January 20th: the plan
After taking a picture/uploading almost every day of 2012, it has been an incredible relief to just S T O P for a couple of weeks. I turned off the “Take a picture” alarm on my phone that buzzed twice/day at 7:30AM and 7:30PM and I stopped framing moments of our day with the intent to blog later. That being said, I really think that 2012 was such a great year, in part, because of the 366 project. Making the time every day to say, “This moment. This moment is good,” leaves you overwhelmed with the knowledge that you have a heck of a lot of good moments. Also, I think there is a universal feeling among parents when we all periodically exclaim, “Where has the time gone?” I know I’ve mentioned this before, but parenthood has simultaneously put my life into warp speed (I have a three-year old?! HOW!? That seems simply impossible) while some days – especially those days early in the year, in the hospital – well, each one of those days lasted 100 years. The 366 project has been good for tempering those extremes. As the project calmly plodded forward, I could look back and say, there’s where our time went and each day was 24 hours long, each week 7 days.
While I’m sad to see the 366 part of the project end, I’m not abandoning the blog just yet. This story is not done yet – technically it won’t be until we crush up that last dose of 6-mp on October 10th and enter the [terrifying and wonderful] land of Off Treatment. I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that we are now in 2013. 2013 is our last year of treatment. Back in July of 2011, 2013 was unfathomable. Even after October of this year, we’ll continue to visit the 5th floor on a pretty regular basis to monitor blood counts and any after-effects. Once/week posts seems like a reasonable goal for the time being. So, that’s the plan folks.