On June 1, 2010 our two year old, "Little Air Bear," was diagnosed with Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Type M7. After enduring 146 days at Primary Children's Hospital, Erin is now in remission and living a full life at home with our family. Her strong will and constant happy smile is an inspiration to us all. Through our difficult circumstances we found great strength and peace in our Savior, Jesus Christ. Thank you for checking in on us.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas

"May you, wherever you may be across the world,
have a wonderful Christmas....
May even those whose hearts are heavy
rise with the healing
which comes alone
from Him
who comforts and reassures."
-Gordon B. Hinckley

The timing of Erin's cancer is such a blessing.  From the beginning, we knew that it was meant to happen at that very time.  We couldn't have picked a better time in our lives to start our fight against Leukemia.  And, we couldn't have picked a better time to have won the battle.


Our Christmastime
Being together.

Rejoicing in the birth of our Savior
Gratefulness for the tender mercies He granted us,

Understanding new emotions,
suffering the depths of anguish
praising the gentle peace.

Witnessing other's struggles
sharing the burdens with tears and embraces

Wishing
Hoping
Yearning
Praying

Feeling extreme love for our child
in awe that God loves her
even more
than we do.

Witnessing miracles

Being together.

We are so grateful for all that has been done for us. We had so many surprises on our doorstep this morning and the past few days too.  Thank you to all of the angels out there who have served us.  Thank you for making this Christmas a special one.  We are so grateful and overwhelmed by the generosity shown our family. 

Thank you. 
Merry Christmas!

4 comments:

  1. Congratulations you guys! Doing this once before I can tell you there is no better feeling than getting that central line removed. This is tanner, your neighbor 4 doors down a couple weeks ago, sorry it has taken be this long to get back in touch with you. We have been home for 12 days so we have been living it up while we can! Anyways your little girl is such a trooper, I just read your post on all the stats of her days and counts and stuff. You always know it's a lot but to see it all laid out in writing is pretty breathtaking. You guys are so nice, we really appreciate all your kind and reassuring words. Like you guys we will get there eventually. Congrats again and keep up the good work!

    -tanner

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  2. Hooray! I hope you guys had the merriest Christmas! Thanks for your thoughts - I love reading them.

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  3. I love this post. I hope it was your best Christmas yet! Love you guys. XOXOXO

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  4. Jill, I'm just looking at your blog for the first time in a while. I have been thinking about you, and it sounds like you got your Christmas wish. I'm soooo glad you are all home together. What a miracle. I love your faith. Good luck getting somewhat back to normal. Love you!
    Kimberly

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