Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sunday Afternoon

Hi All,

We are just checking in to the hotel in Palo Alto. Its a mile from Lucille Packard which is perfect. We will be waking up early and checking in at 7am to start the day... the long grueling day ahead. Gabriella and Bridget are both here with me and Adam, Nana, Papa, Grandma and Grandpa. Uncle Brook and Auntie Alison are coming up and we are all going to have dinner together.

I just can't begin to explain how I feeling today. I woke up and had to start cleaning my refrigerator out. Thankfully, my housecleaner and good friend Martha came.

I can't catch my breath. My heart is racing out of my chest. Every emotion possible is running through my body and keeps changing every minute. I'm trying to be strong. Adam is feeling he same things but at different times.

Gabriella said to papa today, "I'm sick." and said to my mom, "I'm just having a bad day today.". I told her, "You are not sick. You are healthy and strong.". I told her the little bump shouldn't be there an we are going to get rid of it". I don't know what else to say.

We're gonna enjoy the rest of the day and swim.

P.S. I think we're ALL being saved by the food Uncle Ronnie and Auntie Mel packed for us!!! We are all famished and devouring the food but of course need to save some for tomorrow. Thank you guys so very much!

Thank you Pat and Danielle for meeting me at the gym. A few dead lifts and some hugs was all I needed.


  1. Thoughts and prayers with you guys right now. *hugs*

  2. I am a friend of Samantha Tali's. She told me about your daughter and I just wanted to check in and let you know that I am thinking about you as you start this journey and sending lots of prayers your way. My son was diagnosed with Brain Cancer at age 3. He is now 6! It is a hard, emotional journey but she (and you) are stronger then you think. Hang in there. We have been through chemo and radiation and it is hard but you will adjust to your new "normal". Feel free to call me or email me any time. 916-402-9492.
    With love and hope,
    Keri Jobe (Jackson's mom)

  3. Just followed J-Dogg's post on FB and read what has been happening. We will certainly be praying for you and if there is anything we can do, just ask. Stay strong!

  4. You're saying the right things Kristin! I'm praying for a restful nights sleep. I know that's crazy, I'm doing it anyway. May you find a peace and strength tomorrow you didn't know was possible. You and Adam are an amazing couple and amazing parents. It's one of the things I knew about you both when I first worked with Adam. I was inspired then and I'm inspired now. Whenever you need to, take a moment, close your eyes and know the love that is pouring into you from everyone you know and quite a few you don't.

    1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you...

  5. Kristen, I am thinking about you and your family, saying lots of prayers your way. Stay strong.

  6. Hi, you don't know me. I'm a friend of Nicole Howard's and read her post about you and then saw this blog. I am praying for your little girl and sending very positive thoughts your way. I've been through very scary times with my kids going through major surgeries (3 out of 4 of them) so I know how you are feeling. Dr.'s are amazing these days and my family is praying that they heal your daughter. Best of luck!! Xoxo -Kari

  7. We are adding more soldiers to your army down here at Sun Lakes and across the U.S. Hugs and Kisses Lori and the girls.