Monday, July 26, 2010

Love you Momma.

Having a child ... or children ... with special needs frequently exposes you to a world that many people never get to see ... or never take the time to see. A multi-faceted world.

Every day of my life, I hear stories of children being diagnosed with leukemia, diabetes, moya moya disease, atlantoaxial instability, apraxia and more. I hear stories of children receiving developmental therapies several times per week, having g-tubes placed, being fitted for orthotics and more.

This is my world. This is my reality. And it sucks.

But no matter how routine the stories become, sometimes we are blindsided. We are blindsided when we are more directly affected by something like leukemia.

Chronic myelocytic leukemia (CML), to be exact. Those are ugly words, right there.

My best friend ... McKenna ... has been diagnosed with CML. And I have been rocked to the inner core of my soul. Blindsided, to be exact. McKenna is my soul sister ... we are like two puzzle pieces that make the puzzle complete. Our similarities are quite scary, to be honest. Ha. And that is why I love her so.

Please join me in prayer for McKenna, her husband and her three beautiful children. I am confident that if anyone can conquer CML, it is McKenna. I am prepared to grow old with this girl and ain't no damn cancer cells gonna change that.

Love you Momma. 

12 comments:

  1. Yep - cancer sucks. Praying for McKenna.

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  2. Well,you know my feelings on cancer.Got nothing good to say about it but ... sending prayers McKenna's way,and you too,her sweet friend.You'll both find your way through it.Promise.

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  3. She will come through with flying colors. I just know it. I will keep her and you in my heart and prayers.

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  4. Thank you, Bethany! I have my game face on and my sleeves rolled up! Love you!!!

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  5. I am going to leave a comment on her blog too - but I am so sorry to read this - cancer sucks and i just know she will beat it!!! I read her post about her diagnosis and she sounds VERY POSITIVE which shows how awesome she is!!! thinking of you!!! (and of course McKenna and her family!)

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  6. We are praying right along with you!! We love you McKenna!!

    Love,
    Renee Parker

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  7. Oh my gosh! I can't believe it. Prayers for McKenna!!!

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  8. You are a great friend. McKenna will beat this! We are praying.

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