Today, marks 6 months ago that Deqlan was declared to be NED -PRAISE OUR HEALING LORD! I remember getting ready to go the hospital to see Meggie and Keaton, and getting the call from Dr Jacobs - i hung onto her every word - THE BONE MARROW IS CLEAR - i immediately fell to my knees and sobbed and sobbed and then continued to say thank You thank You thank You Dear Lord - Deqlan was having his morning nap so all i could do was lie next to him and just hold him and kiss him and tell him that he had won the fight he had fought the battle of nb and those walls came tumbling down! What a day of celebration ! Dear Lord, please continue to keep our Deqlan NED always - please continue to work your miracles through him , in him , around him - Let our Deqlan continue to grow stronger and healthier each day and let us continue to look forward and be Blessed with all the things you have planned for our soldier whom we love with all our hearts and souls, a love that is endless and has no boundaries, no conditions - and love that teaches us to treasure each moment of every day - you are our hero Deqlan Ross and we are honored to be your parents, we love you beyond words! You have an entire army fighting this with you and i know they love you just as much as we do- please keep fighting army , please keep praying for our beautiful Deqlan
That brings us to our second celebration today:
HAPPY 6 MONTHS BIRTHDAY KEATON! Wow a whole half year since you arrived into this world. I remember it like yesterday...we were awoken with a phone call by your mommy at 2am on the 16th of January saying that i would become an aunty today and i remember, having to sit up and shake my head around a bit to make sure i wasnt dreaming, as you where not due for another month! Your mommy told me to go back to sleep and she would call me once the doctor has decided on the time you would be arriving - WHAT - GO BACK TO SLEEP? There was way to much excitement for that ! I couldnt wait to get to the hospital that morning to see your mom and dad and to touch your mommys tummy for the last time before you took your first breath of air. Nanna and I waited outside the delivery rooms anxiously awaiting news that your mommy and you were ok - we were overjoyed to see the paediatrician walk past us and so excited to hear you had arrived safely and where ok. We were overjoyed to see your Daddy walk towards us to tell us that you were to beautiful and had lots of hair and he even showed us a photo of you - Nanna and I were in tears of joy and excitement - we couldnt wait to meet you - when we eventually got to get our first glimpse of you and your mommy, you looked so tiny , but so beautiful and we just wanted to hold you in our arms .The nurse decided though that you need a little help breathing and off to the icu you went . We had to wait a whole ten days before officially being able to see you properly and to hold you for the first time!
We have watched you grow and blossom into the most beautiful , smiley boy - you are such a joy Keaton and bring so much happiness and love to all those around you- you are loved more then you will know , you are another gift and blessing to this family. Its amazing how much you and Deqlan have in common already - you share such a special day 16 Jan 2008 - your birth and Deqlans day he reached NED . Another special day was the day your mommy told us she was expecting a miracle, YOU - it was the same day Deqlan had to have emergency surgery to repair a blockage in his intestines. I know you are going to be the best of friends - know that even when Deqlan wants to poke your eye or strokes your face a little hard, its all his signs of love for you little Keaton - congrats on your half birthday and always know how much we love you
WE ARE BLESSED BEYOND DESCRIPTION, THANK YOU LORD FOR OUR BEAUTIFUL BOYS
p.s - our friend Ruan, fighting leukimia recieved great news yesterday - his bone marrow is now clear so they can start to set up the stem cell transplant , please keep him in your prayers - what a fantastic 2nd birthday present for him which is tommorow!