I needed this. I really, really needed this. One of the things I have felt guilty about throughout this whole cancer debacle is how it has stolen the time I got to spend with Oliver and my family. Every time I thought I was going to have to do something fun, something would come up; a doctor’s appointment, physical therapy, a hospital stay… It seemed to never end and all I wanted in the world was to take Oliver to the park or a museum.
When I imagined my vacation, I hoped for being on a Caribbean island where someone would bring me drinks in a coconut while I watched Oliver build sand castles. Financially, that did not work out but my parents offered to split the cost of a house in Martha’s Vineyard with us. I had never been but I’ve always heard great things. And even though it wasn’t the vacation I imagined for myself, it was the best possible escape. Here are some highlights from our trip. There’s a lot of Oliver so be prepared!