Saturday, February 2, 2013

Cherish Each Moment

We just received news that our sweet granddaughter has possible cancerous growths on her thyroid. I was devastated by the news. I love her so very much. I’ve been thinking back on the fun times we’ve had together and will have together:

She and her cousin took my phone and giggled nonstop in the back seat of the car as we returned home from a trip. The next day I found 75 pictures in my photographs of their eyeballs, toenails, and noses. What fun!
I love to listen to her recital piece on the piano at 5:30 in the morning before a busy day at an early morning study group and school.

Every summer we hike the Idaho mountains and swim in the icy cold waters of a hidden lake.
She loves to cook and can take over in the kitchen in a flash.
Just after her doctor visit when she found out about the possible cancer, she had a swim meet. Determined not to let the bad news get the best of her, she swam her heart out and cut two seconds of her 100 fly.

I cherish the moments with her. Our prayers are with her through this trial. I wish she didn’t have to go through it. I know she’ll be alright. The cure rate is high. But this incident has caused me to remember the gratitude I feel for her love and her life. 


  1. sending well wishes to your granddaughter...
    seems these kind of scares in life make us count our blessings and that is definitely a good thing!

  2. Sending prayers for your granddaughter. The cure rate is high for thyroid cancer. It is still hard to go through this kind of experience. You do have some wonderful memories and I know you will make many more.
    Prayers, blessings and hugs to you all!