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.

Monday, May 16, 2011

A Blessed Little Girl

As I was working on the computer today my little air bear climbed up to my lap and we found ourselves checking out her blog.  Erin loves to see the pictures of herself on the top and side of this blog.  She wanted to see more pictures of herself, so I opened up this VIDEO that I made when she finished her treatments.  I have to admit that I have rarely watched this video since I made it because it brings back so many raw emotions of what we went through.

Erin and I watched it together two times because she said she wanted to see the picture of her and Princess Belle again. She laughed when she saw herself riding in the little tykes car and when she was dancing around her hospital room.  She got very worried when she had to get the shot at the end of the video.  She cheered and said, "they all gave me five" when she rang the bell.  She showed me her scar on her chest and said that she didn't have any tube-ees anymore and that her hair is "growing up."

I cried and snuggled Erin as we watched the video.  I am so in love with this little girl and all that we have been through together.  She has such a kind hart and she still prays every night for her friends in the hospital.  I am in awe of her strength and her ability to resume normal life after such a life changing event.

Last night I found a copy of Erin's baby blessing that was given to her when she was only 17 days old.  There is one part that jumped out at me and I think that even at her young age she is already fulfilling it.  She was blessed to live her life as an example of our Savior's love.  She was blessed with health and strength to go about doing good, and doing the Lord's work of bringing herself and others to the Savior and to Heavenly Father.  She is one special little girl.

Tags: "Acute Myeloid Leukemia"

2 comments:

  1. What a great moment for you. Reading your blog and Erin's story gives me strength and hope.

    Nick (Faye's dad)

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  2. she is a blessed little girl! both in getting to have you guys as her parents (you are incredible!) and in the sweet, special little spirit that she is. we love little erin!

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