Unconditional Love Versus Long Division

Words can not explain how much I love Mason, but the past two days have really put that love to the test when it comes to trying to help him with his long division homework.  Through tears and frustration (that’s just on my side) I think he gets it, but unfortunately he is just like me and it is now a matter of getting him to quit trying to work it all in his head.

In the end, unconditional love has won when he told me this morning, “Thanks Dad!  I couldn’t have done it without you.”

Light The Night 2015

As we are still adapting to our new city, new home, new job, new routine, etc..I have really let things go on this blog but more importantly on our fund raising efforts for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of Cutler.  I feel bad it has taken this long to get this going, but we are participating in the St. Louis Light The Night effort as part of the LLS effort to raise funds and awareness to help eradicate blood cancers.  If you would like to help us in our effort please click on the following link to make a donation.  http://pages.lightthenight.org/gat/StLouis15/TeamCutler

Our walk is this weekend, but donations should be accepted via this link through the end of the year.  Any amount helps, let it be $1 or $1,000,000.  Just taking the time to understand what we are fighting against is enough reason to click on the link.  Any and all awareness and donations are accepted and please feel free to forward.

September 11th was the six year anniversary of our abrupt introduction to the world of blood cancers and I can’t express what I felt anymore than what I wrote last year, so please take the time to read. http://teamfricke.org/2014/09/11/our-personal-911/

I would never wish the pain that we experienced during Cutler’s fight against anyone and so this is why we continue to fight.  There is a future without cancer so long as we stay focused and continue to support the cause.

Happy 10th Birthday Mason

Today is Mason’s 10th birthday for which we celebrated by getting up early and going to Cutler’s soccer game, then Cutler’s hockey, then Mason’s hockey, then a quick nap for the adults, church, and dinner.  Not once did Mason ask about gifts.  He is growing into such a thoughtful, caring and well rounded individual.  We couldn’t be more proud.  Can’t wait to see what the next year has in store for him.

10th birthday mason

Hey Dad, Did You Know…

“That Hitler had only one testicle”

-Mason Fricke

These are the types of nuggets, of random knowledge, Mason likes to throw at me periodically. Apparently he learned it on a top ten list of things you may never know from YouTube. Time now to teach him that just because it is said on the internet doesn’t mean it’s true. 

If A Tree Falls In The Forest…

Mason had his first spring hockey game on Monday and scored his first goal. Unfortunately I was on the bench talking to one of the players and missed the goal. Melanie was in the stands being distracted by Cutler (see drinking beer). So the philosophical question continues, did it really occur?

According to the stats sheet and everyone not related to him it did so good job Mason!