There was a time when I felt weak. It was like any other normal day at my house, Calli was her happy little self, I put her down for a nap and when I woke her up my life was completely different. In just a few short hours her face, arms, legs and tummy had started to swell and over the next couple days we found out our little girl was not as healthy as we had hoped. The next few years we struggled, Calli felt awful. I struggled. We prayed a lot. I doubted my strength, I used my family and friends to carry me. I learned just how strong one tiny little body can be even though it’s too weak and frail to play in the sand. In a very short time we taught our almost-3- year old to take 11 pills with breakfast, we put every ounce of hope in our doctors and our nurse in Seattle was my one calming force telling me “everything is going to be okay.”
Through all of this I learned being a mom was so much harder than I had ever imagined BUT I found out I, yes me (the one constantly doubting herself) was chosen to be a mom to a very special little girl who had some very special needs that God knew I could take care of.
There were many times I called my mom crying when Calli’s kidneys would suddenly stop working and she held me together, times my friends made my day by stopping by and telling me they were praying for us and how important our little girl was to them, there was a flood of people who shared their love with us and our daughter, cards, flowers, balloons, meals, text messages, hugs…… and it meant the world to Brian and I. Days when I dosed our little girl up on chemotherapy then drove her to the hospital for labs seemed to be the worst. Hearing her say “the pokers don’t love me momma” was only calmed by the love I felt from our family and friends constantly helping us through. Every night with her sweet voice Calli would pray “please make my body as healthy as the day I was born” which was all Brian and I could have ever ask for. I am hear to say thank you to so many friends and family, our prayers were answered and the support we received was undeniably the most comforting thing we could have asked for over this medical roller coaster. Now I am asking for your help and your prayers.
I was introduced to a family who has started their own medical journey to health with their beautiful daughter Clara. Clara was born with a little bump which turned into be a great big deal. Now miss Clara has started her Chemotherapy to heal her body and isn’t feeling well at all. I am hoping you will join me in praying for her and her family who are in Denver now for her treatment. It will be a long journey but I am praying they will feel the love and compassion we did with Calli and Clara’s body will heal with God’s healing love. Please keep Clara in your thoughts and prayers. If you would like to leave a comment or send her family an email letting them know your support you can comment below or send an email them to me at email@example.com and I will compile them into one and send them all their way.