Miracles here and there

Thank you for all the prayers and energy you sent my way. I did well these two weeks – even helping out with one son’s Thanksgiving snacks at school and having a warm and fun Thanksgiving Day and weekend with family and friends. Thank you for your part in generating all these good feelings. (Chemo on Tuesday (tomorrow) so happy to get more!)

Miracles abound, and here two that appeared in the form of serendipities.

Serendipity #1:

My chemo sessions are normally scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. and the rhythm of our weeks rely on that. It means that I can drive my younger son to school on Tuesday morning, and that I can be disconnected from chemo before he comes home on Thursday.

However, my most recent chemo was scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. It meant that I would sit around all morning anticipating chemo. It meant that I wouldn’t get disconnected on Thursday until after the kids got home from school. It meant that the people who normally drive me to and fro, couldn’t. In short, it meant that I wasn’t happy with that time.

But then, at the last minute, I received an email from the leader of a mom’s group I was part of last year. One of us was going through a rough patch and could we all get together in support? Amazingly, everyone could make it – on Tuesday morning! So, that unusually late chemo time allowed me to be there for a friend. On top of that, another friend came through at the last hour with the offer to drive me, so it was fun to share that “special” time at Dana Farber with someone new.

Serendipity #2:

We had family visit over the weekend just before my most recent chemo session, including a four-year-old boy. The little boy joyfully played trains endlessly with my two sons. As you might imagine, we have quite the collection of Brio train tracks and trains and they made all kinds of loops, bridges and tunnels for the trains.

After everyone flew home on Monday, I ran an errand and parked in such a way that I had to cut through a toy store. The first thing I saw was a box of assorted Brio tracks! This family and I have an agreement to not buy gifts, so I passed it by. But I couldn’t deny the pull to buy it and eventually gave in.

On Wednesday, this little boy was at his home, miles away, playing with his train tracks and trains and asked his mom if my boys could come and visit and bring their tracks. She explained that we live too far and couldn’t just drop in, and her heart broke to see his disappointment.

Less than 20 minutes later, she noticed a package on their doorstep, containing the train tracks. Overjoyed, he is convinced they were sent by my boys in response to his request!

I hope that your requests are answered in immediate and happy ways, and that every little thing falls into place as it should.

Thank you for your prayers and positive energy for a good chemo session this week and good energy always. And may you notice your miracles!