Monday, December 14, 2009

The Gift

My little sister was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma almost 6 years ago. She had two rounds of chemotherapy and two rounds of radiation treatment followed with a stem cell transplant. One of the side effects was she would never be able to have children. It is such a horrible feeling to see someone you love so much go through such hard times and there is nothing you can do. There were several gifts given to my little sister when she was sick. The gift of a wig, when she lost her hair. The gift of a friend flying her to Wisconsin in his airplane, when she was not well enough to travel. The gift of generosity when her medical bills were paid for. The gift of selflessness with many hours spent next to her bedside when she was in the hospital. The list goes on and on. And now years later another gift from an truly amazing person miles and miles away, the gift of life.

I got to meet the birth mom when I was in Utah. Tears filled my eyes when I embraced her for the first time. Such an amazing person. Thank you, thank you for giving my little sister the greatest gift.

9 comments:

THE BANGARTS said...

So beautiful. That picture is gorgeous.

Bearden Family said...

That just made me cry! What a great picture...

Jamie said...

First you tell me to make sure I put my make-up on every morning, and then you post something like that and make me cry it all off! What a sweet post. Love your guts!

Mike and Amie said...

The world is beautiful. And God is so good. I felt all of that as I looked at Jamie's family and read your post. Thank you. And may God bless and strengthen all birth mother's everywhere.

DeGrey Family said...

That picture is amazing. Great Post. It brought tears to my eyes. You guys have a great family. This is Sean DeGrey's wife Monica by the way. Hope you don't mind that I peak on your blog.

Janee said...

I'm crying...beautiful :)

Marci said...

I am so excited for Jamie! She is such a neat person and I know she'll be an amazing mother! I love the pics to take. They are so beautiful!

Teryn said...

so sweet. What a cute pic

Heidi Louise said...

Brit you are an amazing photographer and sister. So happy for your baby sis!