Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Be Back Soon

Just wanted to say bye-bye for a few days.

My daughter is having surgery on Thursday in Portland, so we're heading out tomorrow so she can have her pre-op check up. She's feeling good, which is HUGE, because a month ago she was incredibly stressed out. I thought one of the main culprits was that she was worrying about this surgery. But these last few days she's been giddy with excitement. Probably part of it is that she gets to miss school. And I think the idea of staying in a hotel with a pool the first night is also very exciting.

Her classmates wrote her notes today and her teacher made a book out of them for Olivia to take to the hospital (thank you, Miss Bowman!). Second graders are awesome, that's all I can say. Here's a sampling:

"Olivia good luck with your surgy I'll miss you. Oh yeay will you be my friend?" -- Wyatt

"I hope your surgery goes well. Thank you for being such a good friend. Why did the elefint cross the road? To crush the cars. Have a great time swiming. Your the best friend I could ever have. Have a good time. I'll miss you very, very, very, very, very, very, very much!" -- Lily

"Olivia you were a good friend to me. I will miss you. I wish you were not in the hospero good loak ok I am thing of you." -- Yurely

"Hope you have a good time swimming Olivia and remember you are as bright as the sun. And you are so good to me and I hope you get better and you be good girl! Have a wonderful time I love you Olivia." -- Savannah

"We miss you good luck Olivia. We care about you. We hope you get beter soon Olivia. We wish you luck Olivia. Why couldn't the spaceship land on the moon? Because it was already full." -- Luke

In other, less-important news, I got all our plants and bulbs in the ground today. Yippee! I can drive away tomorrow morning with a clear conscience.

Hope you all have a great rest of your week. I'm off to finish packing....


  1. Bye! *waves* You'll be missed.

    And best of luck with the surgery. You all will be in my thoughts this week, and I hope to read good news from you soon.

  2. Thanks, Weronika! I appreciate it. :)

  3. I hope everything goes well! It sounds like Olivia has some good friends at school. Those letters are so cute.

  4. Thanks, Myrna! I know, aren't they adorable? Kids crack me up.

    Okay, I'm really going to go finish packing now.

  5. Amy, praying that all goes well! Loved the letters...what is it with G2's and jokes? Marcus has started telling jokes all the time...and most of the time I don't get them. =) I should write them down though in case I ever need some for a lower level book, eh?

  6. good loak from us too, olivia!

    we'll be praying for all of the sonnichsens!

  7. Good luck to you and Olivia, Amy. I'm sure everything will go beautifully.

  8. My thoughts and prayers are with you. My older boy had eye surgery at two, and while it was stressful, the end results are glorious.

  9. Esther VanderlaanApril 28, 2010 at 7:07 AM

    Hope the sugery goes well!

  10. Esther VanderlaanApril 28, 2010 at 7:07 AM

    Hope it all goes well!

  11. Our Nicole is living in Salem, just an hour south of Portland. I can't quite picture what it would be, but if you need something she could help with, I know she would be happy to be there for you! It's a TCK thing... :D

  12. Best wishes to you, your daughter, and the rest of the family as she gets through the surgery. My daughter had minor surgery last year (adenoids / ear tubes) and even that was a bit nervewracking - but it all turned out well -- as your daughter's also will. And those notes are incredible.

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  14. Esther VanderlaanMay 1, 2010 at 4:38 PM

    How is Olivia now?

  15. Thanks, everyone, for your kind words! We're back at home now and Olivia's doing relatively well. I'll write a more detailed blog post later. Thanks so much for your prayers and thoughts!

    Much love,

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