I was looking back at some older blog post and came across this image of our son taken in the midst of his fight against Acute Myeloid Leukemia. It was heart-breaking watching Jonathan suffer incredible pain from a urinary track issue at this time. This shot captures his victorious spirit in spite of his circumstances. Cancer sucks but Jonathan continues to fight as hard as he can to not allow it to win or break him down. He is cancer free and more than two years post double cord-blood transplant. Love you my son. You can follow his story at http://carepages.com/jonathanomalley
When you step into the Bombay Brasserie Indian Restaurant in Houston, Texas, your senses are immediately alerted to the exquisite smells coming from the kitchen where authentic Indian food is being made. You are then greeted by one of their friendly waiters and seated at a nice table with sparkling white tablecloths. Excellent service… exquisite Indian food… and friendly, caring people who are not merely serving you to make a profit, but to ensure you are enjoying your dinner while they get to know you a little better making your next visit there even more enjoyable.
Such is the experience that our family has had at Bombay over the last two years. Spending so much time in the hospital and often getting tired of hospital food, fast food, and microwave dinners, not to mention way too exhausted to cook every night, we discovered Bombay in the Rice Village and ventured in for a taste of something different. The people there welcomed us in, got to know us, and before long, we could walk through the door and be greeted by our names and the next inquiry would be as to how our son was doing in his fight against cancer. One day Jonathan was finally able to visit for himself and they treated him to a wonderful meal. Our little girl was even treated to a private tour of the kitchen where she was able to see the many dishes being prepared as well as the big clay oven called a tandoori. She was quite amazed!
The people there who care enough to get to know our family, the chef with his happy face and cooking talents, the atmosphere, and exquisite food are all reasons that we love this place. If you’re ever in Houston, stop by Bombay and enjoy!
[Article by Melanie O'Malley]
Came across this massive oak tree in a historic cemetery in Houston, Texas. As I took several pictures of this mammoth of twist and turns as it faithfully provides shade over a number of graves, I was reminded how our life is a marathon of twist and turns, ups and downs, successes and failures, happy and sad, much like the long life of this old oak.