Reincarnated As A Mother

Friday, February 20, 2015


I had the best surprise today.
As I was leaving a breakfast meeting (Kean was in therapy),
I heard someone call my name.
It was my dear friend Jenny--- who was a huge part of Baldapalooza
the first year.
When I first met her, she had just finished some pretty harsh treatment
in her fight with cancer.  A short time later it came back with a vengeance.
Last I saw her, she was moving up to Washington for her
second bone marrow transplant and things were pretty iffy.
So it was especially sweet to see her this morning-- with hair!!!
 It was also a big day for Holland-- make that a nervous day.
Today was the day she found out if she made it into a specialized high school.
In a nutshell, Holland wants to be a Pediatric Oncologist.  The specialized
school is a Medical Arts school.  If she goes all four years, she will graduate
with 42 college credits, certification in two of the following:  a CNA, a Pharmacy
Tech and/or an EMT.
It is intense, accelerated but very impressive.  The classes
range from 9 to 15 students and the teachers were what
really won me over.
I kept my mouth shut the night we attended the program/open house
and Holland was sold all on her own.
 We were there a few minutes after the lists went up
(they accepted 65 students in the Valley) and drum roll:
Holland was on the list..
 We were super excited until we saw that her best 
friend didn't make it.
So kind of a bittersweet day.