I was driving home today and thinking that I wanted to write something about how long and arduous this journey has been. How radiation is so draining and tiring, then we stopped at the beach. Kris and I decided to drive down the coast on our way home today. It is such a beautiful drive and we know the girls love it. Gabriella had one request, to stop at a beach with some sand. As we pulled in to the parking lot of a sandy beach along our route, G started to get excited. Bridgey was asleep in the motorhome so Kris hung with her and G and I went down to the beach. As I watched G gathering seashells and dodging waves, it hit me what I have been missing. I have been wading through this thing, surviving the days and looking only to the end. Gabriella is living. Every minute of every day is a page in her life that she is soaking up. Today I woke up with my incredible family all around me, I spent this morning playing at the hospital with Bridget while Kris waited with G to get her radiation done. When G woke up we took a very cool bike ride around the Stanford campus, loaded up and drove down the coast, played at the beach, had a great meal and made it home for baths and bed. This life is a gift. I am going to try much harder to remember that.