We Start Another Year

There are times you stand back and look at your life. These last few months have been like that for me. On October 22, 2005 Erin was in the hospital heading for surgery to remove a large tumor. Now she is running all over the place as wild and crazy as any 5 year old can be.

We were in the hospital during halloween. I was with Erin and it was a very difficult time. As I took her around the hospital in her wheelchair, I was glad to be moving around but longing to be somewhere else. This past halloween was so different. I was able to go to the school parade and see all 3 of my children participate in the parade. When Erin walked into the gym where the parade was I was overcome with emotion. I started to cry. Tears were rolling down my cheeks. The lady standing next to me looked at me. I smiled, thinking of all the reasons I had to cry. What a journey we had been through and to see our little angel who according to the doctors would not live, was very much alive and as healthy as ever. What a miracle she has been.

In October we celebrated the one year anniversary of Erin's health challenge. She is doing so good. Each day I would think last year at this time we were....then think on that day exactly what we were doing. We brought Erin home from the hospital on Nov 4, 2005. That will be our celebration day each year. She is healthy, alive and vibrant. What a blessing.

I personally want to thank each and every one of you for your love and prayers. We have been given so much from each of you and we are so grateful. Thank you! May God's love and blesssings be with you.

Thanks for the update

Hey Galbraith family. It was good to hear on this site that Erin is doing so well. Miracles do happen. I am so happy that the prognosis is still so good. Deborah Tucker was asking about you guys last night, so I thought that I would check the site and see if there were any updates. I am glad that I did. I hope that you are all doing well. May Heavenly Father continue to bless you.

Bishop Smith