Do you know where you were a year ago? We do!
We were preparing and packing for Elena's almost three month stay at Egleston and for her life saving bone marrow transplant. At this time last year, we were saddened about our lost summer and the time we would not be together as a family. We were scared about Elena's nine day chemo, radiation treatment plan and transplant. We couldn't imagine life a year later.
Today, here we are. A family together doing all the things we love to do. Not a day goes by without us giving thanks to God for this day, this moment, this summer, this life. For He has blessed us with the love of family and friends who take such great care of us. He has also blessed us with experiences that would not have happened if Elena had not had cancer.
Tomorrow, we will be beginning one of those experiences. Elena has been granted a Make A Wish trip to Hawaii. We are so excited and very thankful for this once in a lifetime opportunity. We still can't believe it!
We ask that you please pray for safe travels, physical strength for Elena, daily protection for each of us, and a wonderful trip filled with lots of great memories.
"In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you."