Looks like we made it…

By Mir
May 16, 2012

It turns out there’s nothing quite like living the one-day-at-a-time-at-the-hospital life to make you REALLY excited about middle school graduation. Part of me still can’t believe this almost didn’t happen, and the other part is afraid to breathe, just in case I’m asleep.

Today is a good day.


  1. Beverly

    A good day, indeed! Congratulations to all of you!

  2. Jen

    It did happen, please breathe for blue is not an attractive facial hue, and it is indeed a good day. Hugs to Chickie, and congrats!

  3. Bob

    Congratulations to Chickadee – It is a tribute to her that she has been able to rise above what she has had to endure this past year. It is also a tribute to you, Otto, and Monkey too. You are an amazing family.

  4. hollygee

    Yay!!! We celebrate all positive milestones! Hugs all around.

  5. el-e-e

    Congratulations! Enjoy this special milestone! Don’t forget Kleenex.

  6. Schmutzie

    Congratulations all of you :)

  7. Tara

    Congrats! I have my own 8th grader moving on. It’s a little surreal. I’m right there with you, sister.

  8. Megan

    Yay! Congratulations all around!

  9. amy

    Congratulations to Chickadee!! She more than deserves it!

  10. StephLove

    Congrats to Chickadee. I’m glad she was able to make up all the work she missed while she was sick and graduate with her class. That must have been a challenge.

  11. Tenessa

    Congrats, Chickie!

  12. dad

    Let Chicadee know we are kvelling for her.

    And you.

  13. Kris H.

    Congratulations Chickie! And Mir!

  14. victoria

    So happy for everybody! Have a great day!

  15. RuthWells

    Well done, all!

  16. Aimee

    Breathing is good. Breathe, enjoy. A big congratulations to Chickadee! Now get out there and enjoy the day :)

  17. Arnebya

    Sooooooo, 2012, decided to not be a total ass, did you? Good comeback, year, good comeback.This warmed me so much this morning, Mir. Congrats to Chickie (and to you!).

  18. Karen R.

    Congratulations to all of you for reaching this season.

  19. Anna

    Congrats, all the more dear after your ordeals.

  20. Chris

    Congrats and mazel tov (from the NYer)

  21. Jill W.


  22. TC

    Congrats to the rising high-schooler and her mom!

  23. Varda (SquashedMom)


    And now, thanks to you? I have a Barry Manilow earworm going non-stop in my head!

  24. Katie in MA

    Congrats! Hope everyone takes a moment (at least!)(and a very looooong one!) to bask in the glow and all the happy. You all deserve it! Here’s hoping the 2012 has a second-half comeback in her…

  25. Birchsprite

    Way hey! Great stuff!

  26. NTE

    Hooray for good days! Congratulations to Chickie & family!

  27. Navhelowife

    A good day indeed!!!

  28. Tracy

    Yippee!!!! Congrats, Chickie!!!!

  29. Heather

    Hooray! Congrats, girl.

  30. addy

    Congratulations all! Enjoy the day.

  31. Karen

    We’ll take it! Congratulations!!!!

  32. Julie

    So happy for all of you! The hardest years are behind you. Hope for a wonderful summer for all!

  33. Brigitte

    Heh, I got an earworm too, but my lyrics were off, so I got Melissa Manchester’s Midnight Blue. Now she and Barry are duking it out in my ears, aaagh!

    Oh, yeah, and YAY!

  34. Kelly

    It’s the small pleasures that get us through. Yesterday, I had to just allow my chipmunks to cover themselves in mud. Because after a long hard couple of days, they needed it.

  35. Brittany


  36. Sheila


  37. Holly


  38. Meri

    Congratulations, Chickie! And to all of you.

  39. Valerie

    Happy days – enjoy every minute. Big smiles all around.

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