Thursday, December 18, 2008

Loving Life

Kate has always maintained her happy, positive disposition (except maybe for those few months of steroid rage) and that trend has continued. I realize that I have neglected to post for the last 2 months, which is probably due, in part, to the fact that we had a baby last week and due, in part, to the busy holiday season. Still, I feel the need to update you with her progress.

As the year winds down, and the holidays approach we celebrate the birth of our Savior. I can't think about His birth without thinking about His death and sacrifice for us. It is for this reason that I am so grateful to Him. It is also a time for thankfulness. Kate's amazing progress through her journey to a cure, tops the list of my reasons to be thankful! I thank Heavenly Father each day for bringing her into our lives and for allowing us to keep her here until a good old age!

Her last clinic visit was wonderful with continued good news of an ANC at 1500. Her worst curse is a never ending cold with accompanying hacking cough but if that is the worst of the winter, we'll take it!!! On her last clinic visit, 2 weeks ago, Kate wanted to make her "nurses and everyone" cookies, so we found this cute recipe in a magazine and went to town. She happily bopped around the clinic sharing her goods with all those she cares about and who now feel like family. She has also made them another Christmas gift, fun bookmarks, and can't wait to bring them to the hospital next week.

Kate remains a tender hearted, loving little girl who shares her sunshine with those around her. How blessed we are to be in close proximity!

8 comments:

Anne Hatch said...

I love you, Kate! Thank you for sharing your "light" and for your example of love and courage. Merry Christmas, little buddy! p.s. I love the cookies you made. They're so cute!

Kasey said...

Kate truly does beam like a ray of sunshine when she smiles and laughs. We love and are so happy to hear that she is thriving and loving that new baby brother.

Anne said...

love the pic of kate and emmett. so sparkly! we are happy for all the good news.

Jen Stowell said...

You're adorable Kate--as always, we love you tons!

CJ and Wendy's Family said...

She is such a cute big sis! I love her cookie idea- she has a good heart. We are glad for an update and even more happy that it is a good one.

BIGSKYBLAST said...

Wow, Kate is GLOWING holding Emmett. We, too, are so grateful for everything and everyone who has had a hand in Kate's journey to cure. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Kari said...

It is always so wonderful to get another great report on Kate's progress!! Love that girl and am thrilled to hear she is doing so well :)

Shauna said...

I love to hear how things are going with your family. I can not tell you how much I miss you guys. I cried the other day when Jason put Ava on the phone, all she said was "I love you too" but it really made me miss her. Love you lots!