Thanksgiving marked one month since finding out our daughter has DIPG. One month from finding out these holidays will more than likely be our last together.


I am thankful…

-7 kids die daily from cancer. My child wasn’t one of them.

– Jonathan loved the build a bear his sister made for him.

DSC_0042-The whole family meal was gluten free.

-Tony handled some epic meltdowns.

-Charlotte slept peacefully on me.

-We got interviewed on camera for a local tv program.

-Jennifer was so proud to give everybody the Thanksgiving gifts she made.

-I heard laughter all around me, my children, their cousins and my siblings.

-I tucked in 4 tired and full babies.


-7 children lost to cancer on Thanksgiving. My child wasn’t one of them.

-My child wasn’t one of them.

– Thankful.


5 Responses to “thanksgiving”

  1. Libby, I was with my aunt when she died last week and was there when she was buried. In early November I was with my aunt too. As I sat up at night with her while she slept, I continued to read your blogs. In an odd way, your family helped me get thru the tough times. The death of my auntie was sad, but not tragic. She was 85 and lived a full life. I told my aunt about Jennifer and how incredible you all are. We talked about how it was not fair what Jennifer had to deal with and the fact she will not likely live her rightful long life. My aunt will be there for Jennifer and will teach her many things about art, which was her first love. She will have fancy dinners with Jennifer and tell her wonderful stories.

    That won’t make things easier for all of you, and so much of this is just not fair. Not in any way. But thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings with us. You are an inspiration. Truly. I am in awe of you and your family. You will get thru this, I don’t know how, but you will. Because you are f’ing incredible. I think of you every day.

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