With my type of cancer as time passes the chances for recurrence of a tumor increases. So it would makes sense that each time I get a MRI I get a bit more nervous. Luckily, today’s MRI came in with all the results we wanted. Everything that needs to heal is doing so, and there is no evidence of any recurrence.
With news like that it's time to take a breath, enjoy the moment, and then continue to live life. But now the question is, what does it mean for me and my family to live our lives?
While we are about to embark on roughly a month of travel, once we are done we will refocus on life at home, spending more time with friends and family. We will hang with friends at State Fair, cook dinner and drink wine with family, and have bonfires in the backyard when the nights begin to cool. We will enjoy lazy days doing nothing significant, and spend nights celebrating important milestones in our lives.
We will take our kids on local adventures sometimes on our own but often with those we love, basking in the glory that is Minnesota. We will do what we can to connect more with friends and family that come to visit. We will have movie nights, donut dates, we will be sure to do all things that make a family a family.
While I will still have some travel for both business and pleasure the overall goal is to slow down, and be more intentional with whatever time we have as this crew we call The Heidkamps. It may be 2 years, it may be 20, but one thing I know for sure we are going to live the shit out it.
For this week that means cleaning up the house, packing up the bags, and jumping on a plane to Portland to visit our dear friends Dave and Natalie and their two amazing daughters Ari and Leyla. And as Natalie put it via text, "Just make sure you bring Alma and Ed....(#MainAttraction)" We get it Natalie, you're just in it for the kids.