Jumping Through January

February 1, 2016

The month of January was a fun month for us. Here are some highlights…

The boys finished up their flag football season


and Amaya started her basketball season.

(everyone is excited to help her practice)


We also went bowling. This was a particularly special day for me as a mom. The last time we went bowling I was excited to spend the morning with my sister even though I had a script for blood work waiting for us in the car. By eleven o’clock that night Theo was admitted to the Oncology wing of CHOP and I had unknowingly said good-bye to my family for over 2 weeks. Being back at the bowling alley 15 months later I was overwhelmed with emotion and praise.  I could so clearly see how God saved Theo’s life. Not only did He save Theo, but he brought us all back to the point of a normal day out at the bowling alley. All Glory to Him.


Amaya celebrated a birthday,


Theo celebrated a birthday,


and we got a little bit of snow.


As always thank you for praying for Theo. The doctors have explained that Theo’s counts will continue to dictate his dose, and so far his counts are just low enough that he will stay at 75%. At only 75% we can see a big difference at home. Theo used to get a bad head cold right after his IV chemo treatments, even though everyone around him was healthy. Theo used to whine and cry a lot throughout the day and he used to nap for hours. On this adjusted dose Theo hasn’t had any head colds, he is much more pleasant during the day, he has gained 6 pounds and has bumped up a clothing size. I can’t explain that in medical terms, but those are the kind of things that make a mamma happy.

Isaiah 55:8-11
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the LORD.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
As the rain and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.