It's hard to see the line that formed around their family home to welcome him home from his first hospital visit. HUNDREDS!!!!! of neighbors, friends, classmates, team mates, you name it they were there to show there support and prayers.
This is a tiny sample of the cover pages from sections of Elijah's volume number one scrapbook. My goal has been to document all of the joy and blessings he and his family have experienced from this past year. I had planned on making this for his one year anniversary but with battle number two underway now seemed to be the right time.
I stopped counting completed pages after 150!!! Still have a few more before volume two is complete :) Hundreds, maybe closer to 1,000 photo's are between the covers. Every single photo included in his scrapbooks are a testimony of the love so many of us have for this family. There are NO photo's of this nasty illness he is fighting!!!!
There is just no way I can explain the emotions that have gone into these albums. Without the kind words, encouragement, and prayers of our family and friends I could not have pulled this off. THANK YOU!!!!! My emotional bank is so close to empty. Tonight watching Mr. E, Mommy, Gigi, and Aunt Julie turning the pages I felt a little bit of the dark cloud I have been in for the last few weeks lift just a bit.
Tomorrows goal is to complete album #2 after the grands leave for the day. Elijah has LOTS more fun plans for the summer with family, friends, and our community. No doubt there will be a volume 3 in my future :)