Sometimes I wonder… - Aria MacDonald

Sometimes I wonder…

…what exactly to write in these posts? Is the purpose of this website to inform you all of Aria’s health and progress and timeline to transplant? Is it also a tool to help us with fundraising? Is its purpose to bring you all a glimpse into the life of a family with a chronically ill child and the trials (not that I feel Aria falls under that category but I think that is the term).

Before Aria came along I thought Starship was for kids with broken bones and who had cancer. I knew nothing about it except that it existed and didn’t give the place much thought. Now my eyes have been opened and part of the reason for this blog to also share this the journey and perhaps give you an insight.

Last night Aria’s temp spiked. The dread in my heart was massive. I could not go back and could not face another week of my girl being sick and the ‘what ifs’. Thankfully there are two of us. When one is weak another is strong. Hamish took Aria in and I stayed home. They ended up in overnight but are just now leaving to come home. Aria is ok but the temps remain a mystery.

Where to from here? Will there be another hospital stay? Yes of course! We are hoping and praying for a break from this cycle of home and hospital (particularly with the new baby just weeks away). ‘I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me’ This is the heart of the solution to our angst — translating verses from your head into your heart.

5 Responses to “Sometimes I wonder…”

  1. jen says:

    Praying for you
    Im sori Aria had to go back into hospital again
    May God hold your family close and give you all you need

  2. Samantha says:

    Well thats what you have your partner in crime for! I can’t imagine doing this as a single parent can you??? I love the fact that my Hamish is strong when I am not and I am strong when he needs to step back. Its a lovely balance and partnership. Keep strong and rest for your new bundle of joy is not far off!

  3. Helma Sonneveld says:

    1Peter3 :12 comes to my mind “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer” We pray with and for you “4″. Christian fellowship is sharing, encouraging, witnessing, perservering and ..and “writing Blogs” Thanks for keeping us all informed. God bless you. Helma

  4. Steph says:

    Hang in there! Thinking and praying for all 3.5 of you.
    May God continue to keep and bless you.
    Love Steph and family xxx

  5. Dawn says:

    Hamish and Anita,

    I’ve been thinking about what to write since i saw this post.

    I hope you guys see this website as a dual process, Sure with all the updates you provide about aria and her life, the timeline to the transplant, the latest info on fundraising etc. But i hope you do see this website, as a source of encouragement, and see how much people really do care and want to help.

    The repsonses to the latest about Aria, i absoultley love reading and i say that because it really shows me the love and workings of God and what being part of his kingdom really is all about and i hope you guys get the same feeling and inspiration.

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