Sunday, January 8, 2012


In August of 2009, my almost 2 year old granddaughter, Taylor, was diagnosed with ALL Leukemia.  It was a terrifying and shocking episode in our lives.  I've written a couple of blogs about Tay-Bug, but thought I would share a short photo blog about her and her progress.  We have been extremely blessed over the past year in many ways.  This Christmas/New Years was the first visit to the Little Shack that Taylor has been able to make since she got sick.  Her lack of an immune system has kept her from being able to be anywhere that she could possibly come in contact with any kind of germs or viruses that could cause her to be sick.  Last Christmas, my daughter and her husband didn't know where they would be spending the holiday, and there was a chance it would be in the hospital.  As it turned out, they were able to go home for a few days and spend Christmas in semi-normal way.
Taylor, sledding at the Little Shack, Jan. 2012
At Aunty Jordan's bridal shower, Aug. 2011

Swimming pool with Uncle Zac, January 2012

Christmas 2011

For the past week, I have watched Taylor as she has been playing with her Uncle Zac and Aunty Alley, rolling around in the snow outside, chasing the cats, visiting the horses and chickens with me...and I am so thankful for her and the amazing gift she is.  It is hard to believe that just over a year ago, she was undergoing chemo, taking all kinds of drugs, and was a very sick little girl.  While she is still being treated, she is now in her maintenance stage and only has to go to Vancouver for treatment once a month, and takes her chemo by pill.  Her hair has grown back, very cute and curly, she is full of fun and smiles, and also has a stubborn streak!  She is such a joy.  I am so proud of her, and of my daughter, Morgan and her awesome husband, Ryan.  It has been an incredibly hard and busy year for them, but they have grown and matured through the process.

Taylor, in BC Children's Hospital, August 2009
September 2009

September 2009, just after being released from BC Children's Hospital.

Our Reflection Photo Challenge


  1. I'm so glad you all were able to have such a lovely Christmas together this year. I will hope and pray for continued good health!

  2. What a beautiful and strong little girls! Prayers for her and your family.



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