My apologies, Hazel supporters, for being MIA this last month, however I think it has been for good reasons! First, Hazel has been feeling so unbelievably well, that we spent much of the last half of June reconnecting as a family and making sure we all spent some quality time together before the new baby was to make his or her arrival. We have been in constant states of readjusting for the last year-and-a-half, and we know that that phase of our life is not quite over, so we wanted to take the opportunity, before having to readjust once again, to make up for the lost time we have had together as a family. We've spent many hours playing dress-up, going to the pool, seeing movies at the theater, playing outside, picnicking, and much more. We celebrated an anniversary, Independence Day, and Aaron's Emmy Nomination (which allowed for a VERY nice evening out!), and completion of Hazel's daily injections! It has been an absolutely glorious time!
Then on July 10th at 6:37pm, we welcomed our fifth child, Zoey Sophia to our family! God has used her arrival in such a tremendous way and has brought such life to our family and those around us and we are so thankful He blessed us with this surprise!
Now this week, we humbly come before all of you once again and ask for your support and prayers. Hazel will be having her end of treatment tests. She will have her scans on Wednesday and her bone marrow biopsy on Friday. Because we have been so busy, these tests have been in the back of my mind and just snuck up on me. Now that they are here, I am in a bit of a panic. I trust that our loving God has her in the palm of His hands, and whatever happens, He will continue to be faithful in carrying our family through. But if I am being completely honest, I am petrified at the possibility of this cancer coming back. I desperately want my daughter to have clear scans, for now and for the rest of her life and I pray and I pray and I pray that this is His will! We should know the results sometime this week or next and I will let you all know right away!