This Joy

Yet another example of best laid plans…Who knew that Chez Healing would block access to Blogger as a “social networking site”? And, with the option to email a blog entry not activated, I was up a blogging creek without a paddle. Apparently you can only write about your experiences as a sick person if you use Care Pages.

In the end , this is all that matters.

Send up the sun now
The midnight darkness
Is nearly through…


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25 responses to “This Joy

  • Kayla

    Declan is absolutely adorable! I can’t believe I still haven’t met him in person, but I’m going to try take a trip after my Panama Canal/Caribbean contract, so hopefully sometime after the first of the year I’ll get to see you and Mel and meet that amazing little man. I miss you guys so much! Love you!

    – Kayla

  • Francesca Giessmann

    VD: my PC has no sound but the smile in VB face made my day … YES!!! The darkness is almost over!

  • Anta

    VampDaddy, your VB is one courageous warrior. Thanks for giving us the honour of sharing such an intimately personal moment with your family. Those 38 seconds of video ooze a palpable energy, elation and hope that I think very few things on this earth can parallel.
    May the darkness become a hazy, distant memory for you all and may the light spill over and fill your souls. I definitely see where it’s emanating from…..that smile is golden and worth a million words!

  • Steve

    OK, that smile was the best ever.

    Congrats on being done. May we never see another video like in his lifetime. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    I have been following your blog since you posted the link on Leroy’s blog. I am moved to post since I wanted to wish you all well at the end (or more of a beginning) of this journey. I am familiar with that beeping sound– I volunteer as a baby cuddler at a local hospital (it’s the most selfish volunteer job, I get as much, if not more, out of it than the babies). VB has the most incredible smile– when that binky came out of his mouth it was like all the darkness did go out. Peace, Light and Happiness to you, VM and VB. Susan

  • Anonymous



    Love, Aunt Pauline & Uncle Ray

  • Anonymous

    Hi Guys,

    Declan’s smile at the end of your video made my day. Actually, any time I have the pleasure of seeing your little boy, it makes my day. I pray that the darkness continues to disappear and that the light in Declan’s eyes shines ever brighter as time goes on.


  • Anonymous

    LOVED THE VIDEO! Congratulations on finally getting to the end of this dark chapter in your lives! May this new beginning be even better than the three of you could ever have hoped for! Wishing all of you Health and Happiness… And FOREVER cancer free. Love you so much! Anna

  • justme519

    VD, that was with out a doubt the MOST precious thing I’ve ever seen. VB’s smile says he KNOWS that was the last time. This is now the begining of healing and going forward. YEAH!!
    Give him a hug for all for us cyber friends. Love, Tanya

  • Anonymous

    OMG… Tym, you guys just made me cry! I am so, so happy for your whole family! 🙂 You must feel such relief. Love, blessings, prayers, and many many warm fuzzies from me to you!
    heather a~*

  • Pat

    Such a moment….VB is precious beyond words. Thank you for sharing. My first born was leaning over my shoulder as we watched the video together…crying. From our family to yours, we send all our love.

    Mommabot and Meagalomaniac

  • Fez

    Your clip from the hospital made me cry. I don’t know if I was crying for happiness for you or because VB is so darn cute. Either way, I share in your family joy…

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations! The Mahoneys are so excited for you and that smile was super!

    Mike and Mary

  • Lindsey

    Congradulations!!! While I was watching the video of you and Declan I could feel the happiness and relief though my computer screen! And PS: Declan is so adorable!! Wishing you and your family the absolute best as you embark on your new beginnings as you leave the darkness.

    Lots and Lots of Warm fuzzies,

  • Anonymous

    Declan’s smile is a wonderful, wonderful thing to see. I’m so happy to hear your good news!

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been following your blog for awhile now but this is the first time I’ve commented. I just had to say something about that wonderful smile on VB’s face. That is seriously one of the most precious, sweet and innocent things I’ve ever seen. Thank you for sharing such a sweet and touching moment! I hope and pray with all my heart that things continue to look up. You all deserve nothing but happiness.

  • Highhopes

    Oh my gosh! All I have to say is you two are the bravest people I have ever known! I am so glad it’s over. No more trips for chemo. I am so happy for you!
    MUCH love and hugs!

  • Jen Spade


    This brought tears to my eyes. I am so happy for you!

    Love you,

  • Lainey-Paney


    What a wonderful video clip, and what a wonderful song afterward.

    I’m soooooooooooo happy for you guys!

  • Angela

    That was probably one of the best smiles I have ever seen. Thank you for sharing that moment.

  • Anonymous


  • Papa Bradstein

    That was the most beautiful smile I’ve ever seen. Mama and I are sitting here, listening to the song, unable to take the joy without crying. Congratulations, and all of our love.

  • Francesca Giessmann

    VD: just checking in to see how he is holding up and if you are all back home. Chemo may have ended but I know first hand that side effects take a bit longer…. Please update ! As always cheering for the V Family

  • Anonymous

    VampDaddy, Vampmommy & Declan….That was so wonderful to see and hear. I loved the video.What a smile…..Thank you for sharing .. Glad that you are done….God Bless…I miss you all…Love you all….Uncle Jim, Brenda and family.

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