September 1, 2011

Day 0: New Life Begins

Today is officially Day +1 but I had to share this picture from last night.

On Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 9:57pm, Kate's new cells reached her body.  Emotional doesn't even begin to describe the moment. 


There are no words to describe the feelings of witnessing your child receive a second chance at life.  I will never forget the moment the news cells flowed down the line and entered her precious body.

I have so many more pictures to share - it was a night filled with memories I will never forget - Alex reading Kate books, cuddling our girl, and soaking up the miracle we were witnessing. 

Praise God for Kate's donor and for giving us this chance!



32 comments:

Beckie said...

Bawling my eyes out right now.. Could not be happier for you all!

Courtney B said...

This is truly amazing! Our family is overjoyed for yours!

Lindsey said...

Congratulations! Best wishes for Kate and mommy & daddy as she begins this incredible new journey!

Amanda said...

So beautiful. We will keep praying for all of you as Kate continues with recovery.

KJJ Houston said...

Im so glad you were blessed!

Kara5109 said...

I am so happy for you guys!!!

Flutterby918 said...

Tears filled my eyes reading that and seeing that amazing pic. God is truly holding your Kate in His loving hands. :)

Jeremy, Censie and Jude said...

*tears*
Prayers and love sent your way. Thank GOD for the beauty you all witnessed last night!

Anonymous said...

I have been following your blog since I found out about Kate but for some reason this is the first time I have commented. You are an amazing mother to an incredible little girl. I have been praying for your family as many other have. I can't even express how happy and relieved I am that your baby girl is getting a second chance at life.
I will continue to pray for Kate and your family during her recovery.

God Bless!

Ali said...

Congratulations & praise God! What an incredible experience that must have been.

Andy and Emmie said...

Tears of joy for your family right now! Praise the Lord in this new miracle.

Anonymous said...

I have been praying for your sweet baby girl. I will keep praying that she fully recovers. God bless!

claire said...

That is such a beautiful picture! Still praying for you all! :)

Wendy said...

Goosebumps! What a miracle!!!!

Beth said...

I have prayed so many times over the last few weeks and now days. I have cried many tears, too. For reasons unknown, your daughter's story has touched me. Because of it, my husband and I both are in the registry. I wish I would get a call to donate because right now I feel like I'm doing nothing at all. I hope that Kate is comfortable and on the mend soon. God Bless Kate, you and your husband. Take care.

Beth said...

I have prayed for Kate, for you and your family so many times over the last few days and months. I have shed so many tears. For reasons unknown, Kate's story has touched me. Because of Kate, my husband and I both joined the registry. I hope I get a call to donate because I feel like I'm doing nothing! God Bless Kate, you and your husband.

Katy said...

Happy tears. I'm overwhelmed with happiness for your family.

Anonymous said...

I was in tears reading that. I feel like I've witnessed a true miracle by reading Kate's story. I am so, so happy that her road to recovery (and a long life of health and happiness) can finally begin. Many thoughts and prayers to your family!

Lynsey said...

Such wonderful news. I have been praying for you and your family.

Emily said...

Thank you for sharing your precious little girl's story. She and her donor are truly amazing people. I don't think I've ever been so happy for and touched by a complete stranger. This has inspired me to look into being some type of donor. I will continue to pray for healing and strength for Kate and the young man who gave her a second chance at life.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful photo. Stay strong precious Kate!

Jennifer said...

Yaay! What a blessing!!!!

Ashley said...

I get choked up every time I come here.

I am so happy for you, your precious baby and family!

Jenn Baumgartner said...

Praising God for his goodness in your lives! What an amazing moment for all of you.....I have loved sharing in your journey and pray for strength as you move forward into this new chapter ;)

Anonymous said...

You are such a great Mother to a beautiful precious baby! This post brought a tear to my eye.
i'm so glad everything went as planned and that your little girl will now live a long and healthy life!

Holly said...

I am so happy that a selfless man gave this gift to her. Lots of prayers for your sweet little girl.

Rhenee Berger said...

WOW... I was just directed to your story as it is so similar to my own. I don't know you - but I feel so close to you. I'm sure we will or have probably rubbed shoulders in the healing walkways of TCH. My son is 3+ years out from BMT & my daughter just celebrated her 1st year postBMT.
What an emotional process you are in - I'm so happy to see you have such a wealth of well wishers & prayerful family & friends. I know it is not an easy journey - and can be tough to stay strong... sometimes you're in the valley & sometimes you're on the mountain - BUT you are ALWAYS in the arms of Jesus... our great healer, our comfort, our source of strength. I always clung to Mark 11:24 ...and I have seen it come to pass twice!
I am going to continue following your journey - and I will add your beautiful Kate to my prayers.
Much Love...

wallacefamilyblog said...

What a wonderful miracle! Such a sweet picture.

Erin said...

Beyond words happy for all of you! Stay strong momma, y'all are doing great!

Bettie said...

Lindsey and Alex-
We have been praying for your little girl for quite sometime now from Lafayette, LA. I am a neighbor of your mother-n-law's sister. I just want you to know how happy (tears even!) to find out how well Kate did with her transplant went. Praise the Lord! and God bless all of you

Jen J. said...

I'm about to cry reading this - so happy for Kate & your family. Continuing to pray :)

Mrs. Gilliland said...

I have just registered as a bone marrow donor. Please make sure that you add my number to your button (if you can!). Praying for you all!

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