Last night, a few friends and I went to see the movie Miracles from Heaven. It was an awesome movie, howbeit emotional, and I definitely recommend it. Jennifer Garner is fantastic in it. As a mom to a child who has had a life threatening illness, it brought back many memories. I have to say that I thought the producers of the movie did a good job at portraying a bit what life is like for families who are experiencing the initial diagnosis of a sick child. The financial stress, the juggling of other kids, the frustration, the uncertainty, the fear- the actors and actresses of this movie demonstrate this well.
It’s been a while since I’ve given you all an update on my little man. He finished up his last chemo treatment six months ago. We go to the oncologist every three months for scans and tests, and so far the results have shown that he’s in remission.
Recently, we were gifted the trip of a lifetime- a Make a Wish trip to Give Kids the World and Disney in Florida. When Make a Wish contacted us several months ago, we were hesitant at first to meet with them. We felt (and still feel) so blessed to have our little guy with us that we didn’t feel like we really deserved anything else. Two awesome wish granters visited our home, met our kids, and talked with us. After a series of phone calls and emails, they informed us that they were sending our family to the resort in Florida! Words can’t express how honored with felt to be gifted with such an amazing experience. Give Kids the World is such a magical place, and I’m excited to share more about it with you in the coming weeks. Be assured that I took lots of photos!
For now, we are kind of back in normal life mode. My guy makes my heart stop every time he says something hurts or he doesn’t feel well, but I don’t imagine that will ever change. I get anxious a few days before his check-ups, and I still think about everything we went through every day. For our family, our faith is what has sustained us during this time. No matter how hard it has been, I still thank God that He blessed me to be his mom daily. We consider him our own little Miracle from Heaven.