Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Here is Aaron and Hannah on Christmas Eve at our church. I can't believe how much taller Aaron is! This night is the first time Hannah has gone back to our church, Church by the Side of the Road, (love that name) since she was diagnosed. In a sort of indirect, Christmas miracle type way, Hannah's ANC was up to almost 2000 and we were able to go. She loves going to church. Her favorite part is all the singing. At our church? They can sing!
During the hospital stay when we were first told she had cancer, Hannah had a song we call, Yes, Lord, (the real name is something else) stuck in her head and would go around singing it. As she couldn't get to church to hear it, they sent her a CD recording of that song. It is in my car to this day and we listen to it, by request mind you, on the way to get chemo. It is a song about trading your pain for the joy of the lord.
She also really loves our Pastor. Infact, for a long time, she thought he was God. Pastor Proctor came to visit her at the hospital and she kept saying God came to see her. That was pretty cute. However, after awhile I forgot that was how she referred to him. It was really disturbing to hear her continue to ask to get to go to God until I remembered that she actually just meant she wanted to go to church and see Pastor Proctor!
In other Christmas miracle-ish events, our family received some extra special love this Christmas from one of my customers at work. Diamond B is an HVAC contractor and one of my favorite customers. I haven't been able to see them as often as I used to since Hannah's diagnosis. They are located in Bellingham which is three hours from me. They are a wonderful group of people. John, in the shop, always has great stories of the adventures he and his family have.
I got a call to come get a package from my office, which is normal. I get sent samples all the time. This time, is was a giant box from Diamond B to my family. Everyone was excited to see what was inside. No one was prepared for what it was. Around thirteen separate, wrapped presents! Toys and books, gift cards for the boys, a zoo gift card for the family, and a card signed by everyone from Diamond B!
Hannah was in heaven. Talk about feeling the love. Thank you so much. Now I'm getting all whelly, so I am going to end with a picture of Hannah and her new dolphin pillow pet. She hearts that thing. Oh so much. ;-)