Yesterday was a great day! The girls and I drove to Benton to meet Kellie Beggs and her kids, Kodi and Alyssa. Alyssa is 7 and also has a brain tumor. Her tumor is a craniopharyngioma. She had surgery in October 2008 but there is some residual tumor left. She has MRIs every 3 months like Abby. Kellie truly understands how I feel and it was so wonderful to sit down and talk to her in person. We have emailed each other for months, but there is nothing like a face to face conversation. We talked about all the joys and hardships of this journey and surprisingly, I didn't even cry! I was just so happy to talk to someone who I knew wouldn't think I was crazy!
The girls played together and compared surgery scars. I am glad Abby will get to know someone like her. I am glad she will know that she is not alone. I am glad I know that I am not alone! Kellie has been such a source of strength for me, and I know that God's hand was in our paths crossing.
I smiled the whole way home. Abby has talked about Alyssa almost non-stop. It was a great day!