The beast has certainly rained on my baby girl’s parade, but
the parade must go on . I know with her awesome spirit and
attitude she will continue to dance in the rain, until the suns
Yes, she is dancing to a different beat. But she is so
determined. Every day is a different tune, different step.
Even though they are few and far between on the good days
lifts are high, emotions are soaring which makes her waltz
through the day. On difficult days we feel like we do
cartwheels and head spins, just trying to figure out what the
next step should be to end the pain and sickness.
Christmas lifted her spirits and made her tap dance to the
But Wednesday’s chemo treatment ended all of that and now
she is battling another round of sickness. This has been a very
difficult chemo treatment. With her blood count very low she
is very weak and unsteady on her feet. Her days are spent in
bed or in her recliner.
As a mother, for her sake I smile and try to stay
upbeat. But I will admit it is the most helpless, depressing
feeling a mother can experience. It is so difficult to watch
your child suffer and to know you can't do anything about it
but pray. The tears stay in my pillow... but I arise each day with hope again that God is in control and he has her in His hands. If you are a mother I am sure that you understand my feelings.
Many people have told me to keep her fighting. Believe me she is a
fighter, but the journey has been long and the weariness sets in.
Leah's faith and attitude amazes me. No matter what happens or how bad she feels she never wavers in her faith.
With her trust and faith in the Lord she will continue to dance
in the rain knowing that every rain cloud we see today will
bring a rainbow of hope for tomorrow.
It is your prayers, cards, emails, food, acts of kindness that
gives us strength each day to keep going.
In most cases when you become ill and must take time off from
work in the beginning you may get flowers, and a few cards
and then you never hear from your coworkers again. This has
not been the case with Leah's work family. I am amazed how
they have supported her every step of the way. You all are
angels~~~ I thank you!
After 7 months Steve and Leah are still receiving food from the
church family. In the evening you hear the door bell ring and
there stands some precious lady with their whole evening
meal prepared. How awesome is that??
And Vernie, Leah's #1 fan ~~~a phantom friend because we
have never met. All of your prayers and encouraging
comments that you have posted daily for Leah have been
awesome!! Leah and I must meet you sometime for lunch
after she is feeling better.
To my Lathem family who checks on me daily and gives large doses of love and encouragement... I thank you!
Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude. Thank you ~~ Thank You!!
As my father always said," And it came to pass" and it will.