This Christmas we spent walking the halls of an Austin Children's hospital when our darling girl was diagnosed with a bone infection.
Luckily we had lots of family support and took shifts staying with her so she was never alone.
The good news is she's improving rapidly with drug therapy, which she will continue to get for many weeks.
We've still got a bit of a long haul but the outlook is good.
We distilled all the holiday hoopla down to the bare minimum and still it was a heart felt time, opening some presents in a family lounge, laughing at her delight in new toys.
I got everything I could hope for, baby smiles and hugs, knowing she's on the mend and seeing those around her grow in strength and love.
If life teaches me nothing else it's to cherish every minute with those I love.