Sunday, August 23, 2009

OK, this sign I can't ignore



I blogged the other day about seeing butterflies flitting around our backyard and wondering whether they were some sort of sign, but not quite believing it.

This morning, as I was packing for our trip to Duke University, I went to hang up a cotton top of mine that's been hanging on the back of the bedroom door for weeks now. I happened to glance at the label.

See?

Hmmm....

We arrived safely, the only hazard was when Max decided to push the luggage cart all over the lobby of the hotel we're staying in and nearly castrated some poor guy. Tomorrow, we head over to Duke at 8:15. Max is going to have his vital signs taken, get weighed and measured and have some blood work done. Then we'll have free time, we're planning on visiting Frankie's Fun Park, which sounds like...fun. Oh, and we're definitely trying some good ol' North Carolina BBQ, too. Yes, we are trying to cram lots of fun in before the stem cell infusion. Max deserves to have a good time. Come to think of it, so do we.

20 comments:

  1. Ah! Frankies is SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!! (Just be sure to bring antibacterial hand gel.....)

    You're in my thoughts and prayers this week!!

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  2. I am SO excited for you guys! Wishing you lots of luck. I agree about the "signs!"

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  3. I am super excited for you guys. Can't wait to read all about it & see the progress Max makes! Welcome to the south ya'll. Too bad we can't meet up!

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  4. I think the universe is talking to us all the time--we just have to listen.

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  5. OMG! Ellen you guys are at the Millinium aren't you? We were there when Faith had her biopsy 2 yrs ago! SOOOOOO NICE, great pool! I recognized the lobby. Hope they are good to you guys! Now I want vicarious details about the bbq, I am missing it sooooo much. We will be praying hard for you guys over the next few days. I am sure what happens next, we will be all waiting with baited breath!! XOXOXOX

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  6. Yep--looks like a sign to me! Go with it, and go for it! And eat some BBQ for me!

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  7. Ok...what was the sign? China? Size 4? I don't get it. ;-)
    I'll be praying hard this week for our Max. And you know what they say...a sinner's prayers are always answered. Max is going to be GREAT!!!!!
    Good luck!
    xo

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  8. Barbara from BostonAugust 24, 2009 at 1:37 AM

    You are all in my prayers. God bless!

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  9. I agree with signs...you are in my thoughts!

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  10. Good luck with everything!

    Great "sign"!

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  11. I can't wait to hear "the rest of the story"...

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  12. Sounds like Hershey Park is a great place. A whole park built around chocolate cannot be bad!

    Can't wait to hear how things go at Duke...

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  13. I'm telling you girl, once you open your eyes to the signs, they're flippin' everywhere.

    Enjoy the hopeful view.

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  14. Good luck, Ellen!! I just sent you an email with some other local attractions to try to cram in :) I'll be thinking of you all tomorrow!!

    ~Brandie

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  15. I am so excited to hear how everything pans out and the results. You and Max are in my thoughts this week and I can't wait to read the next update.

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  16. Wow, that is one strong sign! I'm so excited for you guys, and am keeping you all in my thoughts. Can't wait to hear how it goes!

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  17. Hoping and praying for spectacular results!

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  18. i am a BIG believer in signs! Lots of luck!

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  19. Hope all goes well tomorrow...I'm so excited!!!! Give "My Max" a big kiss for me and I'll be thinking about you guys!!! Chat when you get back...Be well and stay safe... Paola

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Thanks for sharing!