"Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars, points of light and reason. ...And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason, for anything."

~ Edward Cullen

Monday, April 20, 2009

Needing Prayers

This has been a really rough month for my entire family. On top of starting with the new company, Michael and I found out some horrible news on Wednesday. Our god daughter, who is the daughter of my cousin and Michael's best friend since the 5th grade, has been diagnosed with malignant retinoblastoma, a cancer of the eye. She will not even be a year old until May. As of right now, she has no vision in either eye, due to detached retinas. The Drs know for sure that the cancer is in one eye, but they are not yet sure if it is present in the other eye. The family left for a specialist in Philadelphia today, and we should hopefully know more by tomorrow afternoon. Right now, the biggest concern is making sure it has not metastasized anywhere else in the body, and what the next steps in treatment should be.

My cousin and her husband introduced Michael and I five years ago, and have been married about six months longer than we have. They have two beautiful girls and are just an adorable little family. Michael and I love them dearly, and consider them to be our best friends. We're very close to both of the girls, and are truly devestated by this news.

My brother has added Macy's name to the prayer list at seminary, and the entire family has been praying constantly for good news. Both my extended family, and Michael's extended family have been brought to their knees with this news. I don't think you ever really know how it will feel when cancer touches one of your own, especially not a tiny baby.

So, all I ask is that if you could please keep Macy Jane in your prayers, myself, and my entire family would be forever thankful.

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