To be honest we debated about doing an update today. Chemo starts tomorrow. It is extremely tough as parents to cope with what is going on at times but we know so many people are fighting this battle with us.
Delaney gives us the strength and re-focuses us to look at things a day at a time. Even though we maybe confined to the walls and halls of the pedi ward in the hospital, our hearts are not. Delaney reminded us of that today. She smiled, giggled, and had more life to her than she has had since August 25th when she became sick. We need to be reminded that to be sick, is temporary. Delaney displayed that by playing with her brother, coloring, riding around in her chair listening to Luke Bryan, picking her favorite stickers, watching movies and being with her family, and there is no time for a 28 month old to be sick in her book. We try to understand that she must get sick, to get better, and to be cured. Today was great, we loved it. She loved today. We spent time as a family, healing each other, preparing each other of the days, weeks and months to come. Delaney is resting well and she will have her game face on in the morning ready to take anything on... "And though she be but little, she is FIERCE!" That is her, fierce, strong, enduring, and loving! She is prepared, she is ready to close the chapter on the pre and post-op days and begin a new chapter. We love you all, thank you is simply not enough for all of the outpouring support, prayers, thoughts and love.
As always, GO TEAM DELANEY!!!
Quote of the day
"When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure."