A few people have asked for an update on how the kids are doing. Here it is. In case you don't know, here are the kids and their ages:
Claire - 14
Thomas - 12
Benjamin - 10
Olivia - 5
Sam - 1
Claire, Thomas and Benjamin are keeping busy with school and sports. JJ has told them of what is going on, the seriousness of the situation, and that we are praying for a miracle. It was so great to see these kids this past week. They are the same kids they have always been, so good to eachother, best friends, and very protective of their younger siblings.
Olivia is mostly unaware, but she knows that her mom is sick in the hospital and is clearly concerned from worried expression on her little face.
and has been spending most of her time with her super-positive, chatterbox cousin Whitney who is a dream come true at a time like this.
Sam turned 1 on Wednesday. He is adorable. We had a birthday party for him with all the family in town with pizza and cake. It was bittersweet.