Saturday, March 13, 2010

Here Comes the Sun

Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
and I say it's all right

Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces
Little darling, it seems like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
and I say it's all right

As a Southern California boy I never thought much about the seasons because they were - give or take a few degrees - not much different from each other.  Now that we live on the East Coast, everyone has their favorite.  Some enjoy the blustering wind and beautiful colors of fall.  Some love the warm and easy going days of summer.  Some even enjoy the cold, white winters.  Not me.  My favorite season is spring with my favorite day the first time you wake up to young birds singing their songs of joy.  For me, this is not only the sign that winter has past, but of new beginnings. 

Tonight we will move our clocks forward one hour in preparation for the coming season.  At the same time, we are moving forward with our preparation to begin Myozyme treatments for the girls.  Within the past month Emma has completed her MRI, cardiology, and pulmonary function tests while Maddie has prepared herself for the next step.  We've also had the chance to visit the Day Medicine wing at CHOP where the girls will receive their treatments every two weeks for the next year.  There, Emma and Maddie will share one room with recliners, a TV with DVD, and plenty of space to do their homework (ugh!).  The wing also has a craft area so all the kids can escape their rooms with IV poles at their sides.  And don't forget music day and Tiara Thursdays!  Mom and the girls are already discussing movie options and deciding what one wears to Day Medicine.  These things must be planned after all.

Since November we've been thinking about, talking about, and I must admit worrying about the treatments.  What will they be like?  How will the girls react?  How effective will they be?  Etc, etc...  Within two weeks we will begin to have our answers. 

While winter is passing and spring approaches, so does the next step in our family's adventure.  Whatever this new beginning offers I want my little darlings to remember:

Here comes the sun, here comes the sun,
and I say it's all right

All for two and two for all,
Matt

Credit to: The Beatles, "Here Comes The Sun"