Tuesday, May 10, 2011


As I sit here I cant help but be thankful. In just 2 days 2 children who's blogs I follow have passed away from Neuroblastoma. I am thankful my little man is doing good. I dont know where I would be without him. He completes our family and completes my heart and my soul! He is brother who is loved upon daily and a son who is cherished daily. He is a grandson who is spoiled and a cousin who is played with. He is a gift from heavenly father and one who I will never take for granted. Back when Konner was diagnosed I knew that before him I took life for granted. I didnt know it before then but after it makes you realize so much. I NEVER thought I would take anything for granted because we have been through so much as a family. 2 deployments to Iraq, 2 miscarriages, 1 loss of a baby (born at 21 wks), The loss of my dad. I just didnt want to take life for granted. Yet I did at times. Konner has brought so much to our family. I try to live everyday knowing that I have an amazing family and we have definitely been through our share of struggles. But in the end we all have each other and we have our faith. I believe that Konner will grow up to be a strong, smart and handsome young man. I know that he will beat this cancer!

Below are some picture from flashes of hope 2 and half weeks after Konner was diagnosed, these were taken in the hospital. They did a great job. Excuse me for not wearing make up. I would just cry it off so there was no point to it.

Flashes of Hope Pictures 
Taken April 22, 2010


  1. You look beautiful. It really takes a special kind of mother to go through this with their child. You are no exception, and I don't even know you. I can only imagine the things people say about you after they have spent time with you. Thank you to your husband for protecting our country, and thank you to you, for helping him do so.I hope you had a wonderful mothers day. - I can't get over those beautiful blue eyes your little Konner has. My Konnor has deep brown eyes, and its by far the feature that stands out in him as well. You just can't help but smile even when they get into something they aren't supposed to.

  2. You have all been truly blessed. And you bless us all every day with your warm heart and spirit that keep us all mindful of the little things that make life complete. Konner is strong and has the will to persevere, and mostly because you have given him strength, through the power of love. You are a beautiful family... each of you has something unique to offer, which keeps your lives full, diverse and wonderful. God Bless You All ♥