Our family is busy just like any other. We are raising three boys and twin girls, who are full of life. Our youngest twin, Sarah, had a cancerous brain tumor removed at the age of 1. This is a journey we never thought that we would be on but we know we can do it! This blog was created to share her miracles and stories in the hopes that someday Sarah's story will bring one closer to her Creator. Be blessed as you read the story of our miracle baby!
Just wanted to drop in while i was taking a lunch break from teaching our kids to share some pictures of Sarah busy playing with friends. she is getting so excited to celebrate Jesus' birthday!
This week held a lot of memories. it was 4 years ago this week we brought our little 1 year old home with her new 25 staples, we were also informed that is it was cancer and we booked our first MRI! It seems like yesterday in a way. That week and the months to follow were hard! I remember being scared that Sarah would hit her head, or go into seizures, that she would try and pull the staples out... or worse that the others would be scared stiff of her=0) If they were not scared, would they be so interested in her new style, that they themselves would try to pull them out... But I'm happy to say we survived! and survived with a smile. i learned to just enjoy my kids, no matter how many fights they have, enjoy them. enjoy that fact that Sarah is here to fight, Sarah is here sing, laugh and cause others to laugh and fight =0)
Enjoy your children for there are families out there battling the fight with cancer, there is a little boy or girl taking their last breath, there is a mom and dad having to give their little one back into the hands of Jesus. I don't understand why were were spared from that, But i let it be a learning experience and let Sarah know all the time Jesus has a special plan for her life because she is still here.
so now that my eyes are all wet, i will share some pictures,
we have put up our tree
here she is reading her devotion book by the Tree!
the other day we had a cookie play date and Sarah was right there helping me with the prep work!
we also had her neighbor friends help decorate the cookies!
We also had some fun making our own sand ornaments
we've been busy but enjoying life with our little miracle(s)!
As I sat and listened to Sarah snore I found myself just soaking in the goodness of God. Sarah let us know form 22 weeks gestation, that life was not going to be the same =0) yep, 22 weeks into the pregnancy was the first time we realized she was there! Life has been full of ups and downs but with my Jesus we made it and life has been anything but boring!
5 things I love about sarah:
1. How she loves her Jesus.
2. Quick to share even with her brothers.
3 Much like her mommy she is the "Peacemaker" (well most of the time)
4. Has shown everyone that no brain tumor will hold her back..she is all ready completed more then 50 days of kindergarden
5. Has taught me not o be afraid to just let God be in control!
Mom and dad are so proud of you. Not just for what you have overcome already but simply for who you are! We love how you wrinkle your nose when you are in a deep conversation and how you look up to the ceiling with arms crossed! You have added so much to our lives, to our family. We are so blessed to have you as ours for how ever long Jesus allows. keep reaching for the stars baby girl and we are sure that you will get your hearts desire! Keep loving Jesus the way you do and keep telling others how Jesus loves them and died for their sins. Your reward will be great one day as Jesus says, "Well done my good and faithful servant!" We can not wait to see what this next year bring your way, I'm sure that we can not even imagine what heaven hold for you and what you hold for Heaven! Happy birth-victory day Sarah we love you so much.
that Sarah has been healed! What a day! So we are home and Sarah is fast to sleep after a little snugggle time and some talk about today ening with a prayer for Sarah and for the children who are fighting life with Cancer. I'm so drained! Sarah was a trooper! She had the nurses laughing and momma almost crying. I just wish they could do all this MRI's with no IV's we could do it in a breeze! IT breaks my heart that they have to do the IV but i know there is no getting around it! But we put this day behind us rejoicing that it has been confirmed once again that Sarah has been healed.
Last night Sarah had me (mommy) all to herself after all her siblings and daddy left us.
while we stayed at a hotel, just the two of us. She sat in the bed wanting to do school work
so we did that right after we painted fingers and toes.
So we headed to the hospital at 5:30 in the morning. when we got to the parking lot the tears began! At that point i almost began too. I know that God has healed her and she will share that as well with anyone who asks or is willing to listen. I was nervous/anxious not for the MRI but instead for all that led up to the scan. Her veins are so hard to find and she doesn't like it one bit! Because of her age she must be sedated for the procedure. With that there is always risks. to be honest that wasn't what concerned me. What concerned me was getting the IV started with out too many pokes..... WE have had an awesome team that works on Sarah in the past and I finally got to the point of being comfortable with...they new Sarah and they were great! We walked in and it was a COMPLETELY different team. But God had it all under control. The head nurse's husband's veins are tough as well and so she knew how I felt and what Iwas saying. So we started....and the vein they usually could get collapsed and so they looked and looked for another one. Sarah was so great though, yes she was scared but she handled it. She sat still and they were able to get the second vein on the first try! Once that was set, I could have cried. It is heart wrenching to see your child going through hard situations. I don't doubt that God's promises are yes and amen!
once the scan had started I went to the cafe to get a drink of coffee..as I sat drinking my coffee I began to ask the Lord why did you bring me here, who is it that you want to speak to?
I went back to the MRI waiting room and there were 2 older ladies sitting there. Yhey saw that I had a stroller that was empty..so they began to ask questions...the open door! I thank the Lord that he cares. That he hears his children when they pray. As I shared with one of the ladies, I don't understand why God allows children to go through what children go through, Sarah is a living miracle and when people listen to her testimony...of how she had cancer and Jesus healed her...they listen..Sarah has shared Jesus with so many people because of what he has brought her through... as he mom, I've shared Jesus with people who i may never see again and may have never met if Sarah hadn't been healed. Do i wish and pray she didn't have to go through it, of course, but if one person has been touched by the Holy Spirit because of what we've had to go through. then let Jesus shine!
Thank you to all who have prayed for Sarah this week!
Sarah will have her MRI this Friday at 8:30....
thought i know she has been healed, (if your a mom you will understand why I'm asking for prayer).
it's hard to watch your 4 year old daughter being prepped for an MRI. The fighting the nurses just because she doesn't understand why they want to give he a needle to star the IV. the fighting and then moments later the little daughter who is sleeping! it's tough.
This time we will meet with the Neurologost who performed Sarah's surgery the morning of November 28th. He will read the results( about 2 hours) after her MRI, As i said i know she is cancer free and we rejoice in that. but I'm still human!
I'm not saying I'm doubting that she has been healed. i know it and she does too! i have to go to the hospital alone and Sarah knows what happens and she lets EVERYONE know she is not happy =0) she 's a big girl and i struggle with her.
Please pray that the nurses will not have problems finding her veins, that Sarah stays healthy ALL this week, for physical strength for me as i take her.
i will post good news on that day! thank you to all who have followed us through this fight and path that we walk!
if a bunch of picture bore you then this post will bore you =0)
i feel so bad that I have not kept up on this blog...
we have done so much sine May...
we have gone on vacation to see family, been to theme parks celebrated the 4th of July with a family picnic....face painting.... been to the beach...
we had Sarah tested for school...she has been placed in kindergarten! WHOO HOO! to say she is excited is an understatement!! she is so determined in her own way to show others she is walking in victory!
Sarah is due for her MRI in fact is past due....we are waiting for an phone call from the hospital....we know the result will be fine..but i guess their is always the "anxious" feeling as her mom! so as soon as that is scheduled I w ill let you know. i have set up a "Follow me" button please follow Sarah's story and pass it along!
with all that said, grab your coffee or tea and enjoy these pictures of out little girl who is walking in Victory
(one can never be to careful in water lol)
please come back soon. if you are new please click HERE to read about her surgery day and please leave a comment for SArah to read as she gets older...i know it will touch her heart!