Friday, December 15, 2006

The Best Possible News

Some of you who know me already will know that our Lily has been undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer this fall. We've had a really challenging year.

Lily had her last chemo session the weekend before Thanksgiving, and had a cat scan on December 12th. We arranged a conference call with her doctor today so that her Dad & I and Lily could all talk to him together, and he told us that her scans were all normal. Normal.

It's simply the best possible news we could have. A tremendous and welcome gift.

Our heartfelt thanks to all our friends and family who have offered up prayers, white light and good wishes. Love to you all.


Janel said...

Hi Melissa,

I checked out your blog since I'm the ring owner for Spindlicity's web ring. I myself survived ovarian cancer over 27 years ago, and I am so happy at the wonderful gift you've all been given this holiday season. Blessings to you and your family, I am very happy for you. Even though we haven't met before, there is some kind of bond among fiber people and we all feel happy when one of our "tribe" gets good news like this.

Congratulations to you and to Lily.

-- Janel
editor, Spindlicity

Jessica said...

Wonderful news. Happy holidays to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to hear your good news. I had no idea this was happening--will keep you all in my
prayers too.

Theresa said...

I wandered over from the Traditional Knitting list. I read the news about our daughter and I'm thanking God today! That is the best Christmas gift possible! Her poetry is very good too. Thanks for sharing.

Holly said...

That is such fantastic news! And an amazing and beautiful picture, too. Happy holidays, indeed!

annmarie said...

The beautiful photograph says it all. What wonderful news for you and your family.

Knitcrazy said...

Oh What a Wonderful Blessing that is :)



Sheila E said...

I couldn't be more pleased for you and your whole family! Lily is a very lucky girl to have such great support & you, ofcourse, are very blessed to have her.
This Great news couldn't come at a better time!
Blessings surround you!
Happy Christmas!!

marti said...

What a sweet picture~words cannot express how relieved I am for your family.

Terri said...

Melissa, That wonderful news about Lily. I know this has been hard on you and your family. I'm delighted at the good news as I know you are.

Angela said...

I am thrilled with the news Melissa. A gift to all of us who know you and through you, Lily.

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season.

vanessa said...

melissa, the best possible christmas present!
and please wish your hannah a belated happy birthday from her birthday twin :-)

CarolineF said...

Trying again to see if I can post a comment. What a nice picture. Can't wait to see them both with hair again.

molly said...

o the rising of the sun
and the running of the deer
the playing of the merry organ sweet singing in the choir ..

warm christmas wishes
to you & lil & all the fam.

i invite you to stop by my 'virtual breakfast' at (click on 'calendar') and post your thoughts any ol' time..
scroll down a long way to find
a pic of you and me singing at waterford in '87.

xo ~ m