This has been a quiet day here in Pittsburgh. The doctors' visits were few. Her room seems quieter than usual. Since chemotherapy was halted for the weekend, Qavah has been taken off her IV pole, and is able to make trips to the bathroom and move about the room as she wishes. She has been standing at the window quite a bit today watching the world go by from the ninth floor. I thought perhaps she might be homesick because she talked about her bedroom at home and the tree house. I misjudged her quietness. Later, when I was reading to her, she stopped me and said, "Mama, I am staying here until I get my new blood." Homesick or not, Qavah has come here for healing, and she declared she is not leaving here without it.
In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.”