Saturday, December 24, 2011

We are really in need of prayers again this Christmas!

Hi everyone,

Taylor, our Taylor, is doing fabulous. She is fighting an ear infection, but other than that she is absolutely fabulous.

So why do we need prayers? A lady who we came across while Taylor was in the hospital and fighting for her life, helped Mindy, Landon and Taylor in so many ways. She offered us inspiration and hope. I think hope is one of the biggest things a person needs when fighting an uphill battle. We need to know, or at least think we can make it to the top. Often our hope comes from within, but often when we have been struggling for a long time we may get worn down...thats when we need others to give us back our hope.

I especially like to reflect on Mother Theresa's quote “Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.” We are often faced with many that need something, but where do we start? If you could please take a look at Tammy's blog:

Please help us send out a huge prayer chain for Taylor #2. We need to send them our prayers, hopes and wishes....send them all the strength you can spare as this is a battle!

Love you all, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2012

Taylor's Auntie Leah

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Taylor has had another CLEAR MRI!!


Taylor had her 3 month scan last friday, November 25th. Of course as always the build up of nerves grew, we all don't really talk about it, to afraid what might happen if we should "jinx" her scan or whatever other crazy thing we feel could happen if too much is said....some of you may understand what I'm talking about, some may not, but needless to say its kind of weird and scientific or true logic, just another way to cope. Mindy took her for her Chicken and fries afterwards of course...I wonder though if we may be teaching her a negative thing with "bad things" equalling "eat foods you like, but are not so good for you", but then I think we have worse things to worry about than obesity.LOL Sorry I am a slight tad twisted.

Yes Taylor is a "dippy" girl! It's so crazy getting over how time flies by and how quickly Taylor is growing up. She speaks, she goes on the potty, she can play by herself (not for long, she prefers to socialize.LOL), she eats on her own and grabs stuff from the fridge....She is pretty amazing. Taylor is quick to fit in with others and does not miss a beat. My daughter had her tenth birthday party at home this past saturday. There were 10 crazy little ten year old girls and Taylor was right in the thick of it all, she let all the girl's now in an extreme psyched OMG "we're doing a craft, we're doing a craft" Taylor wiggled into a chair with the girls at the table and began to do her craft (painting a picture frame).LOL Later amidst the gift opening Taylor told Aaryanna all the things she got her "JEANS!" LOL she was just so excited and so sweet you just want to scoop her up and squeeze.

So on Monday Landon began the "phone every 5-minutes" until they give us results routine...LOL They always have been excellent at the University of Alberta Hospital of letting Mindy and Landon know the results. A CLEAR scan was again Taylor's prognosis. Relief, tears and a huge smile on my face when I got the text. It seems so crazy that Taylor has been given this miracle, where the last few year things were so crazy, but I'm not complaining.

So I will add some more pics of Taylor so you can see how much she has grown. She has been doing fantastic. She is extremely bright (yes I know I'm her auntie, but very important and smart doctors have said the same thing.LOL). Taylor apparently after her appointments today at the hospital (for all her routine checks: hearing, speech, etc) was throwing up, so she may have a touch of a flu bug. She has been plagued by lots of colds and sinus infections of late, but then again she is in a day-care/preschool now, which may have added some new fun bacteria.