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Day 13 Eyelashes

For those of you who don’t listen to country music, there is a beautiful and heartbreaking song by a band Rascal Flatts called “Skin”. It’s about a teenage girl who gets Leukemia and loses her hair and it’s always been a song that’s touched my heart, but never so much as this morning.

When I first looked at Peyton this morning there were 5 little eyelashes stuck to her cheek. They’re starting to fall out. This is the first physical manifestation of her illness and it hurt to see. I wanted to sit down and cry for the whole day and just hold my baby tight, but I had to remind myself, that it isn’t the cancer making her hair fall out, it’s a sign of the treatment working to make her body well.

So, I will try to be thankful for each tiny fine hair that falls out, hoping that each one is just a reminder that she’s on the path to recovery.


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