A Great Support System During Cancer Means Everything

13 Sep

Without further ado…Photo 6:

This picture is so timely, as today is Grandparent’s Day.

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I’ve mentioned this before, but Jackson was the first grandchild on both sides of our family. The majority of us live locally, so you can imagine…he has been WELL loved since the moment he came into this world.

During Jackson’s six rounds of chemo (and his entire treatment), I cannot begin to tell you what an amazing support system we had. (And still have.) My parents AND in-laws flew to New York with us for a second opinion. My mom and my mother-in-law took shifts to keep us company and give me time to shower or get a cup of coffee downstairs. My siblings spent the night with me and Jackson at the hospital when Everett couldn’t. Jackson’s great-grandparents always sent us money when we needed it most. And his great-grandma who lived less than 10 minutes away from our house would make a huge pot of chicken and pastry for dinner the night we got home from an extended hospitals stay.

Home and home cookin’ soothes the soul.

Their support meant we could support Jackson better. We were better advocates for Jackson’s needs. They knew what we were going through. Most people have good intentions when asking how things are going. But with our family, they KNEW because they saw firsthand.

I could put lots and lots of pictures up of Jackson and his amazing family, but for this one in particular, you can see just how much his sweet bald head was loved and how much we all NEEDED him to live.

We love the stuffing out of that boy.

Happy Grandparent’s Day to our amazing parents and grandparents.

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