Thursday, April 29, 2010

"Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain."~Richard M Nixon




Eighteen months ago today,our journey with leukemia began.An entire year and a half.Feels like a lifetime ago and then,on some days,feels like only yesterday.I think I prefer to look at it as a lifetime ago,seems much more comfortable to put time and distance between us and most especially Zoey,and cancer.

Today I picked Zoey up at school.Her 3rd full week completed.I lifted that courageous, tiny body of her's from that darling train she rides in.I set her on the ground as she signed "sit" and pointed,which is her way of letting you know she wants to get from one place to another.I watched her roll and scoot her way to the other children,her new beautiful friends, that were running about the front of the school, as the other mom's and I stood and chatted.I looked at her backpack and her green stained hands from finger painting and I rejoiced.

Eighteen months later and the view,from my vantage, is truly magnificent.

16 comments:

Denise said...

What a joyful post. I pictured the entire event in my mind. I think it is so sweet that she enjoys being with her friends already. It makes me excited to watch as Ella gets to do that next year.

stephanie said...

I am delighting in your happiness!!
Hugs and kisses!!

Lacey said...

Yipee, she is just getting cuter and cuter every day. I thought she was diagnosed in October? Maybe I'm dreaming! Ray told me he is impatiently waiting for a Zoey post!

Anna said...

LOVE the piture of your big girl and such a sweet sweet post. just loving hearing about school and signing and all things normal.

Tina said...

What a beautiful image you drew for us...such a happy place to be right now. Yes rejoice in the present and enjoy every moment of it, Zoey so deserves this normalcy...

Btw she looks absolutley adorable in those pictures, what a little beauty! Much love to her

Cheri said...

Aghhhh...that sounds fabulous! Green finger paint hands are simply the best....

Becca said...

Congratulations, Heather - and Zoe of course. Such a big milestone.

Heather, as Zoe can now communicate clearly that she wants to move and where she wants to go, it might be time to start thinking about powerchairs... cos the one thing better than having her delivered to you on that adorable little train will be having her come meet you and run circles around you all on her own.

The VW's said...

What a blessing! So happy for you, friend! Love and Hugs!!!

blogzilly said...

Who would have thought that 'Tricky Dick' would have such a sweet quote? :)

Katie Epstein said...

So excited that she is LOVING school!!!

Penny said...

beautiful! What a sweet sight for you to see. Zoey is doing it!!!

Gotta love the green fingerpaint!

Enjoy that mountain top view!

Googsmom said...

I love Zoey!!!!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

What an amazing girl! 18 months is so quick and so long at the same time. It sounds like she is really enjoying school! :)

tish said...

And the view from our vantage is quite magnificent, too! Hooray for Zoey! Give her a huge kiss from her aunty!

We love you!

scrappy quilter said...

First thank you for such a sweet comment on my blog. I will still be checking in...I can't miss this journey your little trooper is on. What a great post!! How exciting that she is making new friends. I can't wait to see what she is up to by the time school is out for the summer. Hugs and love

Mama Mason-Mann said...

Beautiful pictures and beautiful post! Thanks for sharing!