a prouder dad there couldnt be!
Deqlans NED breakfast of NED chocolate cupcakes
Conrad and Deqlan enjoying playing rough!
OUR FAMILY OF NED F.R.O.G'S FULLY RELIANT ON GOD
OUR BEAUTIFUL NED SOLDIER
ME AND SMILEY BOY! HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY KEATON BEATON!
OUR BLESSINGS FROM GOD WEARING GREEN AS IS THE TRADITION, THE COLOUR OF HEALING AND HOPE AND NEW STARTS
THE PROUDEST MOM AND DAD HOLDING 1 YEAR OLD KEATON!
WHATS ON YOUR HEAD NANNA?
THE NED CAKE CONRAD AND MEGGIE MADE FOR DEQLAN - LOOK AT THE CARS, DEQLAN TOUCHED EACH ONE AND SAID CAR!!! HE HASNT SAID CAR FOR WEEKS! WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY!
DEQLANS NED CANDLE, NANNA SAYS EACH YEAR WE ARE GOING TO MARK THE YEARS OFF AND COUNT UP TO 100 YEARS OF BEING NED!
THANKS SO MUCH MEGGIE CONRAD AND KEATON FOR DEQLANS NED CAKE WHICH DEQLAN LOVES!
Our Darling Deqlan
TODAY 16 JAN 2009 MARKS 1 YEAR THAT YOU HAVE HAD NO EVIDENCE OF DISEASE! It is a day that i will forever more gone down on my knees for and thank Our Lord for the healing and miracles He has performed in you. It will always be one of the most special days for our family as you celebrate it together with Keatons 1st Birthday today. I sit looking at the two of you eating your cake and playing together with your trains and running ( keaton trying to run after you) after Nanna pulling her famous spinners, and i am forced to take a huge breath and so thank you God for the most spectacular day, the most amazing gifts you have given us in the form of you our beautiful Deqlan and Keaton our gorgeous smiley boy.
I remember getting a phone call from Meggie round 230 am on 16 Jan 2008 saying,' just relax Sam nothing is wrong, but my placenta has ruptured and you are going to be an aunty today' WHAT!!! I MUST BE DREAMING, Meggie wasnt due for another month - wow this was going to be a massive day , as we were so anxiously awaiting your bone marrow aspiration results. Ok , I thought, this is the way that God wants this day to go and day we will never ever forget. It will be engraved in my memory always. I remember Dr Jacobs calling me and saying THE BONE MARROW IS CLEAR CLEAR CLEAR! I burst out crying and fell to my knees in front of our crucifix at home and just said THANK YOU LORD, THANK YOU LORD, THANK YOU LORD over and over again - this was the final test to confirm that you had NO EVIDENCE OF DISEASE.
The past year has been one of absolute thanks to Our Lord for all He has done for you and for us :
I continue to ask You Lord, to have mercy on Deqlan and on us. Please continue to keep him totally and permanently free from cancer forever and ever and ever. Please bless . protect, heal, keep clear EVERY SINGLE BLOOD CELL, EVERY SINGLE ARTERY , EVRY SINGLE MUSCLE AND ORGAN, EVERY BONE & BONE MARROW, EVERY INCH OF SKIN AND HAIR ON YOUR BODY. We know it is Your Will Dear Lord and we pray that Your Will is to keep Our Deqlan NED Forever and EVER AND EVER and for us as his parents, family and friends to have the honor and privilige and gift of watching him grow up, learn how to talk, going to school, going to church, having children and grandchildren of his own one day! We ask for Your Holy Spirit to continue flowing through every part of Deqlans body keeping him healthy and strong and protected from all harm. We give You all the thanks and glory and praise Dear Lord FOR YOU HAVE HEALED DEQLAN AND BY YOUR SONS STRIPES HE HAS BEEN HEALED. Thank you for a year of fantastic health, thank you for a year of lessons, thank you for the year of direction and lighting our paths and giving us the shoes to continue walking this journey. Thank you for evrey single person who still follows Deqlans journey of healing , who still pray for him and for our family and all the other people we request prayers for. We ask that You please heal and guide our friends and their families that are fighting cancer and please heal them to. Please continue hearing our prayers and answering them . Please continue giving us the shoes for this journey, please continue healing Deqlan and help us to pull him through the window and off the autism spectrum. Please let us celebrate Deqlan being NED for another 100 years and may he share Your light and love and miracles of healing with all those people in his life - all the glory, thanks, honor and love is Yours Dear Lord!
My heart breaks every time i see a new post with a new angels name, my heart breaks every time i read about how our friends continue to battle against this beast - my heart breaks to know that we could be doing more about this - please please please support anyway you know how or can WE HAVE TO FIND THE CURE
Deqlan, we are so incredibly proud of you - you are the light and love of our lives, you are the reason we will leave no stone unturned to do whatever it takes to make sure you are looked after the best way we know how. You are so unique, we are so blessed that you are our son and we couldnt love you more. You continue to be so brave and so courageous - you continue to live life to its fullest each day and I continue to learn so much from you! Never ever loose your fighting spirit, never ever loose your lust for life, never loose your uniqueness, stay the most beautiful loving gift you are , WE LOVE WITH ALL OUR HEARTS, SOULS, MINDS, YOU ARE OUR EVERYTHING AND WE THANK GOD EACH DAY FOR YOU OURU BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL SOLDIER, DEQLAN ROSS HIGGINS
Heres to another year of being NED and to the next 100 years after that! Heres to the cure for neuroblastoma and all cancers, heres to be survivors and heres to all our friends around the world and to the angels in Your loving arms Lord that will never be forgotten and to their families who we continue to pray for each day.
We love you beautiful Deqlan, congratulations on being 1 year NO EVIDENCE OF DISEASE!
Thank you Lord, we love you beautiful boy
Mama and Dad & Logan
REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS AND AGAIN I SAY REJOICE!