Friday, December 2, 2011

Uplifting day

"Honestly we are coping, we are moving forward heads high and smiles on our face. This floor of the hospital is so promising, these children are amazing! So if you come visit us all we ask is for big smiles and laughs! " - I will repost this here because I totally 100% believe this.

I love my beautiful Mallory, we all do, but she needs us all to be in good spirits as well. I am so thankful for my hubstobe Ryan for being the "funny" guy, because this is a horrible nightmare and without him it would be so much worse. He has got me smiling, laughing, and totally keeping up with good vibes for our little girl. Mallory and Jillian have the worlds BEST dad.

He is an amazing man, we have been together for almost 6.5 years now. For those of you who don't know us very well we have our wedding planned for this Summer on July 7th (1 day shy of our 7 year anniversary!). We're really big procrastinators and this whole wedding planning just was looking pretty stressful and not much fun, although I am looking forward to being Mrs. Wiersma the whole idea of it really didn't sound apealing. So we totally compromised on the wedding and decided Sweet and Small was the way to go. I actually went dress shopping on Sunday with 2 of my bridesmaids and my little neice Emily and picked out the PERFECT dress for the day. I was going to call back on Wednesday and pay for it but obviously some things came up and that didn't happen. But I have it picked out at least. But back to Ryan and less about our wedding, he is my best friend, and he is my rock and he has been such an amazing part of my life. We have a beautiful house, 2 beautiful daughters, and we have a relationship that so many people envy. We have been through so much together but thats what makes us so strong as a couple. I love him with all of my heart and hope someday our daughters find a man to marry just as good as there Dad. I <3 You Fef! (I should warn everyone now I am notorious for giving everyone ridiclous nicknames!)

I forgot to mention Miss Malibu ROLLED OVER! Now she did it for the 1st time on Wednesday and we were both so EXCITED! But I totally figured out how that little stinker did it tonight, we missed it the first time, just came back to Mally on her tummy. She totally took her left arm, hooked it on the right side of the playmat (it has a little tiger with one of those links hanging off of it) and swings her left leg over her right one and bam she's on her stomach! I am totally counting it as rolling over because you've got to be pretty smart to figure out how to do it that way! So impressed by Mallory, 1 day after surgery and she's smiling  and attempting to roll over.

Another fun thing about today was Nana, Papa, Uncle Eric and Jillian came up with Christmas Decorations! Mally's room is totally decked out for the holiday's, Christmas tree and all! And I promise to post pictures here soon (Yes I have been taking lots for all of you that were curious and follow my facebook. I am still a photoaholic. I just havent had the time yet to go through and resize them all). If you've ever been to Helen Devos you know that they have the COOLEST lobby, Jillian totally went CRAZY for the interactive video wall, she was jumping, running and squealing with how much fun that was! It was great to see her again today, she is a little rockstar as well!!!

We are meeting with 2 families this weekend that have gone through this same ordeal. So hopefully they will be able to give us some insite on what to expect more. Excited to meet some wonderful people that can give us some hope.

In all today was a "Good" day for all of us! Hopefully they will give us some more updates about the genetics of the tumor in the next few days so we will have a better understand of what exactly this Cancer is and a better understand of how to treat it.

We LOVE you all!!!!


  1. This is the beginning for Miss Malibu, she is the strength we need to fight and hold on into every chance of life. Hold on guys this is going to get better and better, I promess that God is will always be with you now and for ever. Do not be afraid cause He is at your side even though you don't see him. But if you look at Miss Mallories eyes you will be able to see Him through her. My prayers are with you 24/7 Ash, do not give up cause I haven't either.

  2. Go Mallory go! That's great that she's rolling over so soon after her surgery. I'm so proud of her and of course still praying for her & your darling family.