Thursday, January 29, 2009


Wow, seems like I just posted my tribute to James for his 10th birthday. I can't believe its been another year. James is now 11. In 2 short years, he will be a teenager (ahhhhhh). Yet, I still can't help but look back. James was diagnosed at 11 months. When he was at his worst on this journey, he weighed only 11 pounds. And now he is 11 years old. I'm not big on numbers, but it still makes me think....and be thankful for every year that we have with James.
Thank you Lord!!!!!

We had a great time with friends and family for James' party.

There was quite a crowd - 27 in all!

The kids all had fun jumping on the trampoline that James got for his birthday. You can do that in North Carolina in January :)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Prayers needed

An optic glioma, the type of tumor that James has, is considered a "benign" tumor. How deceiving that word can be. Too many believe that it means that this tumor will/can do no harm. Yet, I write tonight with tears flowing and a heavy heart because sweet Baby Briannah lost her life tonight to an optic glioma.

The Olsens need our prayers during this difficult time. And, while you're at it, James will be having an MRI on February 4th. He has been showing signs of memory issues - which we hope are a residual of the surgery this last summer.