October 4, 2015
Scott tells me it’s time to share our good news (maybe because my pants won’t button anymore). We are so excited to tell you that we are expecting a new baby. Our ultrasound shows one healthy baby due in April 2016. We are thrilled! We can’t wait to meet our little one.
3 Children are a gift from the Lord;
they are a reward from him.
4 Children born to a young man
are like arrows in a warrior’s hands.
5 How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them!
He will not be put to shame when he confronts his accusers at the city gates.
October 2, 2015
This morning went really well. The kids were excited to spend the day with their friends and Theo was excited about a special day out with Mom. I was especially thankful for his outlook as we packed his snacks and prepared for the morning commute. I had been increasingly heavyhearted as the week went on and Theo’s cheerfulness was a blessing. I’ve never told him what a spinal tap is, he’s never asked, but it’s a word in his vocabulary. He relates it with taking a nap in a procedure room, extra special snacks, and cartoons on the couch when we get home. For now that’s good enough for me.
Theo’s 3 blood components, red, white and platelets, were all in an acceptable range. His ANC is still running low, which again means he isn’t able to fight his own battles. They discussed lowering his chemo dose but concluded that they would keep it as prescribed. They explained it’s better to have him low but kill the cancer now then to go easy on him and have the cancer reappear in the future. How could I argue?
I am thankful for God’s grace, your prayers, great friends and modern medical technology. Together they made a day like today go smoothly.
I Peter 1:3 – 7
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, 5 who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 7 These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.