Wednesday, April 23, 2008

One Year

This year was paradoxically the longest and fastest year of my life. One year ago today we were in New Hampshire and received the bone marrow biopsy results. Until I had those results in hand I was still holding some hope that she didn't really have leukemia, that it was just a bad virus and that we'd go home soon. As you know, that didn't turn out to be the case but it hasn't stopped us from going home and trying to get back to our "normal" lives.
The day of diagnosis, Jason and I committed to giving all that we had to help Kate fight for a cure from leukemia. We believed, then and now, that she'd achieve it but have been so impressed with how see has handled this journey. I continue to be in awe of my little girl's positive outlook, strength and determination as she gracefully fights this battle.
While I have a feeling that April 23rd will forever have significant meaning in our lives, we are now looking forward to a new date - July 4, 2009. I can speak for the entire family when I say that we can't wait for that date to replace April 23rd in importance.
Thank you to every one of her supporters, both the hands-on everyday friends and those from a far who show support with their prayers and words of encouragement. The journey to this point has been manageable because of you.

10 comments:

Angela said...

Love you so. can't wait to celebrate July 4th 2009

Carly said...

Love you guys and continue to pray for your little family and especially for cute little Kate.

The Hatch Family said...

Bravo!

We love you and pray for you daily...

Garrit said...

Our wrists has been pink for an year. We love you all and think about you guys every day!

Shauna said...

Love you love you love you lots! You are such a strong little girl and you amaze me with how brave you are! Can't wait to see that happy face again!

Kasey said...

Wow, Kate! You're almost half way to 07.04.09 Independence Day! We love you!

Worthens said...

Oh man... didn't realize it was April 23rd. We love you so much-- and pray for you daily.

Jen Johnson said...

Thinking of you guys all the time! We don't leave comments a lot, but we always keep up on your blog :) We are praying for you daily!

Kari said...

Amazing to think it has been a year. Can't wait to meet sweet Kate and give her a big hug :) Bring on July 4, 2009!!!!

Christy said...

Ah, a date! I'm so happy you have a date to look forward to. I'll pray that it won't be a bumpy road to get there.