Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Well a lot has happened in our daily routine lately. Daddy got a short contract job and has therefore been extremely busy. We are so happy and thankful that his hard work has finally paid off and want him to know how proud we are of him. My husband is one of the most dedicated, diligent workers I have ever met. Although this is only a temporary position, we hope that this experience and his strong work ethics will open the door to more possibilities. As I am sure you can all imagine, this has also had quite an impact in our daily lifestyle and routine. It is incredible how much you depend on someone and lean on them when you go through a life changing experience such as this. I know that this has made us stronger as a couple and although Parker's disease is a daily battle, he has had both of his parents at home with him for over 18 months. We share a special bond with Parker that is very difficult to even try and put into words. This transition has been extremely difficult for Parker as well. We both miss daddy very much and the energy and laughter that he brings into our lives. Parker has not been going to bed at night very well because he wants to make sure that Daddy is still home. For the past couple of nights we have let him stay in our bed for a bit to watch t.v before saying ciao! Although, he will not show it, I know that this has been very difficult for him. We are so blessed to have him in our lives and want him to know that we appreciate everything he is doing to try and make things a little better for us.

Last week one of my brother-in-laws colleagues held an event where she donated the proceeds to Parker. We would like to thank-you so much for this and want you to know how much your contribution and support means to our family. I am so sorry that it has taken this long to thank you on our site. Although, my husband has found short term employment, it will continue to be extremely financially straining on us with the loss of my income and the mere fact that we have both been off work for so long to care for Parker and provide him with the safest environment possible. A loss of income for 18 months for both of us has given us a tremendous amount of stress and worry. We sincerely appreciate all of the help we have received and are extremely grateful of any help we may get in the future so that we may continue to protect Parker the best that we can. If anyone has ideas or is willing to plan an event then we are very appreciative of this too.

Parker had his visit at Sick Kids on Monday and we are thrilled that his lymphocytes went up another 100 to a total of 870 now. The rest of his numbers remained relatively the same which makes us so happy. Our son is such a fighter and we count our blessings every day for the joy that he brings to our lives. I honestly feel so blessed to have a son who is so amazing.

Well, I must go and get ready for our day. The little monkey should be waking soon and ready to go full force. A special thank-you to Nana and Gaga who have been such a tremendous support to us. I am so lucky to have such amazing, supportive parents and we love you very much. Thank-you for your daily visits and helping me out so much with our new adjustment.

1 comment:

Auntie Natalie said...

Parker Pants,

Good morning! many changes lately. I bet that you miss your Daddy!

And Kevin...congratulations on your job! What a relief for you all!

We love you Parker Pants!

Auntie Natalie & Uncle David xoxox