Celebration Day

She called at 2:45 this morning, waking in the night, “Daddy! Daddy!” Bri initially went to her, then I came down and took over, because I could. She cuddled right in to my arms and we rocked and rocked and rocked, and I wondered at the beautiful snugness of her. How big she has grown in just three weeks. Her little arms wrapping around me and patting my back in rhythm with our rocking. After a while, I put her back in her bed. “May you pwease sit next to me?” She whispered. So I did. Then I went back to bed and heard her 4 hours later calling, “Mommy! Mommy!” She knew it was the day.

We have all hugged and cuddled and danced and played. So far today I have already been a horse, a dancing queen, a pretend mommy (not sure how that’s different from a real one, but I really don’t care), and it’s not even 9:00 a.m. I let Bri sleep in, and I made breakfasts and packed lunches and changed diapers and it has been wonderful.

We are calling it our Celebration Day (and no, it’s not because Tatiana didn’t get into the top 12 of American Idol, although that IS cause for celebration). Ash wants to go to Dave’s for supper (surprise, surprise), and Bear wants cupcakes and balloons and Bella just wants me to paint her nails.

And me? I just want to be with my babies all day long.

So I’m going to!

(Update: My appt. w/ the oncologist went well on Tuesday. She was pleased with my blood numbers. I have a diagnostic test on this coming Tuesday to check for breast cancer recurrence (the first 2 years are the highest risk of recurrence, and I’m at 18 months.) If all is clear, then I move into maintenance mode rather than treatment mode. I’m so ready.)

13 responses to “Celebration Day”

  1. Hooray! Good news. My continued prayers for you and your family. Enjoy your babies.


  2. Yippee!!!! Dancing with you! 🙂


  3. Angie that is such great news! I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating with your babies and hubby! By the way I like your kids’ ideas for celebrating, and I totally agree with you about Tatiana, hahaha!


  4. YeAh, we are Celebrating with you!! What sweetness. Getting up early, making lunches and breakfast…having a renewed motivation….
    Soo glad you’re home!


  5. Yea! Celebrating with you!


  6. YaY for Mom being back! Yay for holding and cuddling and snuggling. Praise the Lord for such a gift as physical touch and arms to help! I am celebrating today with you Davis’s!


  7. “Have I told you lately….that I love you”

    Hope you’re having a fabulous day!


  8. That is really wonderful news! And it sounds like you have had the most wonderful day. Joy is in just being with them. The celebration is in the littlest things, the seemingly mundane things that we do everyday. If only the rest of us could always appreciate them the way you do today!!!


  9. Oh Girl I am Celebrating with you to in heart and mind! :0) Praise the Lord!


  10. WOOOO HOOOOO! Good job, Pretend Mommy 🙂 That is the cutest thing to play! I’m so happy for you all.



  11. Hugging, cuddling, dancing and playing…it doesn’t get much better than that! Even for a “pretend mommy” =) (Where ever that came from….) Wonderful news about your blood work results! And, praying that as the results continue to come in~they’ll all be as good. As busy, multi-tasking moms we can sometimes wish we had our “own alone, by myself time”…but, as you can attest to, that can be very lonely and painful. I’m glad these past weeks of separation are behind you. Have you seen the commercail on TV (it’s about klennex) where the busy mom is going through a typical morning with her children and it’s saying…”touch, touch, touch, touch, touch, then she pulls a nice puff kleenex out of a box and it says…”feel”. May you FEEL deeply the joy of holding your loved ones, feel the thankfulness of being able to fix their breakfast, pack their lunches, hug them when they return home at the end of their day and feel such deep gratitude as you tuck them into bed at night. We all have SO MANY lessons to learn for you Angie! You are such a blessing because of your transparency, honesty and ability to put into words what so many of us need to hear. Love you girl…


  12. Praising, dancing and rejoicing with you today, Angie!


  13. Am I the only one who was rooting for Tatiana? haha


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