Friday, December 12, 2014

A Baby Story...

Today Kit turned 2.

More than any of my kids, Kit thinks HE runs the place.

He does everything the other boys do...everything.

He wants to be right there in the middle of it all
& if he's not in a picture I take's probably because I cropped him out.

He is full of life & curiosity,
he wants to know how everything works.

He knows how to get his I actually found him following Rocco around with the toaster because he was yes...Rocco made him toast.

Now there is something most of you don't know about Kit's story.  When he was about 6 months old, a routine doctor visit showed something wrong with his blood work.  We were sent to the Children's hospital that very same day.  That night after a battery of test, Kelly and I were told by the doctor that Kit had cancer.  Then she curtly told us we needed to wait in this little room for the Oncologist & the Hematologist to come down to speak with us & figure out his treatment plan.  For the next hour & a half we prayed, we cried, we planned how to make the other kids feel loved, and I held him tighter than I ever have before in my life.  I finally asked Kelly to call my mom & tell her.  He did.  She phoned my sisters for me to tell them the news.

After that hour & a half the same doctor came back into the room and told us it looked like he didn't have cancer & we could go home.  No apology & left the room.  I cried even harder than before...this time sobbing tears of joy.  Hurried phone calls to correct what we told everyone were met with lots of crying and "Praise God!!!!" 

That dark night, darker than any other, turned out to be a gift.  Not a day goes by when I don't thank the Lord that Kit is cancer free.  I just look to heaven & say "Thank you!!!" 

So if my Instagram feed is flooded with pictures of my baby boy,

 it's cause when I look at him my heart ooooozes
with love & joy.

He's just such a big part of us.

So, today I could hardly wait to throw up the party decorations...

To celebrate my baby turning 2.

Cause ooooo baby Kit I do love you!

(It took a few weeks, and a great doctor to realize Kit has neutropenia.  His body kills off the white blood cells that fight bacteria.  We just protect him a little more & take him in if he is starting to get sick.  The doctors are optimistic that he will grow out of it :)


Amanda said...

What a blessing and joy that he is 2! Happy Birthday Kit! Party away today mama! Revel in the blessings the Lord has done for you!

Amanda said...

What a blessing and joy that he is 2! Happy Birthday Kit! Party away today mama! Revel in the blessings the Lord has done for you!

Martina said...

Oh Libbie - this post is like a helter skelter of pain and joy. Thank God Kit is healthy and fine! He looks so incredibly vital and fun loving - i'm sure heääll learn to fight eveything - including bacteria!
Happy Birthday to your sweetie and cheers to you, proving onec again, you're the best momma EVER!

Little Penpen said...

Happy Birthday Precious Kit! I love the pic of him carrying the toaster around. God is so good!

Trisha said...

Happy Birthday sweet Kit! No parent should ever have to go through something like that but thank goodness you had the outcome you did. I hope you all enjoy this holiday season together. Hugs!


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh my, this gave me goosebumps. Unfortunately, doctors make mistakes all the time. Thankfully you found out right away and didn't have to agonize. That boy is just too cute! I can't believe he is 2 already. Hilarious with the toaster. He's the baby but he ain't letting nobody get one over on him. :) Bless him! Best wishes, Tammy

It's me said...

Congratulations with kit ...owww he is such a sweet boy....glad you are back again...! from me Ria...x!

-stephanie- said...

Happy 2 to Kit! What a doll!
Praise God for His miracles and blessings!

Laughing @ him and the toaster. :-D

Shelby Beach said...

I hope you printed this super sweet story out for kit as a keep sake! His momma loves him soo much! Happy birthday Kit;0) I am so thankful Kit is thriving and cancer free! God is good!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Here I am with my tears of joy, what a blessing your received. So sorry you had to live through that but so very thankful for the outcome. Happy 2nd Birthday to Kit! ((HUGS))

Dee said...

Happy belated birthday Kit! Oh I loved all of the pictures. He is such a beautiful blessing. I loved reading this post and how such terrible news was turned completely around. Blessings to you... :)

Laura Franken Sudderth said...

ALL of your children are so adorable. I cannot believe he is already 2! I have been reading your blog for a while now. Blessings to your beautiful family.

Gloria said...

So darn cute! Love that mischievous smile. That smile runs a little bit in our family as well! ;) They belong to the ones who have run the show at home too. lol Happy 2nd birthday to your little guy!!! God is SO GOOD to bless us with our kiddos (and grandkiddos too)!!!

Wishing you and yours a blessed, and happy Christmas!

hugs, Gloria

marie said...

Happy birthday Kit! He is such a doll...I love the red, white and blue group shot, and that last one of Kit made me laugh out load!

Thanks for sharing Kit's story...what an awesome day that ended up being!!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Libbie, I don't know which picture I like best on here. They are all precious. The one with your boy with the sidewalk chalk was one that got me. Happy Birthday to your little one. When I saw these pictures of your kids, it made me smile. I wish you and your family the merriest of Christmases.


Red Rose Alley said...

Libbie, I am also so sorry to hear what you had to go through. What an awful night that must have been for you. You are so blessed with beautiful children.