Monday, June 4, 2012

Today is a day to be thankful

5 years ago today was a day where my world came crashing down with the words "The doctors say Bianca has leukemia".  That moment is vividly clear in my mind.  I remember standing in the corridor just outside Bianca's hospital room (room 3 it was) and I remember holding Caitlyn in my arms and staring at the wall as I desperately wished I would not cry as the tears streamed down my face.  I remember having to put on the biggest show when I finally composed myself enough to walk into Bianca's room.  I remember it as if it was just yesterday.  It was on that day that the words "yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away, now it looks as though they're here to stay..." from the Beatles' Yesterday echoed through my mind.

But today, 5 years after that day I can honestly say that today is a day to be thankful.  A day where we celebrate how far we've come.  A day where we stand back and admire Bianca for the amazing little girl she is who bravely went into battle (a battle for her life) and showed us all that it is possible to live life regardless of the challenges she had to face.  She taught us to live for now.  It is also a day that we admire Caitlyn who came along when we needed her the most.  Who kept things normal.  Who simply slotted in and kept us focused.

I hope that one day my girls will look back and realise that nothing is impossible.  That you can achieve anything.  That you can live life despite facing challenges.  

I know I've shared this clip before, but especially for today I would like to share it here again.  It recognises the journey and more importantly celebrating how far we've come.  Thank you again Paul for the amazing music you put to my words. 


8 comments:

Sarah said...

Little sisters, more important than they realise :)

and it's so good to see her doing so well :)

xx

Paul said...

You've been through alot, Lea! It is wonderful to see Bianca so vibrant and healthy. It was a pleasure to be able to put your poem to music. You did a great job using the photos to match the lyrics!

Don't unplug your hub. said...

I didn't watch this before Lea. Now the tears prick my eyes. Look at her now though. What a beauty!

blackhuff said...

I'm so happy that you all can celebrate this day, together. God was good for you all and I'm happy :)

Lien - all new adventures said...

Not only is B a brave little girl but her mummy is also a brave woman who continues to fight the fight.

Ellie said...

It is very cruel to see children suffering from this horrible disease.
Biance is a very resilient girl and becoming a right wee beauty. You must be very proud :))

cat said...

SO glad you have all came through this proud and strong. She is an amazing little girl and you are an amazing mom.

Sue said...

Thank God. Look at her today. Love Sue