This post is #162 in a year-long series ... Through this series of posts I plan to share our family's experiences during our 17-year-old daughter's year-long battle with brain cancer, which began in February of 2008. My desire is to process through the events of that year from the perspective that a decade of time has brought ... for myself, really. But if you'd like to follow along, you're welcome to join me.
January 16, 2009
We were loved so well during Hannah's year-long cancer journey. My "summary" email from the day before prompted a virtual flood of emails filled with prayers, well wishes, encouraging words, and above all ... love. Even now, ten years later, I don't have the words to express how much the emails, cards, letters, gifts, phone calls, texts, etc., meant to our family as we walked through the fire. I still have them today ... and I am still so thankful.
My email from a decade ago ...
What an amazing response we received to our email from yesterday! It is so wonderful to know that Hannah is being lifted before the Father’s throne by so many…What a blessing and comfort! There literally is not time to adequately respond to all of your emails, but we want you all to know how much we appreciate them. I think I’ve mentioned that I’m keeping all of the emails we receive…I’m actually cutting and pasting each one into a Word document…and, as of yesterday, that document is 203 pages long. And those are only the emails we’ve received since September! I have another binder already completely filled with emails received from February through September. We’re collecting cards, too…we’ve filled two baskets, and we just started a third one yesterday. All we can say is, “Thank you!”
We are at Children’s for another platelet infusion today, and we will return for her third chemo treatment next week…normally we come on Mondays, but due to the holiday, our next appointment will be Tuesday. Brad’s sister and brother-in-law and their brand new baby are coming to visit us from Texas this weekend, and Hannah is looking forward to meeting her new cousin, Faith, for the first time. Again, we thank you for your prayers and support…we know that God is good, all the time!
Jill and Brad