Friday, March 23, 2012

Cancer from a Ten-Year Old

This blog is used not only to keep family and friends up to date on the happenings of our family but as a scrapbook for us.  Tonight we thought it would be neat to interview Kyle our oldest child.  We are so proud of how much he has matured this year and thought years down the road we will treasure this journey in his words.
Me: So Kyle, how are you tonight? 
Kyle: umm good I guess.

Me: What do you like to do Kyle?
Kyle: play golf and basketball. 

Me: Kyle what do you want to be when you grow up?
Kyle: archeologist or a basketball player.

Me: What is your favorite subject in school?
Kyle: History

Me: Kyle, how is David?
Kyle: Good right now. 

Me:  When did you realize that David was really sick?
Kyle: The night you took him to UVA because Mom you were freaking out when you were packing to go to the hospital.  You even forgot your suitcase you were so nervous!

Me: How has cancer affected you?
Kyle: You guys are gone a lot. 

Me: What would you like to say to David?
Kyle:  I hope you get well soon.  You have been so brave.

Me: Have you ever been scared?
Kyle: Yes when you were freaking out that first night because you wouldn't tell me what was really going on. 

Me: What have you learned from all this:
Kyle: I have learned lots about our bodies and cancer.  It takes a long time to recover from a surgery and I definitely do not want to be a doctor because you do not get much sleep. 

Me: What do you like about being at the hospital with us?
Kyle: I like the food court and the nourishment room because of the free sodas in there. 

Me: Does it bother you that David gets so much attention these days?
Kyle: Not really.  He has always been very popular with everybody.

Me: How have we as a family changed because of cancer?
Kyle: We pray more and talk about God more. 


  1. There you have it - "we pray more..".
    Kyle's interview sure brought tears to my eyes when I read it.
    No matter how terrible things are or how smooth things are going, we ALWAYS need God.

  2. What a brave and mature Kyle is. Much more than his 10 years