Wednesday, June 23, 2010

May 27, 2010 = 1 year remission!

I've been meaning to do this post for nearly a month now. Life is just busy, you all know how it goes!

On May 27th of this year, a new anniversary was celebrated. 1 year in remission. I love that word. 
REMISSION! 
Little Miss Bree is still clean. 


We celebrated her day by going to the hospital and taking donuts to the patients and nurses in the Oncology unit. It's something we want to do every year. I think it'll be good for Bree to do this even when she's older so she can appreciate what she went through and remember that she is strong. I'll always want her to remember that she beat cancer!

As I reflect on this past year, my heart truly fills with gratitude. I'm so grateful to be able to have this little girl in our family. She really brings joy into our lives. I love her strong personality. She is sweet as can be one moment and then is a little rascal the next. She's a fireball and I love it. Over the past year, she's learned to walk, talk, eat normally (she basically skipped the baby food stage), and even now she's wanting to be potty trained. I'd say that's pretty good catch-up! 

She still adores baby dolls. She's a little Mommy to all of them. She's always taking care of them, taking them for a walk in her stroller or feeding them a bottle. So cute! She is a good little sister and can hold her own with her 2 big brothers. She's a Daddy's girl and has Daddy wrapped around her finger. She loves to do things with Mommy and especially loves to help me get ready. She'll pick out necklaces and bracelets for me and her to wear everyday. She's a girly girl yet she's tough....a perfect balance!

We love you little Breezy. We are so proud of you and have loved living "the normal life" with you this past year! For those that keep up with her progress, she'll be having an MRI & MIBG scan next month. I'll post results as soon as we know. 

Happy Anniversary sweet girl!



18 comments:

Kelly said...

Yeah!! That is the best news!!! She is such a smart girl!! Very Brave little girl!! We love you! Thx for your sweet comments you left on my blog!

Kathryn said...

Yeah Bree! We can sort of relate - but I feel bad that I don't know the exact date of our remission. Hmmm.... bad wife! Kinda funny that we get to add new anniversaries to our lives. I thought once we were married there would be no more anniversaries to add. Good that you have something else to celebrate! :)

Amy Lemmermann said...

YEAH!!! I am so happy for you guys!!! What a miricle!!!

Castle Family said...

What an amazing little girl!! Such an awesome milestome!

brownymama said...

Woohoo for Breezy! I love your new tradition of taking donuts to the nurses and patients. I bet they love the little ray of sunshine too! And I love your little girl... and your little boys... and you... oh yeah.. my brother too. (: Can't wait to see you next week. Give me a call so we can figure everything out.

Steph said...

:) Love that sweet girl. I'm so happy for you guys!

Kathleen said...

What an important date in your family. How special for Bree to have two big celebrations every year, one in March and this one in May. Like everyone else wrote time and time again during the treatments, we admire your faith, your hope, your perseverance, your love...so many admirable qualities. And to that list we could all say unequivocally that your gratitude for this miracle is just as inspiring as the miracle of Bree's life.

The Driggs said...

I love that you are starting that tradition of taking Bree to the hospital Oncology unit. Not only will it be good for her to appreciate her battle that she won, but I'm sure it will be so good to the patients and bring them hope to see her. It's so good to hear that she is developing well and even wanting to be potty trained! You're an excellent mom Kari!

the bates motel said...

BEST NEWS! she is such a doll we love this little girly!

Andréa Morrow said...

Happy 1 year to Bree..she's an angel :)

Jared and Allyson said...

That's so AWESOME! We can't wait to see you guys next month. It will be fun to watch Jessa try to keep up and interact with the kids this time. Maybe Bree can teach her how to play with dolls! :)

Jessica said...

Kari,

This post truly makes me want to jump up and down for you guys! I'm just so blessed to have been someone who followed your family's story during your difficult times. You are ALL strong and you ALL need to remind yourselves that you beat cancer together! Little Miss Breezy had the best support system a girl could have asked for!

Celebrate, celebrate, celebrate!

Nicole said...

Yay for Breezy!!!

I came across your blog from Summer Drigg's digital scrapbooking blog. What a sweet family you have, thanks for sharing with us.

Nicole

Now we're the Smith's said...

yEa!!!!

She is getting to be such a BiG girl! Thanks for updating! Love that she is doing so well and you are all so good too.

check in again soon
Emily
(your fav. aide now Nurse @ Banner)

Alisa Larson said...

We love you Bree!!!!

The Reed Family said...

So happy that she's continued to kick that cancer's trash!!! But truly, we are so grateful to Heavenly Father. I know He'll continue to bless her because of your faith. Your gratitude and her strength continue to inspire us. She is in our prayers always, but especially today!!! We love you all!

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Wendi and Eric said...

Go Bree! We are always cheering you on sweet girl. Hugs and kisses from Eric, Wendi, Connor and Pearce.