Sunday, April 19, 2009

Monday comes ....

And with it, back to routines and our daily grind.I have so enjoyed this week.Filled with good stuff.Memory making stuff of the everyday garden variety kind.The best kind,if you ask me.Tomorrow Miss Zoey and I head to CHLA for labs and a clinic visit.I must tell you, that I just can't kick that nasty feeling that I refer to as,lab-anxiety.Hate it.Just hate waiting ... for ... those... darn ... results.Nerve wracking.It never gets easier and never will.No way around it though.Tomorrow we will see how deep Zoey is into marrow recovery.I venture to say,not very.That will only mean more time at home,which is never a bad thing.Only delays the inevitable final round but again,nothing we can do about that either.Tonight a very abbreviated post.Morning will come all too soon.Before I leave you I want to tell you or rather ask you to keep a very sweet little guy in your thoughts and prayers.His name is Kai and I posted about him awhile back.When I posted,Malachi was in need of a bone marrow transplant.Well, a match was found for this darling boy and tomorrow Kai heads into the 4th floor BMT unit.There his body will be taken to the very edge.All a necessary evil to ensure that Kai has every opportunity to grow up and live a joyous,long and beautiful life.The toll this takes on these little ones is unimaginable.The toll this takes on their families, is unimaginable.But there are no choices here, so tonight we send our prayers of strength and courage to the entire Smith family.We especially pray that God will protect and carry Kai through these most difficult of days.Our family is filled with incredible hope for Kai and we ask for you to have the same.Hope and faith, that this precious little guy will weather this current storm so that all of his tomorrows are colored with nothing but the glorious rainbows he deserves.

9 comments:

Rhea said...

Heather - you are so amazing to always be thinking about others - not only dwelling on your needs. You are inspiring others!!! Thanks again for sharing your beautiful family's journey. Everytime that Olivia, my three year sees Zoey's blog, she comments that there is her best friend Zoey - too cute.
We will definitely be praying for Kai!

mommaof4wife2r said...

oh great news for kai...prayers for him and his fam and med team.

and i missed not seeing a pic of zoey today..i know, i'm a hound! it's terrible. just love her sweet smile!

The VW's said...

Praying!!!

Michelle said...

Hey there...thatnks for sharing with me the story of your grandma. It's amazing the love we gain for people when we serve them and I imagine as you served, loved and helped your grandma those last 18 months, your love for her multiplied like crazy. Maybe her and my grandma have met and are sitting together, watching over our families...:)
I need to email you cause I have a lot to say and don't want to fill this up! :) anyway, we will pray for Kai and his family
And thinking of you and Zoey today as always. I know that lab anxiety feeling, for different reasons of course, but it makes my stomach turn with each lab draw we get, so I pray that there will be peace in your heart today and that her numbers will be where they should be and on their way to recovery. A new day, my friend, a new week a new adventure...my love to you...always~!

stephanie said...

Adding Kai to our prayers and we'll kick it up a notch for you and Zoey. Hang in there it's almost over, nothing but good times ahead of you. Sending prayers hugs and kisses to you all. Stephanie

Shari said...

Praying for Zoey daily. I lost my blog roll somehow and just found you again. I will continue to pray for Kai also. Also, may I use Zoey's picture on my prayer blog? I haven't made it public yet, but will soon. My email is sharil at live dot com.

scrappy quilter said...

Prayers for Zoey and Kai.

Cheri said...

Thinking of you today and praying that all goes great for little Kai.

Wes and Rachel said...

Heather,
You are always such a JOY to "bump" into in the hall ways. As much as we miss you, we are glad you are home! Enjoy every minute of it. Kai often asks to go see Zoey - not quite understanding yet that he can't leave the room. We'll get the hang of things eventually. We DO continue to pray for Zoey and your family as well as we know that the road put in front of us is a long and difficult one, but only one that the Lord has ordained for us. This past Sunday at church they sang a song that lifted my spirits to the soul:

Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heaven and home,
When Jesus is my portion? My constant friend is He:
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

I sing because I’m happy,
I sing because I’m free,
For His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.

“Let not your heart be troubled,” His tender word I hear,
And resting on His goodness, I lose my doubts and fears;
Though by the path He leadeth, but one step I may see;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

Whenever I am tempted, whenever clouds arise,
When songs give place to sighing, when hope within me dies,
I draw the closer to Him, from care He sets me free;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

We love you all and pray for complete healing of Little Miss Zoey Grace! :)
Love,
The Smith family