Mike keeps hassling me about what I want for Christmas. We typically give the gift of time instead of giving gifts-we will take a little family day trip or overnight trip. I keep telling him that I do not want anything under the tree. We got our Christmas gift with a clean scan back on December 5th. I also got my Christmas miracle of no ear tube surgery, and we did splurge and replace our garage door this break. We have been saving for two years (the Dave Ramsey way-sigh) and we replaced our pitiful door for Christmas. I am truly at a place where I just want time and memories with my family.
We learned that a sweet little girl from Orange county passed away yesterday due to a rare childhood cancer. They were actually at Give Kids the World for her wish trip a week after we were there. I am so sad for her family and I am ever mindful that childhood cancer plays dirty. Just because David's last scan was clean does not mean his April one will be. I know on this side of heaven children dying to this dreadful disease makes no sense, but I believe in a God whose plans are perfect. I ask you to include the Blaine family in your prayers as they prepare to say goodbye for now to their sweet princess, Ellie.
Enjoy every moment with your family as we prepare for Emmanuel-God is with Us. We wish you a Merry Christmas and know that we are so grateful for your support and love for our family. Merry Christmas!