Date Night

Summer came early in winter today. It’s January 6, and it was in the 70s here in Philly. We took advantage of the beautiful weather and took Sophia and Otis for a summer’s stroll, a swim in the Skuykill River, and tried to figure out if our townhouse would be beach front property in the post-global warming era.

Jacqui and I had our first night out alone since Sophia joined us, going out for a great dinner, looking back fondly on the last 5 weeks, talking about the craziness of the last 4 months, and looking forward to having the next 2+ months behind us. We spoke about our fears while we waited to see if the chemo worked, and wondered what tonight’s date would have been like had I instead been going in for a month long hospital stay and transplant. We ordered an extra bottle of wine and three desserts to celebrate all that has gone right. Special thanks to our friends Avi and Ivy, their daughter Maya, and Ivy’s grandparents Mitzi and David Einstein who all babysat for little Sophia tonight.

Chemo begins again on Monday so regular blogging shall return then. Until then, enjoy summer.

Sophia and her new friend Maya

One thought on “Date Night”

  1. Sophia,I loved babysitting you– in fact, I was pretty upset that you weren’t able to sleep with me in my pack n play. You know those parents, they are always getting in the way of great ideas. I can’t wait to show you the ropes when you get a little bigger.BFF,Mayaps my Abba loves the picture of mommy’s cleavage!


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