Today is a day to remember and each one of you should feel proud of your role. Without you, we would not be here today.
Three years ago, Steve and I were hearing our options, which were slim. We had gotten Jacob’s diagnosis only 10 days prior and we were still practicing its words. “Neuroblastoma,” “highrisk,” “chemo,” “radiation,” tumors wrapped around aortas.”
It was a scary time, but this guy always kept it cool. Even learning how to pronounce neuroblastoma before his mama could.
Here is a picture exactly three years ago today.
And if someone that day told me that three years to this very day, I would be taking this picture, I would have never believed you.
Jacob is on this bus, going to sleepaway camp. All his own idea. Big brother has no interest, none of his friends are going. This is all him. While I almost vomited out of nerves for him, he just boarded that bus with a stride of confidence. He knows not a sole there. Nor has an older brother to learn from, he just walks right in.
We continue to be in awe of this boy. And I know that this miracle today of Jacob being with us and even going to sleepaway camp is a WE thing.
We did this.
Without your prayers, your support, and love, none of us including Jacob, would be where we are today.