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Thank you Jesus!

So I've been stalking the dr.'s office to the point that they recognize my voice (if not my phone number). I'd say, "hi Bernice" and she'd say "nothing yet Maile." And I'd say, "Should I just wait on hold?" And she'd say, "Try back at 3:30." And so I'd call back precisely at three three oh and no seconds. My stomach would be flipping, and she'd say again, "Nothing yet, sorry." And my stomach would flip again just for good measure.

But this morning at 10:30 and no seconds she said the best word I have ever heard:

And I screamed and told Bernice that I loved her. And that if I ever have a fourth child it will be named 'Benign Bernice Wilson' even if it's a boy.

And then she went on to say: "Your margins were clear. No evidence of cancer in the lymph nodes. And the two other suspicious 'extractions' were benign".

If I don't make her words into a song, or a lullaby, or a top ten rap single, I might at least frame them up on the wall. You know, just for immediate perspective the next time I:

A. Want to join the Hare Krishna because of my excruciating tax bills. 

B. Am cursing the messy house, and the to-do list. 

C. Am whining about feeling fat. 

D. Am not just generally aware of how much worse it could be.

And at the risk of sounding like I just won an academy award (even though it's how I feel)...I do want to thank everyone again. Because, I am so GRATEFUL. To GOD. To my incredible family, and especially to my mother in law who dropped everything to be here. For ALL the prayers, and thoughts, and well wishes. And to my friends, especially DD and Katy who held my hand (literally) through the surgery. And who made me laugh the whole way through. If there's one thing I realized throughout this process it's that, for whatever is wrong with the world; THE GOOD IN PEOPLE'S HEARTS IS OVERWHELMING. Just completely. 

Love to you all. xo

Reader Comments (43)

WOOOOHOOOOOO! Awesome Maile! I have tears in my eyes. I am sure your are feeling intense relief and can sleep well tonight. I am so happy for you. Thanks for the update!
April 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterstephanie
Thank God! So happy for you and your family! And so happy you're back to the blog. I'd have needed a 12-step program to quit reading it!
April 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShannon
You are so funny! I love it and you! XXOO
April 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterk

I think sometimes we have to be slapped in the head with reality to realize what it all REALLY means.

So glad to hear it, Maile.
April 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelodyA.
I'm pretty sure these lyrics already exist in a Wilson Philips song or some random 80's group...but regardless...................


I am crying with joy for you!!!!!
April 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChasity
April 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJen A.
PRAISE THE LORD!!!!! so happy to hear the great news. Love you friend and miss you!
April 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
Yay Maile! Excellent news. What a relief.
April 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPaige
breathing a sigh of relief for you. :) I'm so so so happy for you and your family. Yaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyy!
April 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercathy
Great news! Love your 4th child's name; you are a crack-up!
April 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpatti
April 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy
So...are you working on Bebe # 4? Seeing that the news was exhilarating so should the celebration right? ;-)
I am relieved that your suspense is over. Enjoy every moment, Maile!
April 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter~Kristina
You always make me laugh OUT LOUD!
Wonderful news.
Have a few "fiesta" drinks to celebrate!
April 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterolivia dutko
I am SOOOO happy for you!!!!
April 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMamaKat
Yay, Maile!!!!!! I knew that it would be okay. And I think that Benign is a wonderful name and I am sure the child will appreciate it for his whole life :):)
April 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShannon Petty
Yippeeeee! SOOOOOOO happy to hear the good news!
April 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJen
happy dance for you!!! the power of prayer and optimism :D big big smiles
April 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterhaley
"All that happiness you ever knew?
That was just practice!!!!!
The very best that ever was... is YET TO BE!!"

And as for that 4th child's name?
Hurray for vasectomies!!

PS- Enid says "Hurray!"

Endless exes and ooohz!
April 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMa'
April 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGayle
Yah! I was nervous when you weren't posting!
April 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commentererin

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