happy times

We celebrated Zoe’s birthday this past week.
First with a family party

Then breakfast in bed.

And finally a Harry Potter party last night. Complete with…
Hogsmeade shopping

Dinner in the Great Hall

And friends who make Zoe smile like this…

Zoe’s birthday is in many ways a marker for me as well. We learned the grim news of my metastatic disease on her 4th birthday. This year, however, we got to mark my 5th anniversary of living well with cancer with this news: the Herceptin and Magestrol I have been on seem to be arresting the cancer’s growth and possibly even shrinking it. This feels like whipped cream on the top of a cup already overflowing with the happiness of marking another year as Zoe’s parents. So lovely. We are so grateful for it all.

9 replies on “happy times”

Happy Birthday, Zoe! I can’t believe it was 9 years ago that I was in charge of the Scholars’ Dinner. And I was visiting right around her 4th bday. I’m so glad that life has been much brighter than you imagined then. Love you.

I gotta say wow to the Harry Potter party too – can you plan and decorate my next party? Wonderful news – 5 years and many more to come.

um – you’ve just raised the bar for birthday parties everywhere!

Here’s to a happy birthday and the recognition of a journey travelled with such honesty and grace.

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