I am in touch with an old boyfriend's sister on Facebook and as close as I grew to their family as a teenager, I am happy that I am able to get updates from her on how everyone is doing. Yesterday she posted a status that really brightened my day - and I can only imagine how bright the sun was shining in all of their homes back in Illinois...
Her brother's daughter was diagnosed with cancer 5 years ago and went through an extremely tough battle to survive. Her sister was able to donate bone marrow to help her with her survival. So yesterday she posted
Giving thanks to God today as my niece marks 5 years since her bone marrow transplant!
Her day was full of celebration as they had special presentation at the school for the sisters, declared the day as her day, had a spotlight on the evening news, and is in today's paper in her hometown. I can't imagine the joy of each day that passes of knowing their little girl is healthy and has survived this battle.
I have bone marrow donor on my "to do" list and I admit it will take some courage to get it accomplished, but seeing pictures of this little girl from yesterday really gives me the push to follow through with my intentions.
Give your little ones an extra hug today and thank God for their good health.