Three-year-old Faye was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia on April 11, 2011. After 135 days in the hospital, Faye was able to spend 3 years at home. On September 5th 2014 she was told that she had relapsed. She was able to achieve a second remission and had a bone marrow transplant on Oct 17th 2014.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Still trying to get to normal!

I was telling someone the other day that it has been long enough since our lives got turned upside down.  You would think I would have life together more, by now.  She said "It takes nine months for you to have a baby, and they say another nine to get your life/body back". Well it has been more than nine months, and I still have things to catch up on.  Many things I have meant to do, like post the video of her coming home.  I did watch it the other day, still makes me cry.  I planned to keep up on this blog when we were home.... way down on the priority list.... it got trumped by survival! ;).

Either way, we wanted to share an article we wrote.  Some members of our church asked us to write an article for a blog that they have.  We were a bit hesitant.  But it was nice for Nick and I to sit down and reflect on the blessings and thoughts we had.  We could go on and on, and way to many details of every single tender mercy and how we feel so incredibly blessed.  But we narrowed it down to 5 basic categories, so here is a link to the article Aggieland Mormons.org 

We can't help but feel incredibly grateful for the love and support we were given.  Without a doubt it played a huge part in the outcome.  Its hard to understand why our outcome is what it is. Why other kids/ families didn't get the same outcome that we have had.  But when those thoughts enter my mind as they often do, I am reminded of a prayer that was said, in Faye's hospital room that first week four years ago "there are things that happen in this life that do not make sense, and probably never will make sense in this life". I have found such comfort in those words.  So for now while there is so much that doesn't make sense, one thing I am sure of is we do have a Heavenly Father that truly loves us so much, and is mindful of every single struggle, and trial we are each faced with.

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