Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I'm still here

I have determined that I will post once a week.  I need to set myself some goals to get out of this zone I seem to be in.  I have so much I want to do here and so much to share, that I get overwhelmed, don't know where to start and thus, decide not to start.  As such, I have decided to set an achievable goal... or at least I hope it's achievable!  I will be posting once a week, with Tuesday as my start day.  If I haven't posted in a week by Tuesday, I will then.  Now that I have written this and it's captured in ink, I will be more likely to do it!  

I am hoping to change this blog around a bit in the next month.  I want to do two things - to fill everyone in on our current happenings, and to share my thoughts on what grief is like on the inside.  I hope to ask for your input, and am looking forward to your responses already!  Now I just need to get this site going better!

Most importantly, I need to add two things to this post.  1) Peyton is doing very well!  I am thrilled to be able to say this and yet am reluctant to put it into writing!  We are hopeful he will continue to heal so well.
2) We are planning a fundraiser to show Drew how much we love him, and to try to make a difference for the kids and the families that have yet to go through this.  We feel very deeply about this and will be working towards making a difference any way we can.  My sister-in-law, Nicola, and a dear friend, Aisling, are the main coordinators, with Jordan and I playing a back-seat role.  You can find out more at A Day For Drew (www.adayfordrew.com).  I will be adding more to this blog on that note in the future as well.

Please bear with me as I seek to turn this blog into something sustainable and hopefully interesting/helpful to those who visit.  Thank you again for visiting us!

(I have promised an update on our genetic situation and Peyton's results, but am waiting for a meeting with the genetics specialist to post more.  Well, sort of.  That's sort of an excuse, but I am getting closer to being able to post this - it takes a lot of emotional energy and I need to dose it right now.  I haven't forgotten!)


Anonymous said...

There you are!! Kidding, I am glad you took a bit of a break, and once a week sounds like an excellent plan!!

Now, we have to get you guys out camping with us before the big golf day!! Wanna follow us to the Island? If so leaving in 8 sleeps!! Just a thought, but would be happy to have you, Jordan & Peyton join us soon!!

Always in my thoughts (and golf poster is posted in our lobby at Sylvan....Drew's pic reminds us how lucky we were to have known him)!

See you around and boys hope to play a bit with Peyton and the rest of the small group kids on Friday at the wind-up!!


The Pakosz Crew said...

So glad to read some more from your heart and where life is leading you. I have told you this before, and just want to say it again.....I appreciate so much all the information and updates you provide, but don't feel there is nothing private in your lives either. If it is just too much that is OK! We love you guys so mcuh. BTW: I agree with Steve! Come on out to the island!

melisa said...

Thanks for the update! You are in our thoughts and prayers daily. We would love to donate in any way we can to honor Drew and help other kids.
In Christ,
Melisa and Aaron

melisa said...

Thanks for the update! Please know that you are in our prayers daily and we love you!

Melisa & Aaron

Kevin and Laura said...

I just love reading your posts. whenever you post them. miss you guys and think of you every single day.