Saturday, May 16, 2015
Most of you probably know this by now, but Bonnie passed away on Wednesday. Thanks to all of you for all your support and love. I don't have it in me right now to write a long tribute, so I'll end with this:
"When you die, that does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live."
You can see her obituary and information at this website: http://www.utahvalleyfuneral.com/obituaries/Bonnie-Walton/
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Since I was told I likely had less than 6 months to live, life has been a little bit dreamlike. I had so many things I've wanted to do, but, hey - 6 months is relatively long - I could get around to it eventually. No big. And I've felt pretty good-healthy, positive, able to do the things I needed to.
But now, things have changed. Again. I am the boy who cried Wolf yet again. A few weeks ago I could walk, sit up, roll over, all the toddler milestones. Maybe even muster up a smile. Unfortunately, now, a bump on a log has more mobility than I do. It's clear that things have taken a turn for the worse. The cancer in my spine is siphoning the life out of me. Current estimate of my expiration date is in 4 - 6 weeks. And I've lost so much function that I feel I've wasted huge amounts of time I could have been spending with my family and kids.
So now it's time to kick it into high gear.
We're going to Disneyland! What are your best tips for doing Disneyland with kids? Any secret places we should know about? Kid favorite rides? Awesome food? Places to nap?