Friday, June 11, 2010

Magic Wishes

After Dana's graduation we took her out for lunch.
She found a nickel on the ground and we told her she could make a wish.
Consistent with her wishes over the last few months...

"I wish Daddy feels better."
"He is feeling better Dana. Your wish is coming true. It worked!"

The smile on Dana's face at that moment could melt a glacier.

"Can I make another wish?"
"I wish I can always wear dresses."

Oh, the beauty, power and innocence of young wishes.

Dana - My wish is that all your wishes come true.


Yesterday Dana graduated from nursery - big girl making us all proud!

My parents arrived from Montreal to be there, Brandon's parents were there as well.

But most meaningful of all was Dana's daddy - crouching in front of the front row, taking pictures of his daughter and smiling with pure joy as she sang "These are the People in my Family".

It's been almost 6 months since Brandon was diagnosed with Leukemia. At the time (and for quite some time after that) we had no idea what the future would look like. Truth be told, we had no concept of what "future" actually meant.

So to be here today, at this monumental occasion, is breathtaking!

Brandon is stronger every day, he is taking care of us, he is playing with the kids, we are out on dates, he is enjoying friends and family...

And he is cancer-free.
And the future is bright.

And this is one of the many momentous occasions that we will celebrate a family.