I cannot get this dear little girl out of my mind because I just think about how she's been through all of this ALONE. Every exam. Every blood draw. Every treatment. Losing her eye. All with out a mother or father to hold her hand, comfort her, tell her that everything will be ok and that she must be brave. I can only hope she had someone who cared enough to go through this with her in some capacity. I really wish I could travel across the world and be there for her.....
Meet Tabitha- Dainty Warrior of China!
I say a little prayer for Tabitha daily and keep her in my heart everytime I've taken Ania in for a blood draw and witness my girl be oh so brave. I will certainly keep Tabitha in my thoughts as Ania undergoes her 3rd round of chemotherapy on next week (Dec. 30th).
I also showed Ania her photograph last week. Immediately, Ania noticed her missing eye. She asked me her name and why her eye looked like that and I told her she was a little girl the same age as her and her eye happened to be broken like hers. She did not seem phased by my answer and said "Doctors need to fix her eye like mine." The next day, I noticed her drawing a picture of a person and asked her who she was drawing. She simply replied, " the little baby with the broken eye." Tabitha had quite an impact on Ania too! She drew Tabitha's brown eyes and one even appears to be smaller or "broken"! Again, I am in complete awe of my daughter's empathy and perceptiveness!
"The little baby with the broken eye"
Ania finished her picture of Tabitha with decorative stickers showing her dressed up fancy :)
I share Tabitha's story with you because so many of you have prayed for us and sent us good thoughts and it has had such an impact on our strength and Ania's treatment. It has allowed us not feel so alone in this battle. I share Tabitha's story in hopes that maybe she will be granted the same kindness. And maybe, just maybe someone somewhere will make room for her in his/her heart and possibly life. If little Tabitha or Ania have impacted your life, feel free to share this story. I am so very hopeful that Tabitha will have people in her life to call family soon. Please contact me if you or someone you know might be interested in providing that for her.
God Bless and Merry Christmas,