This week, she is my life saver.
She is tagging along on this Denver trip....
and by tagging along, I mean playing with, watching over and keeping my Paysen busy.
She is rocking my socks.....
There is a program at Children's Hospital called "Beads of Courage" It is a special program for children with cancer or blood disorders.......You receive a bead for each and every thing you have done for your treatment. A collection of your courage to look at and admire.
For whatever reason, Parklen had never received any beads.....I'm thinking because it took so long to get a diagnosis.....and by the time we had that, the beads were just forgotten.
Today, they gave Parklen his beads.
It took three necklaces to hold the beads, and it took me over an hour to string them. These are Parklen's beads....... Every single one stands for a procedure or hardship that Parklen has endured over the course of the past 3 and a half years.....Let me say that again, EVERY single one of these beads represents something that Parklen went through. I haven't counted the beads......because, well....I don't want to. The nurse confessed, that there were probably a lot forgotten.