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What started out as a site to update on our daughter's cancer has thankfully grown into a site to update on our beautiful family of four. Enjoy our journey...

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

a day in history

For those of you who are counting, it was a year ago last week that we went to Children's and got Charli's diagnosis. On March 15th we were told she had cancer. I am not trying to "overly" think about it, but how can I not. I may post more about it, I am not sure...

Either way, this was my post from one year ago today - before Charli was a cancer fighter and a cancer survivor. This was before the word Cancer threw our world for a spin, this was before we found out how strong our daughter was....this was before I knew what the word "strength" and "faith" *really* meant...

A newborns conversation with God.

A baby asked God, "They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?" God said, "Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you."

The child further inquired, "But tell me, here in heaven I don't have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy." God said, "Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel's love and be very happy."

Again the child asked, "And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to Me if I don't know the language?" God said, "Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you to understand."

"And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?" God said, "Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray."

"Who will protect me?" God said, "Your angel will defend you even if it means risking its life." At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked,

"God, if I am To leave now, please tell me my angel's name." God said, "You will simply call her, "Mom."


AndreaChad said...

I actually did think about you the last few days...b/c I knew that Calla was just weeks old when I heard about Charli and I just sobbed and sobbed while I held Calla. It was unimaginable having a 'perfect' child and then being told that you had some major obstacles to overcome.

Anonymous said...

WOW. Amazing what a difference just one year can make. HUGS to you.

Anonymous said...

I know. I thought of you. I also enjoyed rereading your story. I liked it very much. AJ

Anonymous said...

God is good. XXOOPP Grma P