Friday, May 16, 2008

So I Pulled Out the Suitcase

May 16, 2008

Most cancer parents keep a suitcase packed in case of fevers, unexpected admissions, and the standard in-patient stuff. Tonight, I'm packing Erin's bag.

I'm putting in her black jersey and her white jersey, her black shorts, her tornado socks, her shin guard and cleats. Tomorrow we leave for the state tournament for the South Texas Cup. It's better than the hospital.


  1. All the little things like the packed suit case that you mention make the difficulty of cancer parenting more apparent. That is something that I would never have thought one knows what it is like to walk in another's shoes...but these blogs do help others to understand it a little better..and pray all the more.


  2. Good Luck to Mystic '97 at State!

  3. Hi Erin!

    My name is Polly and I took a link to your page from Laura Stiles' journal today. AngelWingsRemembers is honored to have Laura and her family among our Angel_Wings family.

    Anyway, good luck on the state tournament. I know you will have a wonderful time. Keep up the good work. You are one amazing young lady. Keep the smiles, grin, giggles and laughter going, too. They are REALLY good for you! ;o)

    Sending oodles of hugs, praises and prayers.

  4. Erin,

    Every time you kick that soccer ball, picture cancer painted on its face. And then kick away, girlfriend!

    Vickie, I always love coming here; your great writing and your use of big, interesting words makes me smile. And of course, Erin makes me smile too, with her unbeatable, sparkle-laden personality.

    Blessings on you guys,

    Becky Smith

  5. Go Mystic '97!! I expect to read a post about the many goals you either scored or saved :) I look forward to some pictures.... Sending big hugs and kisses along with the following....

    Knock Knock?

    Who's There?


    Nuisance who?

    Whats nuisance yesterday ?? Corny right :)

    Miss you all