Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I really want to thank my sister Brittany for starting this blog.  It first started out as a way to update all my family on Skyler's condition because I was just too much of an emotional wreck to talk to people.  I really didnt think that anyone would even read it, but now I am overwhelmed with the love and support I have been shown through this.  Reading all your comments just makes it that much easier to cope.  It has turned into an outlet for me to express my thoughts and emotions and well as update everyone on Skyler's progress.  At first it was hard for me to write everything down because it was so personal and so heartbreaking to put into words.  Sharing the graphic pictures of how Skyler looked at his lowest point was also hard.  I never wanted to remember my son looking that way and let alone show the world, but I wanted to share Skyler's story.  The good, the bad, and the ugly.  I wanted people to know what cancer does and what it looks like.  Its not just a bald head. 
I want to thank everyone so much for reading this and for supporting us.  I feel so blessed and am humbled by all the love, prayers, and generosity shown our way.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!                                       
 Here is a link to a video of Skyler walking.  Im so proud of him!
               http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv4nkhVlHSk

21 comments:

Misty Jo said...

Skyler is so cute! You have the cutest little boy:) The video of him walking is darling! Let him know the Farmer family misses him and can't wait until he is all better!

The Nelsons said...

That was Awesome!! I love being able to hear Skyler's voice and personality. He is incredible!

N Gines said...

He is so, so, so cute! His progress is amazing. Keep it up Skyler.

suzie said...

WOOOO HOOO SKYLER!!!!

Skyler....you are walking sooooo good, your awesome! Your uncle ty is right....when ur legs feel tired, it means ur growing so tall and strong ;). I am a mommy to two kids in AZ, a lil boy (braxton 5). & a lil girl (marlee 3).....u have two more friends who love the heck out of u. They ask me daily " how is super skyler today mommy?" Skyler, my Braxton says ur walker is soooo cool and wants one to walk with badly.....to be just like you!! U are one of the coolest little boys around skyler! Keep up the good work that your doing! GO SKYLER GO!!!

*Suzie

JACK's house said...

Oh Crystal that was SO AMAZING! What a cute relationship Skyler has with Ty!YEAH SKYLER! That was a long way to walk :)

Kim

suzie said...

Crystal,

I am just completely AWE- struck....totally & completely by you and your cutest little boy ever!
You are the epitome of strength and courage!
Thank you again for allowing us to get to "know" u both.....I feel so blessed to b able to have the opprutunity to read his blog and I am a btr person b.c of it.
Thank u for letting us see that video of some of u and ur baby's most vital moments.....I thought it was absolutely moving in all ways!! U two are such a great team! Not to mention....beautiful too!:)

Much love from AZ,
*suzie

Kristie said...

YAY! Skyler! We are so proud of you here in Texas! I get so excited when I log on and read your Mommy's updates on you. I read your story and updates to my own little guy and he is so excited you are doing well. Praying for you to keep up the good work!

suzie said...

Sorry for all my comments......but OH MY GOSH.......he has the CUUUUUUTEST voice EVER!!!! Besides his progress, his will to keep walking , his innosence (like w the lightbulb comment) ...his voice alone.....just made my heart melt and cry sooo much. You literally have one of the cutest (inside and out) little boys around!

I just had to say that.
*suzie

~adelle said...

Some people have super power strength that is hidden inside. It is clear that both of you have it. Stay strong. I admire you both.

Padilla's said...

It's amazing to hear that sweet voice and see him walking. It made my day! I love that you share this blog, although you don't know me you will never know how much this little guy and you have touched my life. Thank you for sharing your story. Keep up the good work both of you!

Anonymous said...

AWWW!! thank you for sharing the video of skyler walking,, I loved hearing his little voice and watching him walk. I want to thank you for letting us into your life and allowing so many of us to see what "STRONG" is. You and your angel have touched so many lives. THank you!!!

Zach's mom

The Larsons said...

YAY Skyler!!! I am so proud to call you my nephew!! It's so amazing to watch the two of you progress and fight! You both make me a better person and I love you two so much!!

Kim Shepherd said...

I just watched the video of him walking. Go Skyler!!!

Julie said...

I've followed your blog for some time now. As a volunteer at primary children's on the ICS unit I'm always amazed at how well children are able to endure cancer and all of the terrible things that go along with it. Skyler is truly a miracle and I hope the best for you and Skyler! Thanks for sharing his story!

Jenny said...

Seriously... he is so stinkin' cute! And that angel voice! How adorable.

Chelsie said...

ACK! He is so freaking cute! His attitude is fantastic and so is yours.

So freaking happy for you guys.

Great job Sky!

Dancin' It Up said...

Wow he did it! It is really so amazing to watch him grow and get better every day/week/month! I cant imagine how that must be for you Crystal! He is so sweet! It is so fun to look at his smile in his pictures but to see it in a video makes it that much more real! What an amazing sprit he has! Your blog has brought me so many emotions I have never felt before! Thank you for sharing this "personal" and hard time with the world! I am truly gratful! You and Sky have changed my life!
-Love
Natalie Carver

Shay said...

Sky has to be the cutest little kid ever! I am so glad that he is doing so well....so fun to get to hear him talk!!! Thanks for letting us all follow you and Skylers story. I admire you both so much. xoxo

Lacy Allred said...

oh my gosh! i have tears in my eyes as i watch this miracle! no wonder God wanted to take this little boy, he's adorable! but i'm sooo glad he's letting you have him. i bet this is so worth everything that you've gone through. congratulations! give skyler a hug for me!

Anonymous said...

Skyler is such an amazing little boy and so cute too! I've been following your blog for awhile now and look forward to your updates. My son is 4 and has Leukemia as well and he loves to look at Skyler's pictures and I tell him about Skyler. This journey is very hard but you are a great mom and you both are an inspiration to so many!

Many prayers!
Katie and Jacob (4) pre-B ALL

~NICKY~ said...

I've been following your blog, I'm Chelsie's cousin (Daphne's mom). I am SOOO happy that Skyler got to go home and he is doing SOOO good! I loved the video of him walking. He sure does have a good sense of humor! Keep up the good work!!