Monday, August 11, 2008


To Our Darling Boy Deqlan,
I am so excited that the next time we wish you, will be for your 2nd Birthday! Hooray!
You continue to inspire us with your courage and absolute love for life, motivate us to be the best parents we can be, capture us with your spirit , envelop us with your love. We are more then blessed to be your parents, we are honored beyond words and we thank Our Lord each and every day that YOU chose US and that He trusted US with YOU!

I cant believe how quickly time has gone, the most precious tiny little baby that was placed in my arms almost two years ago, has grown into the most vibrant, energetic, playful, loving toddler i could ever have been blessed with.

We love watching you blossom into the toddler you are becoming, learning so much from you each moment of the day- we continue to witness the miracles happening in , around and through you and again, feel so blessed and honored!

Always, always know how much we love you , we adore you , you are hero and inspiration, our beautiful soldier, we love you chicken with all our hearts!
all our love
We had a great weekend, really enjoying the warmer weather and already getting into the mood of summer and just wanting to be outside to have braai's and swim and fresh air and especially to watch Mr Deqlan enjoy all the benefits of being outside

This weekend, he discovered the sprinkler Dada had put on to water the very thirsty plants, and you all know what happened next...he started running through them and smiling and taking deep breaths every time the water drops landed on his face and head - he then started running further and further away so he could make his run way longer to get to all the fun! We of course had to cut this all a little short, as its not cut summer yet and don't want any colds to arrive , especially not this week.

We managed to unpack, move things around, and get a little more organised this weekend - got Deqlans play room a little more organised and started on Logans room - boy i cant wait to hear the sound of two kids running around having fun, even fighting, just to have them together again is going to be an absolute gift we have waited for so long.

I have been speaking to some nurses at the clinic, the vaccine help line and our paediatrician to formulate the game plan for Deqlans re vaccinations - now, i just wait the final go ahead from Dr De Jager on the 25th of August - we might, maybe, hoping to - start his vaccines as soon as 26 August - as the vaccine changes in composition after the age of 2 - so we are going to see what we can get done, if Dr De Jager gives us the go ahead, before Deqlan turns 2 in 1 month.
Deqlan LOVED getting into the jacuzzi with Grandpa this afternoon - he is actually still in there and i hear Nanna battling to get him out - this kid is more then a water baby, i think he is actually half dolphin!
Conrad, Megs and Keaton arrive back tonight after a week long holiday in Mauritius - we certainly missed them but hear they have had a fantastic time, cant wait to see the photos and see little keaton in his beach gear!

Happy Birthday Uncle Quintin for the 5th of August we hope you had a fantastic day and wonderful year ahead, with lots of blessings !
Happy Birthday to you Charles for today, we hope you have a great day and great celebrations in store!

Have a great week everyone and please start your prayers for our upcoming tests this Friday, please let the ultrasound of the primary tumor area be totally clear and let the blood and urine tests go smoothly!

Please continue to pray for all of our friends around the world - don't know if you managed to catch the opening ceremony of the Olympics - breathtaking - they apparently spent 43 billion Us Dollars on the games,can you just imagine what we could find if just 1 percent of that, if any of that could be used to find the cure for Neuroblastoma..i don't even think they would've missed that little amount, but to the world of neuroblastoma would've been a huge difference....

God Bless lots of love
Mark, Samm & Deqlan



Nanna and Grandpa said...

To our darling and precious Deqlan,

Happy 23 months today our extraordinary hero !!! What a joy you are in our lives, your smile our tonic, your cute personality, food for the soul and the beautiful physical presence you are, makes us feel so very blessed to call you our grandson !! Grandpa just loves water fun with you in the jacuzzi and cannot wait to take you sailing when the time is right. Nanna is very honoured and privileged to share so many hours each weekday with you, chasing you around, trying to catch you on the run, playing our funny and serious games, swinging on the hammock, bouncing on the balls, watching your favourite TV shows and DVD's - your smiles and reactions are truly priceless. These and all your many other special "little ways and mannerisms" I place very carefully in my "Book of Memory" for eternal safekeeping.We look very forward to a very special celebration in a month's time when you turn 2 YEARS - WHAT A BIG BOY YOU ARE BECOMING. May Jesus always live in your heart, soul and spirit and keep you NED forever and forever ! May God the Father, Jesus our Healing Saviour and the Blessed Holy Spirit be your guide, protector and source of all you spiritually ever want or need. On this day we also salute your extraordinary Mamma and Dadda, who are also so are very proud of you, as we are ! You are SO loved by us all and are a cherished and treasured gift and blessing in our lives. God's richest blessings always. With all our love,
Nanna and Grandpa

Charli Ann said...

Wow, nearing the 2 year mark - what a journey!

so blessed to have met you and to have made this journey with you.

thinking of you...

Caden Paul said...

Wow, Deqlan looks so cute in the water! We'll be praying for tests! Enjoy your new home and have a fantastic week!

Lots of Love
Elriza, Wes & Caden

Lisa Reid said...

Will be in full prayer mode on friday - Deqlan really is a little water baby!!

Ferreira Family said...

Dear Samm, Mark & Brave Deqlan,

I can only imagine how the nerves are really kicking in today.

I have witnessed incredible faith & strength from you as a family and I know that your constant faith will get you through yet another round of testing.

To a very brave little boy, Deqlan.

Good luck for tomorrow, all will go well, becaue you have the Lord on your side. He will fight all your battles like he has done and bring you out on top. You are so brave and I know you will make your mommy & daddy so proud with your bravey tomorrow.

Know you are always in our prayers!

May God hold you all tight for tomorrow and Good Luck! Deqlan will remain NED and continue doing so incredibly well.

Claire, Stephan & Hannah

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