Friday, May 11, 2007

My Girl...

Yesterday afternoon the kids decided it was a good time for a swim. After finsihing Sarah's swim she decided to get camera happy! I was dusting the front room tidying up for my Visiting Teacher to come over, when she snapped these shots. Sarah is such a blessing in our family. Sarah has overcome some challenges that came our way when she was younger. I look at these pictures, ans think how beautiful, and healthy she is. Sarah had heart Surgery when she was 4. Things looked quite glim at this time in our world. I actually thought our world was crashing down right around us. Sarah came thru this challenge with flying colors. She has a heart that is 100% healthy now. When Sarah was right around 7 we where sitting in Sacrament meeting. I had my arm around her little neck. I felt a large lump on the right side of her neck. Sarah's lymph node was very in larged, and continued to grow the 2 weeks to follow. The Dr.'s feared it was cancer. Sarah had her lymph node removed. The Dr. was not painting a very positive picture. My Dad passed away of Hodgkin's disease which is cancer of the lymph nodes. I was being assured by the Dr. that today's medicine is different, and Sarah had a brighter future with treatment. I again felt like our world as we knew it was crashing down on us. Well,this little girl came thru it with flying colors. She didn't have cancer, just a very sick lymph node. Sarah is now a beautiful pre-teenager! Here are a few more pics.


Blogger Andrea said...

You are so lucky to have such a sweet daughter. She is so cute, everytime I see her comment on your blog, I always think how lucky you are to have such a great relationship with her!

May 11, 2007 at 8:11 AM  
Blogger Rebecca D. said...

Wow!! I had no idea... but knowing what I do know about your sweet daughter only confirms that fact that HF has so much in store for that amazing girl!!! You are blessed to have her and we are all blessed to know her!

May 11, 2007 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger donna said...

What a sweet girl you have. I know that my Emily thinks Sarah is so awesome!!!!!
Have a wonderful day my friend :)

May 11, 2007 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger smithfam said...

She is such a Cute girl and what a wonderful relationship you share. I am so glad to hear that she is healthy now. She has been through a lot in her life and I also think that HF must have some amazing plans for her!

May 11, 2007 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger christina said...

wow no way! i feel like i need to go check all my girls now!!! what an amazing life she's had already-your whole family!!

love your decorating- and i LOVE that picture of the 3 girls in each stage of life!!!

May 11, 2007 at 11:11 AM  
Blogger Lauralee said...

love the pictures... okay I love that pic too of the 3 girls at different stages of life.. that is great!
my little nephew had 3 open heart surgeries before he turned 1.. he was born with 1/2 a heart.. wierd huh? he is almost 8.. he is little and will always be on the small side.. it is amazing! I am glad that sarah is fine.. those are some great miracles in your lives!!! she is so cute too!

May 11, 2007 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger Kristen said...

I hope that when my daughter is your daughters age we are as close as you two are. I cantell you have a special relationship, that is so neat!

Wow, what a journey, who would have ever known. I'm so glad that she is healthy. She is a cute girl!

May 11, 2007 at 2:20 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Wow, what a story!! You are truly blessed to have such a special daughter who has such a purpose and mission here to fulfill. You two are so cute. I can only hope me and my daughters will share a special closeness as you and Sarah do.

May 11, 2007 at 9:44 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

She is so beautiful, just like her mother!

Isn't it amazing the things we go through as mothers? I can't imagine how difficult that was for you to deal with. The heart surgery alone would be devastating, but then the lymph nodes? Amazing!

May 11, 2007 at 10:19 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

I thought I commented. Anyways, what a blessing Sarah is in your life. That picture of the two of you is beautiful-you look so much alike.

Hope you have a wondeful Mother's Day!

p.s. Thank you so much for the sweet package in the mail!!

May 13, 2007 at 5:19 PM  
Blogger Michelle A. said...

I was really touched by your post and what a blessing she has been in your life. I couldn't imagine going through what you did with Sarah - you and she are both wonder women! Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

May 13, 2007 at 6:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow michelle: i was touched by what you said about your little girl. happy for you and your family that you were blessed with her. ~happy mother's day to you this day, kathleen :)

May 13, 2007 at 9:28 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

What a blessing for you to have your little (well, not so little anymore!) miracle girl. She is darling and I love seeing how close you two are!

Happy Mother's Day!

May 13, 2007 at 10:55 PM  
Blogger sista # 2 said...

Sweet post! 2 Q.Ts!-Janae

May 14, 2007 at 6:10 AM  
Blogger lelly said...

she is beautiful (just liker her mom!!)

May 14, 2007 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

I love the relationship that you and Sarah have! You are so lucky to have each other!

I hope that someday I can have a relationship with my children like you do with yours. :) Thanks for the good example!

May 14, 2007 at 8:16 PM  

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