If you are like most people (and me before cancer) you probably have seen the commercials about the Ronald Mcdonald House. A home away from home. You probably thought that it was a neat idea and didn't think about it again until the next commercial. Well it is more than a neat idea. It is an amazing idea. I can't imagine what I would do without this service. I have a wonderful room where I can go into any time of day or night. I will be spending most nights (or part of the nights) here unless Rachel is having a bad day. The rooms are nicer than most hotel rooms I've been in. Plus I get free meals. Suppers are provided by volunteers almost every night. These can be any group of people. Church, school, sports or families. Plus there are items for a simple breakfast. There are almost always fresh cookies and baskets of fruit on the counter. Today there was a middle aged man baking cookies - note to the men. There is almost always leftovers for lunch. There is free long distance in North America. There is a library of books. There is a workout room (which I am going to find soon because shopping therapy is not always a good thing).
What an amazing way to support people through their tough times. So I encourage anyone reading this to grab some friends or family members and make a meal. You won't regret it. I know once Rachel is better we will be doing this.
Rachel has had an ok day. If she's not eating she isn't throwing up.