Monday, April 16, 2012

Five Years Ago Today...

Five Years Ago Today...

Kennedy was two years old.

She had been sick for awhile, but no one was really sure what was going on...

A virus perhaps... causing her platelets to tank.

Causing her to be tired. All. The. Time.

Causing her hands to cramp, making her drop her toys and cry out, "Oww!"

Finally, causing her pediatrician to send us to the hematology/oncology clinic at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital which led to a bone marrow aspiration.

Five years ago today I got the phone call that my sweet little girl had Acute Myelogenous Leukemia.


And our lives were changed forever. 

Today, we celebrate her. We celebrate Kennedy's life and how thankful we are for the blessing of her. 


One more month and this beautiful girl will be declared "Cancer Free!"
Thank you, Jesus!

16 comments :

Notsopc said...

WOW... and so glad for that..

Christine said...

How awesome! Definitely something to praise God about!

Joy said...

Omg... She was and still is so beautiful!!!! Love that girl sooo much! I can't believe it's been 5 years... Kennedy-you are amazing!

Cyndi J said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow !!

Anne B. said...

Amen! That's where I first found you....on Care Pages during Kennedy's treatment. I can't believe it's been that long. Soooo glad to be following you here instead and yes, Thank you, Jesus!! Go Kennedy!!! (((BIG HUGS)))!!!

Ginny Deegan said...

YAY, Kennedy! What a wonderful cause for a celebration! And...seriously...could that pic of tiny Kennedy be any cuter? My gosh!

teal915 said...

She's gorgeous. Congratulations!

Jamie said...

I'm glad she is so close to being declared cancer free! She is beautiful!

Lynn said...

Can't believe it's been 5 years! Seems like yesterday! Thanking the Lord that she's doing so well!!!!!!!!!!
Am here praying!
Psalms 27:1, 4-5 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?...One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple. For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
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~just me~ said...

What a great celebration. God is good! She is just so beautiful!! Love her shirt, too, by the way!

Rhonda said...

And a celebration it should be!! Praise God!

The McCammons said...

That is blessed news and so fantastic! She's such a beautiful little girl and so glad HE is watching over her. Praying for all else in your home.

TheDorothyFamily said...

Us Cancer mom's never forget these dates (and the reaction, emotions ) do we? Praising God for this milestone!

Beth said...

CANCER FREE!!! What wonderful words!!! What a wonderful little girl!!!! Beautiful.....

Arizona mom to eight said...

So wonderful she is in remission, what an amazing gift it is!

my family said...

really could she be any cuter? Where did you get that shirt <3 it