This new year celebration is very bitter-sweet for us. We are saying goodbye to one of the best years of our lives, but we are excited and hopeful for greater things to come!
This past year started off with a certain type of anxiety that was all too familiar to us. The stress of finding out the results of Tristyn’s bone marrow transplant was difficult to bear. We had received bad news so many times before. “Hope for the best, but expect the worst” had become a way of life for us.
We are so grateful to say that from that time until now, life seems to be moving in much more positive direction! We still have our struggles and our ups and downs, like any family, but we are finally able to move forward and try to create the life and the family that we always hoped for! Some of the highlights that we have experienced this year include:
Receiving the news that Tristyn was in remission for the first time in two years.
Celebrating that news with a wonderful trip to Florida.
Taking our daughter to Disney Land for the first time.
Purchasing our first home.
Celebrating Tristyn’s remission with both our families on our first ever trip to Hawaii!
Tristyn got her 1 year scan and it came back clear!
Getting to experience the holiday season with our little girl for the first time without cancer.
We know that we are very blessed and feel extremely fortunate to have had the amazing year we have had. Not many families get to experience and do the things that we were able to do this year. Our hearts go out to any families who may be battling cancer or other tribulations at this time. May 2020 bring better days to come and may you always…
Find Joy in the Journey!
Thank you to everyone who showed us love and support throughout this wonderful year. We could not have done it without you.
Goodbye 2019! Hello 2020! We thank God for how He has blessed us this past year! Thank you for remission, thank you for wonderful memories made, and thank you for providing us with an enduring hope that carries us through every single day.