Saturday, February 28, 2009

Update on Tami Clawson Stewart

I am sorry to report that Tami has Stage 3 Colon Cancer. According to Aunt Barbara, Tami will have a port put in at the end of the month.They are not sure when her Chemo will start. Please continue to pray for her.

I have a list from Aunt Alta of our families cancer history.
I also have an address and phone number for Tami.
Leave me a comment below if you want me to send you this info.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

I am worried, worried about my cousin Tami. She had a large mass removed from her colon, but the doctors don’t know yet whether or not it’s cancer. Let's pray it's not. I am also worried about my Aunt Sylvia and praying daily that her cancer is in remission. Our family (the Clawson's) seems to have a great deal of cancer. Do we have more than other families? Or, does it just seem that way because we have a large family? Or, is it just that I know more about my family?

Cancer is something I think about a least once a week, maybe more often. It is scary; I am terrified of IT! I’m always wondering whom it will strike next. We can do everything right—quit smoking, eat healthy, exercise and have all the right tests, and we still might get IT. Really, all we can do is live each day to the fullest-----love each other-----be there for each other-----pray for each other. That's what my dad did, and anyone who knew my dad knows how much he was loved and how much he loved and cared for others.

Aunt Alta is making a list of our family's cancer history. It has been suggested that we give this list to our doctors. If you would like a copy just let me know, and I will make sure you get one as soon as she sends it to me.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sleep Over

Grandpa and Bryson eating cereal in our almost finished dining room.

Bryson and Grandpa playing with the new firehouse.

Bryson wearing the walkie talkie that Grandpa calls the fire man walkie talkie.

Bryson's new Fire House and Fire Truck

Bryson spent the night with Grandpa and Gramme Saturday night. We had a wonderful time with him. Auntie Angela came over and played too. We went to the river to visit Great Uncle Jimmy, Amy and 4 teenagers and had hamburgers. Delicious! On the way home we had a flat tire---first time in years. For Valentines day we splurged and bought Bryson a Fisher Price Fire House. Let me tell you ------he love it!! With his daddy Sean being a fireman Bryson knew all about the fire house and the fire truck. But...........................We messed up and gave it to him to close to bedtime and............well .......We had a very hard time getting him to go to bed. He (and I) had a hard time sleeping and woke up several times. That and someone Snoring---------I finally gave up and made coffee at 4am. Hard to believe especially since I love to sleep in. All day Sunday we played with the Firehouse. He did let me read him ONE book --------He picked the shortest one of all his books. Auntie Ange gave him a Wonder Maker Set and he had a lot of fun with that. As much fun as he had with us he was very excited to see his Daddy and Momma. Wouldn't want it any other way.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Bryson Driving His Gator

Just wanted to post a couple of pictures of Bryson driving the Gator he got from his MeMa (Sean's mom) for his birthday. He can push the gas peddle and steer a little but needs someone with him because he doesn't watch where he is going.

Thomas the Train

Gerald -aka Grandpa arrive home on Friday night from PA but before he did he just had to stop and visit with Bryson. Bryson was so excited to see his Grandpa ---it had been two weeks. He wanted Grandpa to play with his Thomas the Train set. Part of his trains run by battery and part are pushed the old fashion way. Bryson was pushing his train around the track. So Grandpa place a battery operated engine on the track. Bryson saw it going around and must not have liked it because he snatched it off the track, turned it off and walked all the way around the track and open the little drawer and threw the train in. He then slammed the door and walked back to his train and started pushing it around the track again and let Grandpa push it too. Sean said he sometimes just likes to push the trains. It turned out that Grandpa really enjoyed pushing the trains back and forth with Bryson.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

A Trip to the Park

North Carolina winters--one week snow and the next week a trip to the park with Gramme. We had so much fun!