Thursday, April 21, 2011

Plan everything, then have no expectations...I guess that is a way to look at life, isn't it? We have ideas all the time about how we should live, what we should be doing, what will make us happy, but do we really KNOW what those things are? We like the idea of planning because it gives us a goal, something to look forward to, a dream. However, I have to admit that it can change, your plan can change, along the path of life and it could even be for the better, even if it doesn't seem that way at times.

The past three days in the hospital have gone much better than I could have ever planned. I have had some time to spend with my girls with little expectation of "getting things done". It has been more fun that I would have imagined!

Autumn is taking all this chemo in stride, I half-joked with the nurses that they must be giving her water because she is doing so well! I hope she continues on this path. She lacks an appetite which is not so good, but they do say it will come back in the coming week. We will have to return here in 2 weeks again for another 4 day stay, but then we are back to once a week for awhile.

I hope those of you on Spring Break are doing well!!! I have to once again thank you all for your love and support through all of this, it has been nothing less that marvelous! My friend Kristen Jones who sells Aloette products had a fabulous fund-raiser for Autumn last week. Sarah has put together a Care Calendar that many of you have so graciously been a part of to bring us such delicious dinners! My dear friend Alex, pregnant with her third child while working and moving found time to create a Pay Pal donation site for us. And Autumn's grandpa and grandma who are selling bright orange (the color for kidney cancer) wrist bands. There have been soooo many of you out there, what a wonderful community of family and friends!!

We love you all!
Autumn and family


  1. We love you all too, Juliet! We hope you enjoy a wonderful Easter in the midst of all these challenges. Thank you for so graciously keeping us informed of dear Autumn's progress--and that of Sage, Lindsey, Juliet, and Jeff too!
    Uncle Jack and Aunt Gracie

  2. Juliet, it is amazing how from such an awful situation can come such grace and beauty. Through both our love for Autumn and your beautiful posts families, a community of friends (both near and far away), and all of us as individuals are reflecting on life's truly important things - family, friends, and the simple joys of the moment. Blessing to Autumn, the Cannon family and everyone.

    George Harrison

  3. I am glad to hear you are all holding up well and keeping your hearts and minds open to things that could or couldn't be. I can't imagine how tough it is. I think of all of you so often and hope that we will see you all very soon. You are all much loved and good healing thoughts are constantly coming your way!
    Big giant hugs and healing butterfly kisses,
    The Glenns (Brandi and Greg)