Wow - what a year 2008 has been one amazing year for our family, one that i can look back on and thank Our Lord for - a year that Deqlan remains NED - on 16 Jan 2009 will be one year since his last bone marrow aspiration which confirmed all clear and declared Deqlan to be officially NED - the past year has been a great one for Deqlan, excellent health, milestones reached, we continue to learn more and more from him each day. Even though we got the news that Deqlan is on the Autism spectrum , we continue to praise God for the extraordinary miracle and gift he has given us - i couldnt imagine a more perfect child, more love i couldnt imagine, it grows each day, Deqlans uniqueness blows me away. I am thankful for every moment of every day - each breath, each sound, each word, each touch, each cuddle , each laugh, each giggle, each pull of my hand, each look into my eyes, each story time, each time Deqlan wraps his arms around my neck, each dance that he does, each time i catch him in the cupboard enjoying some oreo's!
My prayer is that 2009 brings another fantastic year of health for you our beautiful boy and that you continue to grow and get stronger each and every day . That we are lead to the right therapies and treatments and diets to get you through the window . That i can be a better mom and ask for more patience, tolerance and understanding and for you to know that i love you more then anything in this world, you are my absolute everything.
Wishing you all the best new year ahead in 2009 - with enough of everything you may need, love, joy, happiness, understanding, peace, guidance, laughter and health and answered prayers. Thank you for being on this journey with us, please continue to stay and pray for our Deqlan to remain ned - please pray for all his friends around the world fighting neuroblastoma and other cancers - please pray for our friends that our angels in heaven and for their families and friends who will start the new year without them. Please pray for us to find the cure and cause to save more of our children. Thank you for being such loved family and friends, know how loved and appreciated you are- thank you for your prayers, we love and appreciate you all more then you will know!
So its goodbye to 2008 and goodbye for now, from a beautiful view of the sea , from Sophie's beautiful home in Scottburgh - we are thrilled to be by the sea and cant wait to enjoy all of Gods beautiful creations this week ahead at our favorite place , the sea, will send you photos soon of the spectacular view, more spectacular is hearing the voices of our kids, Logs and Deqlan, Keaton and even Malakai is celebrating his first new years with us - what absolute precious gifts, thank You Lord!
God Bless you all, have a safe and very happy New Year, All our love and best wishes for the best new year ever ahead
Mark, Samm, Deqlan and Logan
REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS AND AGAIN I SAY REJOICE