Thursday, October 29, 2009

After another long day, we're at our Calgary home and just relaxing. I've had a "missing our boys really bad" kind of day today. So tonite when we got home, we called and talked to Corban and him and I just cried together because we missed each other so much. I'm angry at all the time we've had to spend away from them. I never dreamed that when our kids are so young that we would have to leave them for extended periods like this. I just wish there were some way to keep our family all together all the time, but unfortunately, life just doesn't work like that. I just miss holding and cuddling my boys and how they make us smile all the time! Today, i'm SO jealous of our family and friends who get to love them 'in person'! I know they're in good hands and that my parents are very good cuddler's, but it's just hard not to be there to wipe their tears and tuck them into bed!
Anyway, God has something bigger than us in store here, and i'm just praying that the time we do have together is just that much more amazing, and i'm sure we'll make up for this time that we've missed when this is all over. It's just hard for me to see the other side on days like today.
Hope you don't mind my unloading, just what we're dealing with today.

Colin had his second hemaglobin transfusion, another two units, so hopefully he'll start to stabalize and his marrow starts responding to the G-CSF shots. Please pray that the harvest takes place Monday and that we can be home putting our boys in their own beds by tuesday night! That's what i'm dreaming of right now!

I'm gonna go get ready for bed now!
Good Night!

Luv, Melissa


  1. I'm sorry that you are sad Melissa....try to be strong and think of the time that is already behind you will all be together soon :) I miss tucking my boy into bed too,,,,Kaleb seems soooo far away sometimes,,,,,there are always stages of this parenting to go through :) Love ya! Auntie Dawna sniff sniff

  2. Oh Melissa... I'm so sorry to hear that you're having a hard time missing your kids. I cannot imagine having my family separated the way yours is. I'll be praying specifically for comfort for each of your hearts and for Colin's harvest will indeed take place Monday so that you can be back home with your family.

  3. Love you guys. Things are going to get so much better, so very soon! You're great parents, and that is so evident to everyone who know your boys. They are very loved, and that is never far from their hearts.

    Love, Chandy & Kurtis

  4. Hi Colin and Melissa,

    I'm sorry you are missing your boys - I know that this is very hard for you. And that is to be expected. It's because of the love you all share and the strong family you are building that you feel this way.
    God is using this trial in your life. It's not easy at all, but you will emerge stronger and even more loving parents.
    We are praying for you - the days become long and wearisome and you wonder how you will manage to carry on. Our loving God is always there for you, helping you when you just can't stand another minute of this, giving you strength for every moment.
    our love to you,
    Uncle Tim and Auntie Lorrie