Monday, November 30, 2009

Good-Bye to Kim

I took this picture before the tears started. Kim flew home to Colorado today, which was really hard for Melanie. Kim has helped out tons while she was here. They were able to spend a lot of time together. Kim slept with Melanie at the hospital many nights, so my mom could get a break and to do all she could to lend a hand. She will be missed, while she is away. She is planning on coming again next month. The timing will all depend on if she is a donor match. We love you, Kim! One of us is going to have to learn how to give good back rubs. :)

Despite the sadness from Kim's departure, Melanie was pretty upbeat today. She did a lot of walking, which will make her Physical Therapist happy! She received a package from one of her students (I can't remember the name), which really boosted her spirits. She also had a visit from a fellow teacher, Rebeca Olsen. Visitors always bring a smile and a break from the day! Some have asked how they can get things to Melanie, if they are not able to come themselves. My dad comes down every Friday, so you can always send things down with him. Even just comments on the blog are great for Melanie to read!

There is no new news today. Still waiting to hear on a donor match. Keep sending your prayers and positive thoughts!

Keep walking and smiling, Melanie!


Alean said...

Oprah will re play today's episode with Tim McGraw at 12:30 A.M.! Just in case you needed something to watch! The Angel Tree is up for you at school. It greeted all of us as we walked in the door this a.m. Keep your head up!-Alean

Kerren said...

Ready to head back to school this morning after an extended Thanksgiving break. It was great to be with family on the east coast, but it will also be great to get back to December (even if everything still looks like November in my classroom.) I'll get after it! Glad to hear that you're moving about and so happy to see your smiles here. We'll be back for another visit with you soon. Miss you tons.

Cami said...

Saying good bye to Kim is always tough. We are lucky to have such a fabulous big sister! The picture of the two of you is such a good one.

Keep smiling and hanging in! I love you !!

Jana said...

Miss Melanie,
My heart broke when I heard of all you have been going though. I adore you and your cute smile that you always have for everyone. You are in my prayers~ You are an amazing example of faith and courage.

Thank you to your family for keeping us all up to date.

Lots of love,
Jana Coburn

jen said...

You are in my thoughts daily. Little Ashley and Allison pray for you everyday! Keep being positive.
We love you!

Jenny Painter

Alean said...

This morning as the kids got up, they went and gathered up their tooth fairy money. I asked them what they were going to do with it. This is what they said, "We're going to take it to school, give it to a fourth grader, put it in an envelope and give it to Mrs. Ozmun." I asked what Mrs. Ozmun would do with it, "Give it to Ms. Melanie, she's very sick." I offered to give them money to take to school, they said, "You can write checks to pay for our stuff, we want to give her OUR money." I just wanted you to know that the love and prayers from all of the children, parents and friends is so very heartfelt and sincere. Have a good day.

Oh Boy '08 said...

Hi Melanie!

I just wanted to let you know that you will be in my prayers. You look beautiful, and not a lot different than you did the last time I saw you. Has it been 15 years? Time really does fly! Anyway, it sounds like you're a strong and spunky woman. Your little guy is adorable! He's a little LeRoy!

Keep up the good work! I'll be thinking of you!

Alicia Ray Cole