Sunday, December 25, 2011
About two weeks after this picture was taken, our oldest son was diagnosed with leukemia (AML). Although he is now in remission, I still get a tear in my eye every time I see this picture. I see how thin and pale Spencer looks in this picture and think how, at that moment, we were still completely clueless as to the monster that was ravaging his body. This picture truly ended up being a final portrait of the relatively carefree lives we had led up to that point.
Although you probably got to this page by searching for cute matching pajamas (which we got here or click here to see this year's versions from Amazon ), I ask you that you also take this as an opportune moment to thank God for your blessings, to hold your children a little tighter, and to look out for those around you who could use an extra measure of love in their lives. The kind of love that sustained us through some of the darkest moments of our lives.
Although this journey with our son's illness was one of the most difficult things our family has ever faced, it was also a time when we felt the presence of God in our lives more acutely than ever before.
May God bless you and your family this Christmas season!
"Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."