Thursday, October 2, 2008

 Hi, all.
   Again, nothing new to report. Owen seems comfortable, and there have been no changes that we have noticed since I last wrote.
  I received the digital scrapbook of Owen's Make a Wish trip from Creative Memories today! I like it, although, of course, looking through it there are things I would like to change about it. It is really nice, though.  I also got a book from Snapfish that I made of a variety of pictures from the past year, which is also nice-but is only pictures and captions-there is MUCH less that you are able to do with that.  Anthony will be taking it to school with him tomorrow.  
  I have to imagine that it is so hard for the teachers to know what to say to the kids in his class. It's hard for us to explain things and to know what to say. The school has been really remarkable in dealing with the boys and the extraordinary situation they are in. I can honestly say that I view them as an extension of our family.  While many people have fallen away because of not knowing what to say or how to deal with this, so many others have really come forth and shown how incredible people can be, and for all of them, I am so grateful.
  As I look out the window while I type, I see the sun shining on the trees, and the sky dark behind them.  I am constantly reminded that no matter how gloomy things are, that the sun will still shine. No matter how bad things may seem, you will get through them, and you will laugh again, and be happy, even though it seems impossible sometimes.  I hope to carry that lesson with me for the rest of my life, and that I can encourage others to see life from that point of view.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Jen,
We are always here for you, even thought we are so very far away physically, remember that we are right there beside you in our hearts & thoughts. We love you and continue to pray for you and the boys. Love Pam & Ashleigh

Kelcey said...

Your story has definitely made me realize that the sun will always shine no matter the circumstances. I definitely look at life a different way after reading all about Owen! I love you and your family and am always thinking about you!!
<3 Love You!

Corri said...

Hi Jen,
I think of you often and pray for strength and comfort for Owen and all of you. Your story has made me even more thankful and appreciative for every day that I have with my son. Love Corri.

Anonymous said...

Jen,
I don't personally know you but have been reading about Owen since August, I do however drive bus with your dad whom I occasionally get updates from and give hugs to. My heart goes out to all of you and I pray that God give you all strength throughout these times. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Kathie

The Winney's said...

Hi Jen,
You don't know me, but my daughter Shannon goes to school with Seth. She keeps me updated on Seth and how she wishes there was something she could do for him, and I told her to just be there for him and be his friend, right now that is very important. I just found out about your website through a friend and have been checking it daily and thinking about you all the time. Take care,
Love, Danielle and Shannon

KKennedy1976 said...

I wish you many more days. Infinite to be exact. Stay positive when you can be.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jen,
You and I must have been on the same wave length or something because I was thinking the same thing when I saw the sun!
You and your family are on my mind all the time and please just know that you guys are in my prayers.
Always,
Jean
P.S. Sarah misses you!

Anonymous said...

Jennifer, Anthony, Seth & Owen:
Although many do not know what to do or say, me being one of them, please know that you are constantly surround with our prayers and love. We will be pre-testing for our black belts this Saturday and each one of us will be wearing a gold ribbon on our belts, to bring awareness to Childhood Cancer, and for Owen.
We love you all. Please give Owen a kiss from Evan, he really misses seeing him at TKD.
Love: Jodie, Olivia & Evan