Today is a special day for our family.
One year ago today, our daughter Jaymi (6 at the time) went into emergency brain surgery to remove a tumour that she was diagnosed with, two days earlier.
One year ago today, we were dangerously close to losing our little girl.
One year ago today, the wonderful doctors at BC Children's Hospital saved her life.
One year ago today, she got through surgery, with most of her tumour gone, and began her recovery.
One year ago today, she began a year of hard work, physio-therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, counselling, along with frustration, anger, sadness, etc..
We decided to celebrate Jaymi's 1-year anniversary.
We think of it as a second life for her. ;)
We got an ice cream cake (her idea),
and Mark had some flowers delivered to her, at home. :)
We let her choose dinner tonight (she chose Annie's shells - pasta).
We discussed a few memories of last June, talked about how proud we are of her hard work during her recovery, and discussed how thankful we all are for the wonderful people who helped her, and us, through it all, especially how God watched over her.
We talked about how there was a purpose for her recovering, and that she will figure out one day, what that purpose was, and what she is meant to do with this experience.
I can't believe that a year has gone by.
She is so strong, and has done so well, and I am so glad that she is here with us, and happy and healthy.