Thursday, January 19, 2012

Dear David

Dear sweet Rock Star,

This has been a tough week on your Momma. We have been here at UVA for 10 days now and I miss home. Then I stop whining and I think about all that you have endured these last two months and my heart swells.

We are so proud of you. You are such a brave warrior and we are so proud to be your Mommy and Daddy. We have watched you endure a hard surgery, lots of chemo, abdominal radiation, lung radiation, and CT scans. You have never complained, whined or cried. You are a star patient and lots of doctors and nurses have fallen in love with you.

We cannot wait in ten or twenty years to pull out all the get well cards, signs, and such to show you. We cannot wait to tell you stories of your bravery as you fought cancer as a child. we have packed up with care every card we have received so we can show you one day again so we will all give glory to God for getting us through the nightmare.

You have been a reminder to us all that God is worthy of praise regardless of circumstances. Often when nurses would enter our room they would find you with your IPad singing praises to our faithful Lord. You have opened so many hearts to Jesus without preaching one sermon. You are a reminder that even little ones can serve the Lord.

You are our hero. We know sweet boy that God has big plans for you. We know from the bible that God looks upon the heart, and that is great news because your heart is so big and giving. Your smile lights up the room and your stubborn spirit is no match for cancer.

You are also a constant reminder to us all that God makes no mistakes when he blessed you with your designer chromosomes. You are fearfully and wonderfully made by our Creator and we think you are perfect. You make us want to be better people and you have reminded us that matters of the heart mean more than material possessions.

We know tomorrow you have radiation, chemo, and a blood transfusion before we can head home for the weekend. That sounds like a big day, but


  1. Wow...... is all I can get our through my tears. I think that was my favorite blog to date. Laura this should be a book some day . It would be great for parents going through what you all have been through. Think about it. It may be what somone needs and you can supply it. Wish I could put my thoughts in words like you and Michaelcan. Love you guys and am so very proud of all of you.


  3. This post put a smile on my face and brought tears to my eyes! It is just what I needed and Rockstar is an amazing little boy and honestly has made a major impact in my life! <3 Love you all!

  4. You "all" are one amazing family. I know that you all have brought me closer to God. Your blog is an inspiration to me everyday. All the songs and the praises you give God have made me so thankful for what I have. You all have made a big impact on my life, especially The Rock Star. May God continue to hold your family in his arms. Love to all.

  5. You are an inspiration! Thank you for sharing this difficult time. I have been following this blog since early diagnosis. David and your family are true gifts from heaven. Your story speaks to my heart. I am from Smyth County but do not live there now and happened upon this blog on a trip home when a family member was sick. I continue sending prayers from Arkansas for all of you. I want you to know that your writings help many of us and that your faith is amazing and inspirational! Give all your children a hug from those of us who follow your story silently from miles away. Thank you for sharing with us!