Monday, May 23, 2011

To Mom, with Love....

We took the kids downtown on Sunday to visit Mom.  She is wearing a scarf of my Mother-in-law Kerstin's.  She said it gives her strength.  Mom fights the fight Kerstin never had a chance to.
The kids thought everything was cool.....especially all the treats that Grandma still managed to have.
 Mom said Evan looked like he was going to spend the day in the Hampton's!  That's how we roll! 
Seriously, how beautiful is my Mom?  She looks amazing and this is 5 days after her stem cell transplant and 6 days after a wicked little bottle of chemo.
Lauren is wearing a strand of Kerstin's coral beads.  We are on this journey together with her spirit guiding us.  We love you and miss you Kerstin.  Mom, you are a rock star.  You never fail to impress me.  I love you more than you will ever know.  xoxoxoxoxo  You are a survivor.  Remission here we come.  This will all be worth it in the end!  My sister said today, "Look how far we have already come."
And to all those amazing people on the 15th floor of Prentice Hospital, we thank you for your friendship and encouragement.  We couldn't do it without you.  You are all hero's in our book. 


  1. Yes Terry is so amazing. We pray for her and wish her well.two sissy's-Tricia and Tracey are also amazing...I am so touched by your blog..What a family ! You guys are great...I am can feel all the love and encouragment,strength you give your mom....So glad we are part of your family now too!Terry -May God Bless you.Love the Dignans.We love all you guys.

  2. Terry looks great! We wish her a speedy recovery!

    In our thoughts,
    Michelle & Michael Sullivan

  3. Your mom looks beautiful. Please pass on our love :)

  4. Terry's strength and good spirits amaze me. she is so strong and has such a good attitude, she deserves to be a winner and have a long remission after all she has gone thru. My heart and love are with you all, and I hope your Mom knows how very much she is loved! Love always, Anne