Tuesday, June 01, 2010


In school I used to hate doing these little poems, I thought they were boring and would whip through the exercise as fast as possible. Putting Charlotte to bed tonight I started to think about what her name spelled for her at this point in time. Having a little one with cancer means many things. We try to take on day at a time.

Our lives are filled by Charlotte:

Compassion, we have seen an amazing outpouring of concern and support for our family

Hope, although they could not give us a prognosis we are optimistic that she will be totally cured

Alberta Children’s Hospital, we have an amazing team of doctors and nurses here that understand these little ones

Ronald McDonald House, we spend most of our time here and appreciate the many caring people who work here

Love, we feel this everyday though your emails, cards and calls

Operation, glaring us in the face is a scar that while tough looking whispers, total resection happened here

Trust, we are putting a lot of faith in our doctors for her treatment which at times is beyond our comprehension

Tired, if the baby doesn’t sleep... nobody sleeps!

Emotional, not a day goes by without a little roller coaster ride


  1. Your poem brought tears to my eyes! I have been obsessively checking your blog each day (multiple times, lately), and am always happy when you post something, even when it's not good news. I love the pics of Charlotte, she's such a trooper! I will pray she starts eating...I can't imagine she would tolerate a feeding tube for very long!! Love and miss you guys. XOXOXOXO

  2. Anonymous3:05 PM

    Allison & Rob - we continue to pray daily for you and Charlotte. I check your blog daily. Thanks for keeping us updated. We look forward to a visit when we head down to Calgary. Until then - we entrust to God's care and rest in His hope. Love you all
    Cheryl & Dale

  3. Thank you so much for the updates. Our hearts and prayers go out to you knowing what a ride fighting cancer can be. Our son Carman rides for the cure on the 26th and 27th. Knowing the money raised will keep the research going to find a cure. (our daughter-in-law was diagnosed in Aug of 08 with breast cancer) We pray that God will sustain you each and every day. D & H Wilson