Fire Alarm

18 Feb

At 4:45 am the alarms were sounding. Adam fumbled with phone thinking it was our alarm. I was certain this noise was far too loud to be my phone. We slowly move about room waking up and deciding how fast do we need to move. As we follow the steps to the outdoors it appears as there is no fire. We work our way back inside with word that it was a false alarm. With little convincing we snuggle up and try our hand at getting back to sleep. After nodding off to sleep the alarm sounds again, someone decided to be a prankster again, and the noise resounds all around. Having my emergency management husband here means we follow the rules and walk back down and out. At this point we are awake. We sit down with our coffee. I see another young, bald female head (ours are generally much cuter than theirs). I asked her to share her journey.

I think it’s “nice” to know other young cancer fighters. I realize as we walk the halls at most hospitals we encounter few young patients. Every cancer story is different yet at the core is tough. We shared encouraging conversation, with hopes of meeting again on our journeys. There names are Becky and Josh and she is fighting lymphoma.

Today was shot #3. My belly is acquiring “golf balls” as we switch from side to side. I am feeling well. My counts will continue to plummet, and my hopes are to stay healthy and strong. Adam and I were very politically correct today and went to see Lincoln at the theater. It was rainy here in Houston so a good movie day.

As much as we disliked our early alarm we were thankful for new friends and a day together. I cherish our time together as goodbye is getting closer. Prepare my heart.

10 Responses to “Fire Alarm”

  1. Aunt Sue February 19, 2013 at 6:27 am #

    sending love and hugs. Separation is never easy but knowing Adam is heading home soon to be with your girls might make it a little easier to let go. And soon you will be home with them too! Praying daily for all of you.

  2. Krista Gregory February 19, 2013 at 6:43 am #

    Hang in there Allison!

  3. lori habeck February 19, 2013 at 10:45 am #

    love your encouraging works Allie…..thank you.

    “for me, to live is Christ but to die is gain” :)

    • lori habeck February 19, 2013 at 10:50 am #

      it’s so difficult to let go of our desires and let God take over….every one of us has to do that daily…”dying” to ourselves and our will and letting Him work through us and in us as we move ahead.

      love you dear

  4. Katy February 19, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

    Allie continuing to pray healing for you, strength and energy for Adam and peace for the girls. Thank you for continuing to share how Christ is working in you. You are such a gift to me and all that read this!

  5. Julie February 19, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

    We continue to pray for you and your family every day. May God bless you and continue to hold you all!

  6. Tara February 19, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    Love you.

  7. Valerie February 19, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

    Larry and I pray for you everyday and have been for months now. Your testimony is an encouragement to us. Thank you for sharing your heart. I know your heart breaks to be away from your children and family. Mine breaks too. Hugs, love and prayers.

  8. Corrine February 19, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

    Your honest sharing of your story has helped my faith journey too. It has helped me to be a more faithful servant, better wife, friend, mother…Miss seeing activity at your place.
    So glad that you had a moment to make a new friend today. You have such an amazing heart for Him and His people. Prayers of healing, strenght and comfort for you on this next part of your treatment journey.

  9. Tom Price February 20, 2013 at 7:20 am #

    Praying for you, Adam and the girls, Mike and Tana as well.

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