Monday, June 6, 2005

West to California

Last Tuesday Jackson and I left for California. A dear friend of mine who I met online while pregnant with Jackson and she pregnant with her little boy, gave me a ticket to fly out there to be with my friends, Sonia and Gary. Their little boy, Logan died on May 6. www.caringbridge.org/ca/logan

They lost their oldest son, Christopher to the same diesease, Histiocytosis, www.histio.org. We met while Christopher and our Jordyn were being treated at Walter Reed, and then had their BMT's a week apart. Christopher never left Children's alive. Their daughter had the same disease as well, but had a successful BMT and is alive. Logan's transplant was actually successful, but an infection killed him. So....my friend Lisa, knew how much I wanted to be with Sonia and Gary and gave me a ticket. Jackson went with me. I spent 2 days with Lisa and her family and then 2 1/2 with Sonia and Gary.

I had never been to California before, and loved it. I had never seen the Pacific Ocean before either. The sands at Coronado Beach/Island was very different than at Myrtle Beach. In Ca. the sand was much softer/finer. Jackson, Sonia, Kharisma, and I went to Sea World as well.

I wish there was a different reasoning behind me going out there, but I'm glad I was able to go and be with my friends. I hope you'll be visiting my friends website and praying for them.

I've included some pictures I took during our trip. God Bless

5 comments:

pixiedustnme said...

I'm still jealous!  I want to go to California >waaaaaa<

domesticatedchic said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friends child passing. .. I read more on histio since I had never heard of it.. interesting.. I'm glad that you still have your son and that his BMT was successful... I hope he has many many years ahead of him.. I'm glad I found your journal.. I'll be sure to come by more often.. Peace :) Melaney

http://journals.aol.com/domesticatedchic/SomethingLikeLifePartDeux

windascoop6 said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your friend lossing her little boy and oldest son. And your friend is so sweet for getting you there. So glad to hear you had a good time too. And I will say a prayer for them.
Windy

truetomyboo61302 said...

The pictures are beautiful. I am glad you enjoyed your time there. I am so sorry about your friend's loss. I really wish these doctors can hurry up and find a cure. Lots of hugs sent to you sweetie. Hugs and prayers, Katie

ccbzanoni said...

Lovely pictures!