Happy birthday to Ben, who is growing into one of the most good-natured babies I've known. He has a sweet smile for everyone and laughs when we kiss his cheeks. Tomorrow he will be baptized, so this is a special weekend for him.
I'm Emilie, a writer and mother to two young boys, married to my best friend and living in St. Paul, Minnesota. I was diagnosed with a soft-tissue sarcoma in August 2007, while pregnant with our youngest son. Cancer sucks. But we are trying to live life to the fullest in spite of it.