The life of a child should be filled with laughter, playgrounds, mismatched shoes, and all the sweet nothings that make up the simplicity of toddlerhood. Yet, some children face a different type of growing up. A lifestyle with tubes, needles, and overnight stays at the hospital. Taleah, a darling little girl was diagnosed with Leukemia at the age of 2 1/2. Her journey is told through her families blog. The mother often asks, how do you explain to a 2 year old that the nurses have to continually poke you with large needles, that you can’t go home after a grooling day at the hospital. The blog posts are heart wrenching. Hearing about a little girl who used to have so much life to her being sick for weeks at a time after bone marrow transplants, chemo treatments (sometimes her mom does her chemo treatments from home! I had no idea that was possible) and so many other things that come along with the trail that she is facing.
This blog makes me appreciate the things in life I take for granted. I cry, I laugh, I rejoice, and I always hope for better things for this beautiful little girl. Here is the link to the blog so you can read the first couple of entries of Taleah’s journey. The mother is a very talented writer who makes you feel as if you are part of the family. Reading posts about Taleahs “good days” and seeing pictures of her smile and laugh will make a gloomy day for anyone better.
Pray for Taleah, pray for all the other families and children who are experiencing this same trial, and always remember to be thankful for what is good in your life.
Click Here to go to Taleah’s blog
“The needle going in . . . Scott told her to smile, so she looked up and held a pose while the needle went in.”