Wednesday, March 21, 2012

First of many

We have been somewhat honest with Keziah, as to what is on her face and what will happen. We've briefly told her that one day the doctor is going to take her freckle off. We haven't gone into details with her, but of course, she has overheard us talking to others.

Last week, she came to me and asked if she had balloons on her head (that is how we were describing it to others....apparently she was paying attention :o). I told her she would. She then became very pensive and then looked at me with those big brown eyes of hers and asked, "Mom, it hurt?". Awww, darling. I was honest with her and said it will hurt but that Mommy and Daddy will be with her, holding her hand. And that God will be holding all of us in His hand. The next few days, she came up to me, hung onto my arm and then repeated the whole conversation to herself. It sounded like this:
"I have balloons on my head. It hurt, but mommy and daddy will hold my hand." And then she would go off to play.

Today, she told me she wanted to keep her freckle. What do I say to that?!

(picture credit to Chandra Vanderboom)

Today, Keziah also had her first appointment with the doctor to get ready for her surgery. It was a physical and she sure is a happy and healthy little girl. She weighs 30 lbs (I think some of my previous kindergarten students weighed that when I taught them!) and is 36.5 inches tall. I was asked (again) today by someone waiting in the doctor's office why Keziah wasn't in school. That is twice now people have thought she is 4! C'mon people!! :o) But yes, she is a tall girl. All went well at the doctor's, with only a bit of fear. The most exciting part for her was that she got to pee in a bottle! Whoever she met for the rest of the day was given that info from her, whether they wanted it or not!!

The tough part of the day was when she had to get blood taken. They tried her one arm and didn't get enough blood so they had to do it again in her other arm. She cried, hard. Her mom cried, softly. She was given stickers and a lollipop. Her mom was given 2 Kleenexes. Kez was a trooper and we are so proud of her!

Below she is showing off her owies and stickers.

Thank you for your comments and prayers. If you have any questions about any of this, feel free to ask them and we will answer them as best as we can.


  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the top picture of Keziah!! What a brave girl! Tell her I think she is a very big girl. Being brave doesn't mean you don't cry or that you like it but that you got through it. :) Mom did pretty good too. ;)

    1. Glad you love it, because you've got one coming in the mail!