When my radiation treatment was finished on Tuesday, and I went back to the waiting room to hang up my name tag and say good bye to Sister Owen and Sister Marie, I had quite a surprise. Jon and all of the children had sneaked in and were waiting with a cake and some gifts to celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary. Everyone in the waiting room sang “Happy Anniversary” to us, and the sisters sang us a lengthy medley of songs asking God’s blessing. It was a special treat and such a sweet surprise. All of us who have radiation around the same time each day get to know one another’s families, so I enjoyed sharing our little celebration with our waiting-room friends.
I learned that at least three of the children had kept this a complete secret for several days. Not even the slightest hint of what was coming. I was one impressed mommy.