Monday, October 25, 2010
This picture was taken,2 years ago today.Exactly one day prior to when leukemia came knocking.
But today almost 2 years later,continued remission was the news of the day.And that news,finds our family, feeling blessed and lucky.For as we waited on results,we headed to 4 East to do our blanket drop and in a single moment,we were reminded of the life that was once ours,once our daughters and we so wish the miracle of remission could be bestowed upon all of those precious kids up there.I can make one hell of a blanket but miracles,not so much.So today, as we left clinic and left our former battle zone, we not only left our blankets,we left our deepest hopes,greatest desires and fervent prayers,that all will find their cure.Somehow.Someway.God willing.
Has Zoey found her's?Not necessarily.She has a ways to go until that can be proclaimed.But as we begin this week,a week that will mark 2 years since diagnosis,we know how fortunate we are,to be in this moment.In these 2 years, we have witnessed far more than we could ever have imagined we would see in our lifetime.We have watched courage,determination,strength and forgiveness,come in the tiniest and most fragile of bodies.We have seen and shed,more tears then anyone could possibly imagine.Sometimes for our child but more often than not,for someone else's.Our hearts have been and continue to be,so heavy for friends,met in the trenches of pediatric cancer,that now, have become family forever.So today and all week we will reflect on our journey of the last 2 years.We will thank God for His unwavering,compassionate hand that has been our guide and our light in the darkest of times.We will rejoice in the health of our fellow warriors,ever grateful for another day.We will pray for our fellow warriors who continue to wage war,against a foe that can rear its brutal and ugly head but cannot and will not rob us of our undeniable spirit to live.And this week,we will most especially pause and remember those little heroes,who fought daily,with every ounce that had,only to leave us,far too soon.
So tonight this post is less about Miss Z and more about those who we have walked beside and in some moments,been carried by.For alongside the sorrow and the pain of this road, we have been gifted some of lives greatest treasures,not to be seen or to be touched but rather to now dwell deep within our hearts and to all of you,and you know who you are, we thank you and love you,now and forever.