Sunday, May 3, 2009

It Is Time For Another Blood Draw....... Again



I have been wanting to put this picture on my blog for awhile now and finally it is on. We were given the name of a very talented man that has decided to put on an art exhibit displaying his works of pastel. His theme is children that have either passed away from or are battling with a life threatening illness (he is donating the portraits to the families, WOW). His show will run from the end of December to the Middle of January (I believe). I was completely amazed with his work. We have the portrait hanging in our home until the art exhibit. I love it! Every time I look at it I am reminded of how strong she is, lessons learned, difficulties overcome and the sweet spirit she and her illness has brought to our family. I feel so blessed to have come in contact with such a wonderful human being that has taken his amazing talent and is using it to bless the lives of others. We will be forever grateful to him for allowing us to have such a wonderful keepsake in our home.
This week we we took our little one up to the Children's Hospital again for blood work. We were anxious to see the results of her Tumor Marker. Her count is up from 2.6 to 3.1 but still within normal range. I think that I will be anxious again until the next three weeks pass and we head back up for her scans. I never would have thought that I would actually look forward to her Scans, but I really like knowing what everything looks like with an actual visual picture rather than a number from her blood draws.

5 comments:

Doug and Carol Ann said...

This is such a precious picture, and created by such a wonderful artist. We love our little sweetheart, and know you all must be enjoying her spunky good health. We too are anxious for her ongoing testing, and continue to pray for the very best. Love you all.

Emily said...

I love the picture. He did a great job. Can't mess up with such a cute model though. Good luck with the ongoing testing. We keep praying for the best.

Amy Marble said...

What an amazing picture! That's really great what this artist is doing. I can't imagine the amount of time that goes into each one.

Natalie Bagley said...

I love the picture!! Your family is in our daily thoughts and prayers.

Jennifer and Jason Young said...

You have the most beautiful children. Thank you for sharing that special picture.