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 23, 2011

My Little Nurse

Today I went to our clinic to get a booster vaccination.  I assured my kiddos that they wouldn't have to get a shot, just I would.  When we got there, Erin pulled me aside and very gently told me that she would hold my hand when I got my shot.  My heart was so touched by her thoughtfulness.  My name was called and Erin stuck close to my side while my other two kids obliviously played with toys in the office playroom.  I sat down to get the shot and Erin held onto my hand and said that I was strong and brave and she told me that mommies don't cry when they get shots.  As soon as the shot was over she very kindly looked at the nurse and said, "may I have a sucker?"  Ha ha!  I'm sure that Erin really knows how much shots and pokes hurt, but I wonder if part of her kindness was also after that sucker.  Whelp, she knows more about medical stuff than any other normal kid and it touched my heart that she wanted to comfort me when she knew that I would hurt a little from the shot.

4 comments:

  1. That is so precious! What a sweetheart. She sure has gone through too much for a two year old but she knows what it is like and was trying to comfort you like you comforted her...just too cute. I love how she said you are so brave and strong.

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  2. Too cute! Life lessons that she has already learned at age 2!! She has a great teacher!

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  3. oh! sooo cute! what a sweetie! isn't that amazing how she of all your kids knew to comfort you? that touches me heart, too. SWEET GIRL!! thanks for sharing - this totally made me smile. :)

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  4. THAT is CUTE! A tender heart at that young age, and being able to look out for others. Very astute!

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