October 29, 2011

No Evidence of Disease! Praise the Lord!

"Enter his gates with Thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!"
Psalm 100:4

     Halie's scans looked good!  No evidence of disease!  It does not matter how many times I hear those words it evokes in me the same emotions.  I remember going into Halie's radiologist appointment last September and reading the report from her scans and seeing the sentence.  No evidence of disease....  Amazement!  Awe!  Praise!  We are so undeserving of his mercy and yet he gives it!  We are so thankful and I know the reason I feel that same emotion every single time and experience the same fear every time we scan is because we know the nature of the beast we are up against.  I stand in awe of the Lord!  Thankful for Halie's life.  Grateful for the countless kisses, hugs and precious moments we have been given.  They are priceless and a gift from our Father in Heaven who loves to give good gifts to his children. So today we rejoice in the gift of Halie's continued healing.  Thank You, to all of our sweet family and friends who pray for her and us.  God bless you all!

here are few pictures from our week at the hopsital!

Psalm 117
Praise the Lord, all nations! 
Extol him, all peoples!
For great is his steadfast love toward us,
and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.
Praise the Lord!

October 24, 2011

Happy Fall!

Halie modeling at the TCH Fashion Show to raise money for the Cancer Center!

Meet Gracie!!!

Wow, I cannot believe it has been so long since I updated! Well, Fall is here and with it the busyness of life!  We are loving every minute of it!  Aleks is playing football for his first time this year playing Corner back and Kicker!  We are so proud of him!  He has been working hard and seems to have found his knish....  Halie modeled for a Charity event for Texas Children's Hospital and was a natural fashionista.  It was funny.  The night before she told me she was not going to do it!  No way!!!! The next day we get to the Beautiful ballroom where the event was a bit bigger than I realized, fully expecting her to say "NO WAY"  but as always such a brave girl.  She did it flawlessly and afterwards I asked if she was nervous and she looked at me and said "it was no big thing"  such a funny girl.  Chloe is doing fabulous at school she moved to Magnolia Parkway and is really enjoying school.  She saw an answer to her fervent prayers as Daddy surprised us one day and said we could get a puppy so "Gracie" (because Chloe said it was by God's grace alone we got her) has made a wonderful addition to our family. Chloe also turned 9 yesterday and we celebrated by going roller skating.  What an amazing blessing just being together. Enjoying the daily blessings God gives us are so much sweeter now.  Kyle is being Home schooled this year and loving being at home with Mommy and sister.  He is looking forward to starting Karate which we hope to have him signed up for after scans next week.   Chloe is trying to decide between Tumbling and Horse back riding.  Halie is all about tumbling....  loving the cheerleaders at Aleks football games.  Hopefully someday she can do that.   All in all we are good.  Scans next week --  we will do the bone scan Tuesday, the MIBG injection Wednesday, Thursday we will have a CT of her neck & abdomen and the MIBG scan and Friday we are scheduled for her follow up hearing test.  She has hearing loss that showed up back in July but for now have just wanted wait and watch.  Sometimes it remains stable sometimes it gets worse.   Side effect of the Chemo.  We pray for our sweet girl everyday.  Knowing that their will be side effects for years to come as we see the long term effects of the chemo that God used to save her life.  As always we look to Him alone for wisdom and strength,  sufficient as it is for each day!  Also, please pray for our friend Hans he has relapsed Neuroblastoma and has been fighting for so long.  Pray for wisdom for the doctors as they continue to seek the best treatment plans for Hans.  Lift up Hans as he is undergoing a pretty tough chemo regime and for his sweet family!  May God's hands wrap tightly around this sweet family.  

A friend posted this last month for Cancer Awareness and I wanted to share it in our post!  Praying for A Cure for Childhood Cancer!
They ride tricycles in the hallway, not in the park. They know the names of treatments instead of their classmates. Their central lines have names. Nurses and doctors are their new family. They think hair is overrated. Their laughter can make a heart melt. Their strength will make a grown person cry. If you've ever seen a kid fight cancer, it will change your life forever!

 I will update more as we go through next weeks scans ! God bless you all!
The Pigott Family