Thursday, March 31, 2011

I love you Elijah

Thursday, March 31, 2011
A quick update on Elijah through photos.  Treatment has it's ups & downs but overall he is being an amazing trooper.  Right now he is in good spirits as they have a short break from treatment.  Things start up again in less than a week so we are all trying to enjoy each day.  I've tried to reply to all the e-mails that people have sent wishing him well but sometimes my inbox overflows.  If I haven't written you back please know that I appreciate your thoughts & prayers.  If you are new to my blog & wondering what all of this is about... you can read about my nephew here.

All of these photos have been taken by my brother Brad or my sister in law Karin.  Karin has been taking photos daily since the start of the year.  Technology has made this entire experience a bit easier to handle.  Between the photos, ichat and face time I don't feel like I'm across the country. Please do not remove & repost any of these photos.


Can I have your number?

of course!

Looking for airplanes...



Aliyah is growing up so fast!  She'll be a year old in a month!

The Culver City Fire Dept. is amazing.  They gave Elijah a tour and the vip treatment.




yum!


We still have a long road ahead of us.  As one friend keeps telling me this is a marathon & not a sprint.

I'm often asked which quilt that I've made in all my years of quilting is my favorite.  It's a question that is pretty impossible to answer... but I can tell you... that this quilt wins the award for the most loved.

today...
tell your kids & family you love them
and give them an extra hug & kiss.

I love you Elijah, love aunt Julie



© Blog post written by Julie Herman
© All Photos by Karin Herman & Brad Herman
Please do not remove & repost any of these photos.
 For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/

40 comments:

Wendy P said...

Praying hard that he will be healed and have a wonderful, long life.

What a great treat with the fire department. He'll treasure that for years to come!

Katy (France) said...

Thank you for the update. what a sweet brave little boy and so lucky to have such a wonderful loving family ♥ My thoughts and prayers are with you ♥

Michele said...

Wishing your little cutie continued success with his treatment.

Jewel said...

Thanks for the update Julie... I was just thinking about him as I was praying for him yesterday and wondering how hw was doing.

Susan said...

God bless him! Keeping Elijah and his family in my prayers!

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Just beautiful. Thanks for the update Julie, and I pray his next round of treatment goes well. Squeezy cuddles to Elijah!

Vicky said...

He's a gorgeous child. Elijah has been in my daily prayers since you first told us his story, and will remain there. You've done beautiful picture story here. I especially love the one sitting on the front of the fire engine with his best buds! xoxo

mascanlon said...

Great photos and comments. I love Santa Monica airport, its a perfect plavce for little ones to get close to the action. Been checking in once in a while on FB, amazing family Julie. I'm keeping them in my prayers.

The Tulip Patch said...

Thank you for the update. I was thinking about little Elijah just the other day. I am glad things seem to be going well will continue to keep you all in my prayers.
Facetime=the best by the way...got my new iphone just for that and it was worth every penny to keep up with MY nephews.

Amy R said...

Thanks for the update~ You, your family and Elijah cross my mind often and I love seeing your pictures of him. It seems so true that every day is a gift~

Sandy said...

What a sweetheart....I think of him often and thank you for updating us. It is probably because I have grandchildren and especially a little 3 1/2 year old named Oliver. I can't imagine going through this....but then we get strength we never knew we had when things like this happen. I can't believe how big Alijah is...seems like you were just posting she was born.
Prayers for your family...especially Elijah.

RenegadeQuilter said...

Julie - Thanks for the update - I often think of him when I am on your site. You have a strong and loving family - thanks for sharing that with the rest of us.

The pictures are adorable!!!

rachel griffith said...

<3

Manda said...

Fantastic pics, he is very cute!
I hope his next round of treatment is a success.

Amanda Murphy said...

Oh my goodness - Elijah in his fireman get-up is too adorable for words! We are thinking of him and yoru family and are sending warm thoughts and prayers his way!

Linda said...

I was happy to have an update on Elijah. I have thought about him often and wondered how it was going. You are all in my prayers.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Julie; don't you worry about answering mail. Between your nephew and your work; busy lady. We all understand; I'm sure. and prayers are with all of you...he seems to be a strong little man.

KimT said...

I will definately be praying for your family. I actually live very near culver city and attend church in culver city. My fav pic is the one of your nephew and firefighters sitting on the front of the engine. THe quilt of course is loveley and I understand why its your fav.

angela said...

Big hug and prayers for you, little Elijah.

Becky said...

OH goodness, is he the cutest thing!? Those photos of him with the firefighters are too much. I continue to think about him and send you positive thoughts and best wishes.

KnightMare said...

Hi, I am new to your blog recently and this is the first post I have made but I just have to say good luck to you all and he is lucky to have such caring family.
They photos are really cute.
Fingers crossed everything happens the way it should and all of you around him mange to stay strong and support one another as well as him.

Good Luck x

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Best of luck on Elijah's fight! Jenn

Bree said...

Julie, thank you for the update on Elijah. I'm praying for him, big time. Your post couldn't come at a better time, either. I make quilts for my local children's hospital, and have found myself down in the dumps lately because it seems like people just don't care, but to see the grins on Elijah's face with his quilt from you reminds me of why I do what I do. I hope I can bring smiles like you've brought to him. :)

Dorian said...

You forgot to leave a box of kleenex handy, with this post Julie :)

He's such a doll. Continued prayers.

Patty said...

He is so beautiful, glad to see him enjoying himself. Keeping them all in oyr prayers. Oh year your girl is adorable too.

Sherri said...

Thanks for the update...I've been wondering how he is! Sounds like he has amazing family support...from both sides of the country!

natalie. beyond the reef said...

Go, E!

Ann Kelle said...

I'm so glad your shared an update with how Elijah is doing. In my thoughts and prayers.

Sonia said...

Thanks for the update and the wonderful tribute to the cute little man Elijah!

Andrea Pisano said...

love to elias , and faith to family

KarrieLyne said...

This post really warms my heart. I'm so glad to see that little man smiling and enjoying life!!

Beverly said...

Thanks so much for the update. I've kept him in my prayers and will continue to do so. He's a cutie!

Deb said...

I think about him and his treatment quite frequently, because it seems like I know so many people now that are facing this terrible disease. I'm keeping him in my prayers.

Camilla said...

Best wishes and lots of love from us here over the pond, get big & strong Elijah. And where has that year gone with Aaliyah, it doesn't seem long since you made the quilt.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

The photo of your nephew between the firemen was just the best....such a little boy thing...thanks for sharing your love and photos with us.

Smiles,
Kelly

SarahB said...

Thank you for sharing an update about Elijah. I came over to your blog today just to see if you'd posted about him. I'm so happy to see the fire department gave him a special tour. Little Aliyah is precious too! You are one lucky Aunt!

Nicole Morris said...

Thank you for the update. I am so glad he is out and able to do some fun stuff. Will continue to pray for him and your family. Tell your brother that the photos are fantastic!

Tricia said...

I love the pictures! Thanks for the update and if you ever need anything, you know I'm here for you!

OrangeRoom said...

Those pictures are fantastic! So glad to hear your family's doing well, I love the marathon line. I've had family members go through long battles like this, and it's so completely true. I'm just catching up on my blog reading, or I would have commented sooner!

Melanie said...

I teach in a town with a children's cancer cluster so I've been watching for posts about him. You are all in my prayers. This takes a toll on the extended family also, so take care of yourself. Hugs to all of you.