This little cutie is Xavian. He is the son of a sweet girl that I went to high school with. Xavian was diagnosed with a type of brain cancer (PNET) when he was just 2 months old. And today he is turning 1! What a miracle! In his short little year of life, he has endured brain surgery and four rounds of chemo therapy. And because this picture of him is just too cute not to share, here is Xavian in his "no hair day" hat.
I believe in the power of prayer. When I first learned of Xavian's cancer, I can remember praying with tears in my eyes (because that could be any one of our children) that God would just get this little boy to his first birthday. And now that day is here! And at the same time- I wonder why in the world I limited God like that? God has HUGE things in store for little Xavian. Xavian is scheduled for an MRI to check if he is cancer free on Dec. 1st. I know that you don't know this tiny guy, but his parents have HUGE hearts for God and their son needs your prayers. Please pray with me that Xavian's MRI results will show NO cancer! Then go and hug your children and thank God for their health and their precious, little lives. Happy 1st Birthday, Xavian! I am focusing my prayer warriors on you big guy! (If you'd like to follow Xavian's story, his awesome and beautiful mother keeps a great website of his progress http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/xavianbecketthall)
I am also thinking about the babies that came home from the DRC this week. They are all so cute I could just eat them with a spoon!