I really love Augusta. I really do. It is my hometown and where I grew up. It’s a great town. But I am really tired of seeing you, Augusta. Tomorrow we go in for a 5 day chemo treatment in the hospital and it will be the 9th trip in seven days to Augusta when we go tomorrow. I’m very ready to be able to be at home for a while. The really good news is that after this treatment these next five days, we will only have 10 weeks left. One week will be delayed when Caleb and Joshua go to Camp Rainbow next month. Holly and I are going to have to get away -even if it’s only for a day or two – during that week. We have had almost no time together – maybe 1 or 2 dates and a two-day quick trip to Savannah since last September.
Caleb is doing much better these last couple of days. As bad as I hate the thought of going back to the hospital and all the stuff that goes with that, I really feel for him. He has to battle the side effects of chemo in addition to being away from home and stuck in a hospital bed. The mouth sores have gotten much better, although yesterday he could not eat because of the pain of the sores. He’s been out playing as much as he could with the wet weather and really worked out hard with us at the Y yesterday.
I will keep everyone posted as to how things go this week. Please be praying for us. It has been a long, exhausting journey both physically and emotionally, but we can finally see some light at the end of the tunnel. We are on the home stretch to putting this chapter of our lives behind us, and it can’t come soon enough. We appreciate our family and friends sticking with us through this journey. You have no idea how much that means to Holly and I. It’s like you guys like us or something… 😉
Today’s verse – Psalm 73:28
But as for me, how good it is to be near God!
I have made the Sovereign Lord my shelter,
and I will tell everyone about the wonderful things you do.