Monday, March 5, 2012

Three years ago today

Three years ago, we left the pediatricians office with a prescription for pin worms and headed to T. C. Thompson Children's Hospital for an ultrasound. It was then that Summer's rhabdoid tumor was found. The next day it along with her right kidney were removed. Despite the cancer being contained within the kidney, she was prescribed 11 radiation treatments and 8 cycles of chemotherapy which was to be administered over about nine months. I had my doubts about what to do, but now I know I made the right choices. Today, I have a beautiful, healthy 5 year old. Besides the cancer, she's never been sick much and is just a bundle of joy and energy that I feel so fortunate to have in my life. Being faced with losing a child was scary. I didn't know how I would get through it all, but I just had to let go and accept that whatever was meant to be would be. I'm definitely a stronger person now. Getting through it all and coming out on top is PRICELESS!!! I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful, loving daughter. She's silly at times and not at others. I don't know what I'd do without her, but I know my life would not be as full as it is now. Taking care of her and seeing her through the ups and downs in life is one of the things I treasure most in my life. I am so thankful for all the blessings I've received in life, but I believe she is the biggest blessing of all.

My little princess is growing up fast. She's not a baby like she was three years ago, at age 2. Her favorite Disney princess is Aurora. So, today I'm splurging and buying her a new princess outfit for our trip to Disney World. After all, you only live once. I can't wait to see her in it! My sweet Princess Summer.....

3 comments:

Susie said...

She is so blessed to have such great parents!! I know you are blessed to have her too!!

LRO said...

I remember the day too when I found out about Summer and being on the phone with you...There was a huge lump in my throat and I had no words to offer you, but to tell you I would pray for you all and telling you if you needed anything to just call. I'm so happy she is a healthy and happy 5 yr old! My mom was just asking about you and Summer today. Have a great time at Disney!!

Debbie said...

Hi Summer, you are always in my prayers sweet girl. What an amazing gift for God. :o)

God bless