Today is Elena's 30th day in Room 3206.
It has been a so-so day.
More back, shoulder, and neck pain.
More nausea and throwing up.
Another platelet transfusion. Her seventh in 18 days.
Most of her jobs have been completed.
A few smiles while checking out her new school supplies.
A little sadness that she's not in school.
A little excitement about tomorrow and her first meeting with her home bound teacher.
We tell her all the time how amazing she is. She has spent four full weeks inside one little room - with no fresh air filled with heat or humidity, no warm sunshine on her skin, no raindrops to dash through. We now know that these things are gifts that shouldn't be taken for granted. We should be grateful for each moment we are given to experience each one.
Thanks for praying and for believing in Elena's complete healing!
"I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth."