Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Great Day

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!


  1. I am so happy for you and Abby. I know it means alot to both of you to know you are not alone. I wish all of you a Happy and Blessed New Year!

  2. That is so funny... I had commented on Alyssa's caringbridge site that I didn't even cry:) If you would have started to cry, I would have been boo hooing! It was so great to finally meet you, and I hope for many more visits to come. Alyssa has said lots about Abby, and Kodi has said lots about Lyla. He really thought she was cute and funny!
    Happy New Year!

  3. Thanks for sharing Morgan. I'm so happy for Abby to have a sole mate like Alyssa.

  4. I know how much it means to have someone that you can talk to about this. Cancer is a difficult diagnosis for all families. It is so nice that Abby has a friend that understands what she is going through.