“Hang It Up and See What Tomorrow Brings”

I was listening to a mixed playlist today at the pottery studio. The pottery wheel was turning almost on its own; I made a few mugs and a bowl. The feel of the clay between my fingers, the hum of the wheel, the chatter from the other people in the studio – it was all so normal.

I was on autopilot thinking about doing the dishes and what’s for dinner and how I had to submit all the insurance paperwork for Jax’s last MRI…and then I remembered that tomorrow we have to talk to an oncologist. I couldn’t breathe, my heart was racing. Was this a panic attack?

The Grateful Dead song Truckin’ came on the radio – the chorus to that song goes “lately it occurs to me what a long, strange trip it’s been.”

It has been a long and scary journey for our family. Each time we think we’re in the clear, we get hit with something new that sends us reeling again. No wonder I’m so worried about tomorrow’s appointment with the neuro-oncologist and the neurosurgeon!

But then I heard Bobby sing “hang it up and see what tomorrow brings.”

I was finally catching my breath. There’s no use worrying about things I can’t change. What ever tomorrow brings, we will be ok. Jax will be ok.

I sponged some water on my clay and the wheel turned again. I’ll just keep “truckin’ on.”


Gang – I know we ask this a lot, but if you have any extra positive thoughts, would you please send them our way tomorrow? All of your prayers and positive thoughts really help lift us up during scary times like this. ❤

This kid always makes me laugh! 🙂

Author: Andrea M

Oh man, what an adventure! I went into labor unexpectedly when I was 23w3d pregnant. Jaxson was born weighing 1 lb 8 oz. A tiny little peanut, but boy was he feisty. He still is! We love it now, but we probably won't when he is a teenager. I write about our journey and all other things that come with it, including a brain tumor. We look forward to "meeting" you - come hang out with us...we're pretty cool.

14 thoughts on ““Hang It Up and See What Tomorrow Brings””

    1. Thanks for reaching out – I just read your email. Medical technology is so amazing! Glad to hear your daughter is recovering well. I followed your Facebook page for her. 🙂


  1. Thinking of you and Baby Jax today more than ever. We pray for you all each and every day. Every picture and every post puts a smile on our face. Hang on there, sing a song, think of your Mom and say a big prayer…..but most of all, your just being there is all he will ever need. Love ❤ you all and thinking positive thoughts……..Love and Hugs mo


  2. Always thinking of you and your family. Will be thinking of your family and praying for your family tomorrow and always.


  3. Sending all of our healing vibes and best energy your way. So glad you found your peaceful spot. May it remain within reach. You’ve got this, mama, and what a lucky dude Jax is to have you caring for him.


  4. Leave it to Bobby!!! And as he also says, “The sun gonna shine in my back door someday..”
    Sending love and positivity tomorrow and every day that is needed. Love you honey.


  5. As I read this Penny is sitting in her high chair with markers and a sippy cup – that photo made me smile. I’m glad the Dead kicked on to help mellow the mood. We’ll have a Grateful Dead dance party tomorrow and send our positive grooves your way!!


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