Sunday, December 8, 2013

Moments of Lightness Thanks to my Little Man

Today I put aside all the worry, anger, fear, and sadness felt in the last few weeks to celebrate our son Kellen. Tomorrow is his first birthday. Today we had his birthday party with friends and family. He has been such a shining light throughout this whole cancer experience and of course in the last year. Watching him grow and explore his world gives me such hope and a sense of peace. No matter what is going on around us, he is such a very bright and special little person whose existence gives me the desire to be the best mom I can be for him. Each little moment he does something that makes me smile, is a gift. I am greatful for the moments of lightness I feel thanks to my little man.

Newborn Kellen

Enjoy some highlights from our Nutcracker themed 1st birthday party today:

The sweets table

The big ONE cupcake

Sugar Plum Fairy Ania reaches for a sweet :)

Helping little bro with his cake!

Such a big boy!

Presents with Daddy

Post Party Pooped

Happy Birthday Little Man. Mommy, Daddy, & Ania love you so very much!

God Bless,



  1. He is a precious little guy! I am so glad that you had such a wonderful celebration with him. When in crisis mode, we parents can be so consumed with the issue we are fighting that we forget to celebrate other events in our lives, and life for the whole family is almost placed on hold until the battle is won. (Voice of experience, here.) Good job!
    Although we've never met, I continue to pray for your strength, and the healing of your Ania. (Who, by the way, looked very cute for her brother's party.) Thank you for sharing your story with us.

    1. Thank you so much Tina for the kind words :)