I am so sorry I've not posted in so very long. A number of days ago I realized how long it's been and then I've had the busiest week that I've had since being here. Every night I think that I'm going to get on and post and then I fall into bed exhausted. I'm so sorry, and I've not meant for anyone to worry.
Ellie is doing well. Some days she has even hit the 50 pound mark, but she's a consistent 49. She's also grown an inch since our last check. Her counts are going up and her energy and coloring are good. I finally have some pictures to share, so I'll get on tomorrow and post those. Her hair is almost an inch long all over now!
John and Ethan are still in Florida. We miss them so much. Ethan got on the phone with me the other day and said "I want you, Mommy. I think I'm going to cry for five nights." I love how he's planning in time to be sad. The boy thinks ahead. He's doing well and enjoying the fact that he's with his daddy every day. But he gets very sad every time John leaves him for work or any other reason. It's been a long year for the little guy. We can't wait to be all together again.
I will post more tomorrow, but I just couldn't go to bed one more night without assuring you all that we are still alive and well. I really will try to do better. I think that for a while it was nice to pretend that all was "normal" again and sort of forget that the past year even happened. I didn't even seem to have it in me to get on the computer at all, even to check email. The days have sort of blurred together. Anyway... I so appreciate that you all still care and are praying and I will get you pictures and more descriptions of our life and routine with Ellie's treatment and such.
Thank you so much for your patience with me during this time. I can never forget how you got us through such hard times, and I will not stop keeping you up on what happens next... even if I have a few long delays. Good night for now - I'll check back in tomorrow!