Home Sweet Home

I am still in Santa Rosa. But I leave here at 6a.m. for the airport.I miss Kelly.His pictures are everywhere.I see his 21 year old face staring at me.His 17 year old face in profile.His newlywed face.I wish he had made this trip with me.It was a lovely visit with his family.They were all so good to me. I wish my kids could have come and spent time with Kelly’s relatives…Karen and Bill…Sue and Joe…Grandmas Barbara and Wilma…Chris and Wendy and their lovely boys Dante and Gio. I miss my children.I want to snuggle with my baby.I want my 39year old husband to give me a kiss. I want to be home with my family. They all seemed so hesitant to part with me for even a few days. I said to Alec before I left, “what’s the big deal I have left you before.” He said, “you didn’t have cancer before.” True.Our time seems more precious. So I miss them and can’t wait to be with them.

On Wednesday I will have my last chemo. Something to be happy about I suppose but I think the hard part is still yet to come. I have no one slotted to go with me, any takers? I am trying to remain positive about treatment and the future. I also realize that a double mastectomy and radiation will have their challenges as well. I rely on God to strengthen me. I have a lot of faith. I know that whatever I endure, while difficult, is not insurmountable. We all have our crosses to bear.

I hope if you are reading this that you are either planning to go to Ida Mae’s or you went. Please let me know if you were able to make it. I just love Mary Kate, Joey, and her staff so much for this.What a truly loving gesture. Thank you all so so much. I am so fortunate to know you.

I love you all so much.Thank you for your continued love and support.Andrea

5 Responses to “Home Sweet Home”

  1. the other naomi says:

    welcome home darlin’,
    i miss you like crazy and i can’t believe you’ve finally gotten to the west coast. kiss everyone for me too…
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  2. leah says:

    vienna and i went to Breakfast for Boobies today, it was really good.
    i hope you have a safe trip home
    ~leah

  3. Jeff Sensenig says:

    I’m looking forward to talking to Kelly tonight as I get my star. Eric and I are heading over together.

  4. mariko says:

    i missed the breakfast… i wish i’d known.
    i’ve been thinking a lot about you being in california…thanks for writing about it all. you’re probably flying home right now.
    if you still need someone to go to chemo with you on wednesday, i’m free till about 7pm….. or whatever other help you might need.
    lemme know

  5. Wendy says:

    I enjoyed our visit so much. I didn’t want to let you go. I feel like I have found a kindred spirit in you. I couldn’t believe that I had the camera out the whole time and never took one picture. But I hold the memory of our visit close in my heart. I hope your trip home went well and I will be praying for you tomorrow. Big hugs to you, Kelly, Clay and all the big kids too! Love you. -Wendy