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Thank you.

They say “it takes a village to raise a child.” and that is very true. We are so blessed with family and friends that are quick to lend a hand, keep an eye on the house, help with CG, cook a meal, watch our dogs, and send up prayers. Each one means so much. The outpouring of love is always appreciated. Thank you everyone for the thoughts and prayers. We have made it home safely. I’d like to ask everyone to continue praying for Chance as we are waiting on some important news. I know I ask a lot, but God is still working miracles and I’m still believing in ours. Just add him to your nightly prayers or your prayer chain, or both. Just please don’t forget to add him. From our family to yours, thank you.

13th time’s the charm.

To My Hero,

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You are the most amazing person I’ve ever been blessed to know. You are my “sonshine” and you are my heart. The love between a mother and child is the purest love of all. I would give my last breathe just to say I love you. I will never give up hope nor will I ever lose faith. Together we will overcome anything that stands in the way. Becoming a Momma was and is my greatest accomplishment.

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Today may be just another day for everyone else. Today may seem like another day for every other parent but for us, today at 11am will be the 13th time I have sat and waited for someone to tell me “we’re all done” after they snatch you away from me. The 13th time I have sat calmly and watched you get ready while on the inside I’m battling with my emotions. If you ever read this, I want you to know how strong I’ve tried to be. I hope you know how big my faith is. One day this will be just another memory. Today it is a struggle we face everyday but someday soon it will be a small journey and a huge testimony. One day you will know what a miracle you are.

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I love you bigger than the ocean
and deeper than the sea.
You are the greatest part of me.

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Chance, I love you more than words. XoXo.
Love, Momma.

If you should find yourself reading this, please take a second to send up a prayer for my special boy today. He’s about to endure his 13th surgery in an effort to open his airway for better breathing. I stand firm in my faith and The Lord is going to deliver my child from this. Thank you in advance from our family to yours!

Recent update on Chance

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A special thank you to every single person that prayed for us over the past few days. When I ask for prayer for my children, I can assure you that I genuinely need the prayers. Wednesday morning Chance went in to see his pediatrician after waking up with almost no voice. We learned he had a small lump in his throat. Friday morning Chance had an emergency checkup with his doctor/specialist. Words can not describe how scary all of this has been. I’m woman enough to admit that I have been beside myself, crying and a complete nervous wreck. You never know true fear until it becomes your child. More prayers went up Wednesday night than I could count. I was told by our Pastor and our family that The Lord would take care of it and not to worry. Well, he did just that. The lump is benign and shrinking on its own. Praise the Lord! His doctor, with the help of God gave us the answers we needed. It came with a relatively simple explanation. The scar tissue from his previous surgeries (12 to be exact) is pushing against his voice box and vocal cords causing it to loose sound. We’re hoping to meet with a reconstructive surgeon in the next few months and have it repaired. Until then, we push on. We pray and believe that God is in control and Chance will receive the healing he needs. In the years we’ve been battling this, numerous times we’ve been on the brink of finding a new treatment option only to find out Chance is not a candidate. Recently there have been some positive results coming from UAB in Birmingham. We were told Friday that Chance may have an opportunity to meet with a highly ranked doctor there and actually have a shot at trying his treatment plan. In the weeks that come I am asking that everyone please pray for my baby boy. He needs and deserves his miracle and I believe it is coming. From our family to yours, thank you. From the very bottom of our hearts. Thank you.