This past week marked a HUGE milestone for our family. It was almost like a new beginning. Our daughter had an MRI to monitor the progress of her medulloblastoma. This particular MRI was 5 years post-treatment. It was clear and her lab work was "perfect". We can officially say she is cancer free.
Her monitoring will continue with a new long-term care team. She will still have yearly check-ups and we will learn how to care for any late term effects her treatment may bring about. For now, she is healthy and happy.
What can I say about our good and gracious Father above? The Lord has been faithful to hold our hands through all of this and I am just so sure of his sustaining power and his unending grace. Eliana is his and his will directs her life.
"From life's first cry to final breath, Jesus commands [her] destiny."
I believe that just as sure as I believe in what I physically see in front of me. He does not have to let me have one more second with my sweet girl, but he has chosen to allow me to watch her growing into such a compassionate and kind lover of life. She is here for me to hug. For me to breathe in. For me to teach to stand in awe of the One who formed and commands every cell of her being.
Eliana has been so brave through so much. I find it
Always with the, "Mommy, I got this stuff in my hand."
And always with the bravest of young men guarding over her.
We are so thankful for the Lord's mercy over this precious one.
Part 1: Discovering Medulloblastoma: The Back Story (Part 1)
Part 2: Discovering Medulloblastoma: Signs of Something Wrong (Part 2)
Part 3: Discovering Medulloblastoma: Our Daughter Has A Brain Tumor (Part 3)
Discovering Medulloblastoma: The Prologue