Before the big “7”

Tomorrow is Ella’s 7th birthday.
Those of you who have been with us for a while, may remember that Shane and I had to stay overnight the night before Ella’s 4th birthday (yes, it’s really been 3 years already) at CHOP.

Shane had to have G-tube surgery in order to receive a new chemo treatment. He also had his last radiation on Ella’s birthday.

My little girl was so resilient that day and every day since. I love her kindness and thoughtfulness. Not a day goes by that she doesn’t remember Shane.

We spoke recently about Shane and she told me she doesn’t like to talk about him to people not in our family or who didn’t know him, especially in school. It just makes her sad.

I appreciate her ability to recognize her boundaries and hopefully in time, she won’t be so sad. Until then, she told me he is always with her, he is apart of her in her heart.


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