Wow!!! I have used this word a lot lately. Today marks the last chemo treatment that Heaven will have to endure. I thought back and realized that 5 months ago (do you see the number of grace?) that we arrived the day after Thanksgiving and we are leaving the day after Easter...makes us more "Thankful" for the "Resurrection". We have been traveling in a valley that our Saviour saw fit to hand us and without a doubt He has been here all the way with us, He has guided us, strengthened us, humbled us, taught us, and has had us in His hands. We have cried until it seemed there were no more tears to cry, we have laughed so hard that we cried, we have learned so much in such a short time, we have held each other up, and we have leaned on each other as well. We have strengthened our friendships and we have made many new friends along the way. We have formed bonds with the Doctors that Christ has set before us and we are forever indebted and eternally grateful to them. They have been there by us along the way informing and teaching us, helping us to stand when we felt like falling, helping us to understand when we felt like screaming, helping us to see when we felt like running.
We have faced one of the worst things that a parent/child/family would ever have to face, but by Gods grace...we made through. Amen!!! I don't know how things would have turned out had we not known Christ personally and had a personal relationship with Him and being so close to Him. Our faith had definitely been increased, our spirits made stronger.We would not have had it any other way. Jesus I love you so much and I can't wait for the day that I will get to meet you face to face, and I thank you for my family, friends, new friends. I thank you for seeing us through what was some of the darkest hours in our lives. I thank you for helping our other children to become stronger in faith by watching you work in Heaven life. Thank you for going to Calvary for me and everyone that has breath in them. Thank you. We love you all so much and thank you for sacrificing time to pray for Heaven and our family.....Christ definitely heard the prayers of our friends. Thank you for all the encouraging words and gifts that you sent, for all the visits and cards, for all that you done. Thank You
Also, today I almost cried...I had to hold back the tears becasue Heaven received a visit from the first Resident Doctor (Dino Barhoum) that she had when we first got here. He formed a bond with her that was like no other. After her first round of chemo, he was transferred to another Dept.(ED) and we didn't see him anymore...until today...he surprised her with a visit. How he found out she was here you may ask? Well, the Resident Dr. (Robert Masocol)that has been here for the last 2 hospital visits we have had knew him and this morning when he came to check on Heaven, I asked had he seen Dino, he hadn't but he knew he was here and he paged him to let him know that Heaven was here. It was so good to see him and Heavens face lit up and her smile...oh to see her smile. It was a grand visit. We made pics but they will have to wait until I get home before I can upload them. When he had to leave it was hard to see him go again but we will meet again. Thank you Dino for making her last day a great one.
Also, we received her counts form the CBC that they took around 6 a.m. this morning...I almost fell out in amazement!!! Her counts are as follows...
Heavens WBC and ANC hasn't been this high since we arrived here in Nov. 2011.....God is so good to us. Thank you Lord. And again we Thank each and every one that has prayed and prayed and prayed. Thank you and may Christ bless you all abundantly.