Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Wow, I can't believe months have passed since I last posted.
We have spent the last months getting re-aqainted with normal life and we have made some wonderful memories. And since I wanted this blog to be a journal for me I may try and recap sometime soon....But today is another big day for our family....Christian will be moving into the dorm and he will begin a new chapter in his life. We are so thrilled that he is in re-mission and that he is healthy enough to live in a dorm( that's not to say I haven't already shed some tears.)I'm sure the rest of the day will be filled with many more!!!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
That's how I would describe what our life has been like this past month. I'm not complaining....It is great to be home and not living at the Children's Hospital!
So, here are some of the fun things we have been up to lately:)
Christian's surprise Make-A-Wish reveal at PF Chang's.
We had a lot of fun!!!
Christian received his wish for a snowboarding adventure in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Wil and G.C did an awesome job on Christian's wish and we appreciate their hard work to make this happen for Christian!
Thank you to those who donate to Make-A-Wish to make wishes come true!!!!
Kelly having fun in the snow!
Christian was also chosen to be Boy of theYear 2010 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. We attended the kick-off reception at Cabana's in Nashville. It is a really neat place and the owner's 9 year old daughter is also a cancer survivor. I think some doctor's may be playing match maker because the Girl of the Year is an absolute doll!!!!
Well, I'm off to do laundry we leave Monday!!!
Friday, January 1, 2010
We had a really great Christmas with our families this year! What a difference a year makes. Last year we were waiting for Christian's Bone Marrow transplant. We had a great time just being together because we knew just how blessed we were to all be together!!
Christmas day with my brother, sister in-law, sister and nieces.
The week went by way to quickly for me but so glad we were able to make some more Christmas memories! (Thanks to God and Christian's Donor!!!!)
New Year's Eve was spent with friends playing mexican train and catch phrase, then praying in the New Year (something we have been doing with the same friends for some years now, after missing last year it was great to be back with them.) No pictures, I forgot my camera.
We know how blessed we are to have this time together and we know we could not have made it through this past year without our family and friends. We love and appreciate you all and all that you have done for us this past year!
With our make-a-wish trip coming up soon we are all looking forward to 2010!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
"There is hope for your future", declares the Lord. Jeremiah 31:17.
This was a verse from my devotions this morning and did I ever need it. Thanksgiving was painfully hard. We are so VERY thankful that Christian was home with us and still cancer free, but my fathers passing and my mother illness has really taken a tole on me. I am trying to keep reminding myself of how grateful I am for the miracle of Christian's healing. I know two of the families that were with us in the hospital will be going through the holidays without their children and I weep for them when I think of the pain they must be feeling. I struggle with feelings of quilt when we go to clinic and see our cancer friends so sick and we seem to everyone to be so normal now. I don't know if you are ever normal again after being told your child has cancer. The fear that you will hear those devastating words again seem to constantly fill your mind and it is so hard to try and move forward. I am so thankful when God gives me a verse like this one, it reminds me that even though I am having a hard time I can trust and rest in Him. I know its still going to be hard to get through some days but I am thankful for Hope in Christ even if it is through tears.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Christian and I have the honor of helping with a Bone Marrow Drive in conjunction with a half marathon that is being held in Downtown Nashville Saturday morning. The more people we can get on the registry the more lives that can be saved! We are so grateful to our donor and we hope to one day meet him and tell him just how much we appreciate his selfless act. He gave our son a chance to live! You could be the person someone else is waiting for.