goes. She is going to get to work in the office with his great assistant Donna and learn the business side of things. She is great at doing those sort of things and had lots of organizational skills.
She wants to spend some time with her Grandma in Eugene. Maybe for the Country Fair.... Maybe some time on the water somewhere in the Puget Sound, Maybe some time in Central Washington with a metal lathe and some cutting torches, Maybe.... The Summer is full of maybes... and Maybe that is okay.
I decided yesterday that Maybe this is just a great gift from the Gods. Maybe I we just need to settle an unusual summer, one not dominated by BMT fears. Maybe this is what it is supposed to be. I just keep receiving notices and reading posts about kids that will not be spending the Summer with their Mom's.
Our little world of Childhood Cancer is losing some bright futures right now. Young lives are winding down and people are just down right sad. No other word for it. Sad. Emily seems to be done after cramming so much into her "life list". This was the post this morning from her family.
Enjoy every breath your child can take with ease.