Monday, May 28, 2012

if wishes were fishes

Happy to be home.

One week and I missed James taking the stage and teaching stories about the stars.  I missed the piano recital we have been working on for months.  I missed Sam (who always puts up a good fight) playing his pieces perfectly.  I missed babying Luke while he stayed home with strep.  I missed them dancing in the schools' dance festival.  I missed visiting my best friend in the hospital after having her fourth child.  I missed the opening of the peonies in the front yard.

These treatments have just about killed me, but so has missing out on everything.  I am so stinking sick of it! 

I pulled up from the hospital to a very special welcome home....

My sisters and friends, at it again.

All over the house balloons with wishes from family and friends tied to them.

Tonight we brought them outside for a launch.

We couldn't get Ginger out of attack mode.

We watched the wishes mingle with the moon.


  1. What a great post. I'm so sad you missed all that stuff, but glad you're home for a long while to soak in the summer.

    I love the balloons. I pray all those wishes come true for you, Alisa.

  2. I don't know your sisters or your friends, but I love them anyway so much!!! May all the wishes come true!!!

  3. Alisa,
    I grew up with Kari and lived down the street. We moved out of the ward when I was only in 5th grade..but My dad Jerry Fullmer has done a few remodels for your parents through out the years. I still keep in touch with Kari. I have followed your blog but havent ever commented. I remember thinking you were the prettiest girl ever and was so jealous Kari had such a pretty "grown up" sister. Still to this day ,I look at you and see your grace and beauty through all of this.
    I have three boys too (Im actually preg with our third and last child/boy right now)
    I see everything you and your "men" go through aka your hubby and boys and I am so humbled every time I read. You get nothing but complete respect and admiration from me. Thank you for being such a wonderful family. Life sucks sometimes (no other way to put it) and I really hope it can start to take a turn for the better for you guys! I send my love and will continue to read up on your progress. With love, Chloe Smith (Chloe Fullmer)

  4. Nothing says, "Let's kick cancer to the curb" like a good balloon launch. It's a great visual and quite liberating, huh? On a side note, I just watched the Avengers and the girl TOTALLY reminded me of you. She doesn't have any superpowers, but she kicks some a%$. Just like you. Kicking cancer's caboose is hard work. She kind of looks like you too. I am glad you are home. Love you.

  5. We all pray that those wishes made it to heaven and with them the cancer floated away.

  6. I love this post!! The pictures are so amazing. Balloons bring joy, don't they?? Can't wait to talk to you. Love you so much.

  7. glad your home and I hope you stay well for a long, long time I am so humbled every time I read. You get nothing but complete respect and admiration from me. Thank you for being such a wonderful family
    "Let's kick cancer to the curb"

  8. All I have are tears...finally, my tears are back. Those pictures are artfully crafted, only a photographer and her husband could be so keen. My respect and love for you continues to flourish, never ending. Thank you for being in my life and allowing me to be in yours...