My beautiful niece Gracie was recently diagnosed with Neuroblastoma (cancer). It is still early in the diagnosis and we are awaiting results to know more about the fight that Gracie will face. I've created this blog as an outlet for friends and family to stay informed about her journey and a way for friends and family to make anonymous contributions towards her care and the mounting expenses her family will face. Gracie is a fighter and the bravest 3 year old I know. Hundreds of people love you Gracie and are praying for you. "Be strong and of good courage for the Lord thy God is with thee" Joshua 1:9

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Still doing great. day +43

Gracie blow drying her "hair" she was a butterfly for halloween and keeps wearing the jacket part.
Decorating cookies on halloween. she loved it/

happy girl.
The last couple of weeks have flown by and there hasnt been anything major really that i thought, hey, i should blog about this. but it IS major!! She is doing SO well and is SO happy and running and playing and dancing. What a huge blessing!!!!
I took the kids to the church trunkortreat last friday and they had a lot of fun.
Last sunday was the kids' primary program at church and Im really not supposed to take Gracie to church or crowded areas til about day +100. I did take her for the program with a mask on and left before it was over so to get out before the crowded halls and all. Anyway, I sat next to my friends who are also my neighbors and they helped with Von.
During the first song, I just broke down. A flood of emotion came over me. I suddenly realized that Gracie should be up there! This should be her first primary program! I dont know why I hadnt realized it until then, but seeing all the little girls from her class, I felt a twinge of bitterness at cancer once again, but the feeling was immediately crowded out with feelings of love and thanks to my Father in Heaven. I felt the spirit so strongly and I continued to sob. The song was called "I know my Savior loves me" It is so beautiful and I felt the love of my Savior and knew of the love He has for all the sweet children. I was more aware of my other children and the feeling to not ignore the healthy. I am so blessed to have my 4 sweet children.
after church, we decorated cookies and then went trick-or-treating around the block.
Yesterday we met with the Radiology doctor to discuss radiation therapy. She will have the planning CT done on Monday and start radiation the following monday. She will go every day for 2 weeks. luckily, it doesnt take long and the main problem is just the hassle of driving there every day. I'll take it!!! :)
We are grateful for all of the cards and notes and especially for the continued prayers. xoxox

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