We just received news that our sweet granddaughter has cancerous growths on her thyroid. I was devastated by the news. I love her so very much. I’ve been thinking back on the fun times we’ve had together and will have together:
She and her cousin took my phone and giggled nonstop in the back seat of the car as we returned home from a trip. The next day I found 75 pictures in my photographs of their eyeballs, toenails, and noses. What fun!
I love to listen to her recital piece on the piano at 5:30 in the morning before a busy day at an early morning study group and school.
Every summer we hike the Idaho mountains and swim in the icy cold waters of a hidden lake.
She loves to cook and can take over in the kitchen in a flash.
Just after her doctor visit when she found out about the cancer, she had a swim meet. Determined not to let the bad news get the best of her, she swam her heart out and cut two seconds of her 100 fly.
I cherish the moments we’ve had together. Our prayers are with her through this trial. I wish she didn’t have to go through it. I know she’ll be alright, but this incident has caused me to remember the gratitude I feel for her love and her life.
It's now two weeks later she had the growths removed and is now waiting to have the radioactive pellets injected into her blood stream to make sure the cancer is all gone. We hope and pray she'll be alright.
Life is so fragile, you never know from one minute to the next what will happen. Through this whole experience, I have learned to cherish life more than ever before.
Take care. Hug your family today!!!