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A celebratory night out

Out of concern for Andrea’s health, particularly due to immune compromise during Andrea’s chemo, we haven’t gone out for dinner in about five months. That means Christmas, our anniversary, Valentine’s Day, etc… they were all at-home celebrations.

Tonight, that changed.

My parents took us to celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary and the end of Andrea’s chemo. We had a fabulous dinner at Saint-O in Ottawa’s east end. It was a meal and celebration worth the wait, and the first of what I expect to be a lifetime of celebrations.

It was particularly fitting to celebrate with my parents. They’ve been nothing short of amazing to us since Andrea’s diagnosis. They canceled a winter in Florida and kept themselves available to us at all times. The list of things they’ve done for us is long and impressive. Thank you, so much, Mom and Dad!

It felt great to be at a restaurant with Andrea (and my parents). I’ll never understand how Andrea soldiered through chemo the way she did. I’m amazingly proud of and inspired by her.

Mark is primary support, cheerleader and project manager of Andrea's recovery. You can read more from Mark here and on Mark's real blog, MarkBlevis.com.

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Mark Posted by Mark April 17, 2010

April 17, 2010 at 9:25 pm.

12 comments

  • http://www.thehappyaccident.net Greg Pincus

    Here's to many future celebrations for you all!

  • steve

    Many, many happy returns!
    Great post and great pic.

  • missrumphius

    Woohoo! Sounds like a wonderful celebration. I hope there are many, many more in store for you all.

  • http://www.WeCanRebuildHer.com Andrea Ross

    Thank you, Greg, Steve, Tricia!

  • Tim Coyne

    So glad you finally got a chance to get out and celebrate.

    Tim

  • http://www.the3day.org/goto/Jenny.Sinanan2010 Jenny Sinanan

    Hey Mark,

    Your lovely partner got through chemo with a veritable army at her side, and from what I've read on this inspirational blog, your coordinating leadership and unflagging support lead the charge. Bravo to you and your blessed family.

  • http://www.markblevis.com Mark

    Thank you, Jenny. Andrea certainly made the role I played necessary and amazingly easy.

  • http://www.markblevis.com Mark

    Hoping we can celebrate with you, sometime, Tim!

  • http://www.WeCanRebuildHer.com Andrea Ross

    A huge thank you to our amazing friend, Jay, who hosted yet another fabulous sleepover visit for Lucy and Bayla … and making possible this fun evening of celebration.

  • Mantolovich

    Yay! Happy anniversary! What a lovely post.

  • http://rosarosir.wordpress.com Cathie

    Hi lovers! it was the first of many many more celebrations to come. Andrea, i love your hat, which isn't really a hat… you're so creative :) Prenez soin de vous, baisers de France !

  • http://rosarosir.wordpress.com Cathie

    Hi lovers! it was the first of many many more celebrations to come. Andrea, i love your hat, which isn’t really a hat… you’re so creative :) Prenez soin de vous, baisers de France !