Wow, what a difference a year makes!
I was thinking about writing a post today comparing last year to this. I knew that sometime around now last year we were in the hospital where Sarah would endure the toughest part of her cancer journey--her high dose of chemo that necessitated her bone marrow transplant. If you remember, we were in the hospital for three weeks (amazingly short compared to most children). I looked back to check exactly when we went into the hospital, and it was exactly a year ago today! One year ago, we were in the battle for our little girl's life, hoping and praying that this would be the final treatment that would kick the cancer. And it was. : )
We are so thankful. So grateful. I wish I had a much greater vocabulary to express the gratitude we feel...to God, to our friends and family who prayed and helped, and to the doctors and nurses. Even now from time to time, something will bring it to mind, and I will have this strong urge to write another thank-you note to the staff...bake them cookies...I don't know. Do ANYTHING to let them know how much they meant to us and still do. They truly did become like family to us, and Sarah and I still miss them!
So, here is a little trip down Memory Lane again. Sarah always loves to go back and look at her "hospital pictures." Maybe you would like to see them too! (And if you would like to go back and read the whole story, just click the word "cancer" in the topics list on the right side of the page.)
Her favorite "Purple Spider." She still loves him.
She still felt good for a while.
Then she felt lousy.
Dr. Sarah writing out prescriptions ; )
With Rhys, the Child Life specialist. He is awesome!
This is blurry, but it is the day Sarah could leave her room. We were so excited!
And a year later.....
O give thanks unto the LORD; for He is good; for His mercy endureth for ever! 1 Chronicles 16:34