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September 11th, 2015. Day +1645. 5 year mark!!!!!   2 comments


First Day of Second Grade!!


Molly is ready for Pre-K!!

What can I say about this date that most of you don’t already know?  It was 5 years ago today that Charlotte was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.  Cancer survival rates are often dependent upon reaching this timeframe.  It was 5 years ago that we were told there was a 50% chance that she would be with us today.  I’ve often told folks who comment on how the time passes so fast (when children are growing up) that it’s been the longest 5 years of my life.  This is one of the moments that Amy and I have been praying to see.  And I pray every night for those that I’ve known or come to know throughout these years that didn’t get the chance to celebrate this milestone with their family member.

We finally got to see a bear!

It’s been another busy and wonderful summer.  Charlotte and Molly both had their first day of school this week.  We were a week late because we took a family trip to Alaska two weeks ago with all of the Wagenknechts!!  That was a totally awesome time.  We all loved it and we are ready to go again.  I’m actually thinking of moving up there…don’t tell Amy I said that.  We visited Denali National Park and saw parts of Anchorage, and Talkeetna.  Then we went to Seward and got on a cruise and saw Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan.  We were even able to participate in a brief “Make a Wish” type walk on the cruise ship.  It was a wonderful way to celebrate the health of our families.

Cruising the Hubbard Glacier

Cruising the Hubbard Glacier

I want to thank everyone for checking in on us throughout Charlotte’s journey.  Your kind words, donations and emotional support have made this day, a day that once seemed absolutely impossible, a day for us to truly cherish and remember.

Thank you to all and may all of your days be as special to you as this one is to us.

Posted September 11, 2015 by L. Elske in Uncategorized