Thursday, September 18, 2008

Priorities

Kellen: "So does this mean you have to go back to Seattle for your treatment again?"

Blaine: "No, I think this time they can do everything right here. We'll know more later."

Kellen: "Oh."

Kristie: "But the doctors here are just as smart, so that means Daddy staying with us is a positive thing, right?"

Kellen: "Well, yeah. It's just that he always brings back good presents from Seattle."

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh man, can't they just put a smile on your face when you really need one? :)
Mel

Anonymous said...

Hey, the kid's got his priorities right!
Sheila in MN

carieshirley said...

God, I LOVE your kids!!!

Anonymous said...

So So sorry to hear about your husband's health. I think your family has been through enough - couldn't "they" just give you a break?! I admire your humor, attitude and outlook, and your ability to handle all that you do.
From "online friends" (?or stalkers?!) in Atlanta.

Trish in Leesburg, VA said...

Have I ever told you I love Kellen? haha! Actually all of your kids make me smile. wel, your stories about them anyway. Way to find a silver lining Kellen!

lizinsumner said...

Kristie - have Kellen (and Brayden and Kendrie) send me a list (of cool presents)......I need an excuse to drive the 25 miles or so up to Seattle!

Natalie said...

Well, yeah, to heck with the stress of cancer treatment, travel and being away from family! Bring on the excellent Seattle gifts!

I think I relate to that kid.

Grandma J said...

Kids! Sometimes it's a blessing that they can't comprehend some things.
Yesterday Andrew nonchalantly mentioned to me that maybe his cancer might be coming back...without missing a beat, he started talking about his Pokemon cards.

Keeping you guys in my prayers.

Sage said...

Out of the mouth of babes!!!

Prayers for you and your family.

Erin said...

Presents--- how funny. But really cute in a terrible situation. I'll be praying for Blaine & of course, the treatment plans & Doctors, nurses, and all medical staff involved!

Becca said...

I just read your last post. Nothing to say but You all are in my prayers.
I'm so sorry.

melinda marie said...

So I came to your blog yesterday to check out your pics from your cruise and compare them to mine! I tried to send you a message to tell you that I was on the Radiance of the Seas cruise from Vancouver - Seward the WEEK before you! I wish we could have cruised together!!!!! I put up most of my pics at: mmhughie.blogspot.com

As for the cancer coming back for Blaine. I am so very sorry. Working in the oncology world, one might think that it gets easier hearing that a life is affected, yet again, by the beast. But it doesn't get easier; everytime I hear or read about a diagnosis or relapse I grieve. And I grieve for your family.

Do what you need to do. You don't have to put on your game face or stay strong, just because those are, "the rules." Just take good care of yourself and know that people around the world are praying for the Escoes and asking for Blaine's total earthly healing.

DivaDunn said...

Oh, to have the innocence of youth!

You're in my thoughts and prayers even though we haven't ever met. I'm terribly sorry to hear you're having to go through another round of treatments. Major suckiness...

Cancer Stinks!

DivaDunn said...

Oh, to have the innocence of youth!

You're in my thoughts and prayers even though we haven't ever met. I'm terribly sorry to hear you're having to go through another round of treatments. Major suckiness...

Cancer Stinks!

Anonymous said...

Gotta love kids! They can always find a silver lining!

Praying hard!

Dixie in CA

lizinsumner said...

Have Kellen send me a list - I need an excuse to drive up to Seattle!!!!!! And Kellen?? You rock!

lizinsumner said...

ooops - sorry, earlier post that I thought didn't post really DID post, so now they are two posts from me that are almost identical, and I look like a TOTAL brain-dead idiot........{{{total humiliation}}}.......(slinking off into corner now in total embarassment)......

lizinsumner said...

(not to mention total OVER USE of the word TOTAL)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cindi said...

Kristie, of course Blaine, you, the kids, and Blaine's medical team will definitely be in our thoughts and prayers. As you enter another chapter of your trip on the marvelous medical highway, please know that many people are praying for you, thinking about you, pulling for you, crossing fingers and toes for you, lighting candles for you, and anything else we can think of!

René S said...

I'm thinking his love language might be gifts!

URBAN BLONDE said...

Nothing like kids to help keep you grounded!! ;) Love it!

Anonymous said...

Priorities!

Diane in Cincinnati

Anonymous said...

Guess I just want to make this brief and try NOT to say anything stupid or insensitive. It isn't insenstive to hope that you don't change one little bit Kristie? You are very special just the way you are - attitude makes the woman!
As for Blaine - the unanimous hope and prayer would be that his treatment is as "easy" as possible and permanently, finally, forever behind him/you/your kids etc...
Hopefully the treatment, care and stress, turmoil and all that it entails will be a bit easier on the kids with familyn so geographically convenient.
I guess the only other "wish" in the BIG picture is to hope that the kids get a couple of good bribe presents only to be topped by Blaine's CURE!
Feel free to send out as many cyber shout outs for prayers and good vibes as YOU need. We are all here - in heart and soul if not zip code! XXOO - randy

Anonymous said...

Hi Kristi~

I think I just finished reading most of your blog and catching up your family for the last 2+ years. Seriously, I have a life...no, really I do. I used to live in Nashville and I think I found my way to Kendri's CB site by way of JB's 'monster list'.

I'm so glad Kendri is doing so well and so disgusted that Blaine is once again dealing w/ that fucking cancer. My thoughts are with you guys.

As a side note I am originally from ND, a litle town about 60 miles from Minot, so I know the town well. There is nothing like flying into an airport with 1 gate...count it. One.

Cracks me up every single time I go home.

I am on a temp assignment in LA, so I totally understand your feelings there as well. My employer has asked me several times if I am sure I don't want the job permanently...oh, yes. I am darn skippy sure about it.

Love your whiney, meandering, bitchy, tell it as it is...blog. I'll stop by often.

Teri (Las Vegas)

Amy said...

Can always count on the kids to keep you smiling!