You would think that this would be one of the worst ways to spend Father’s Day – holed up in a hospital room eating leftovers and using napkins for plates. The truth is, it is not a fun way to spend this special day. But when you take into consideration where this journey has taken us and that the enemy wanted to destroy my son, the fact that he is in my presence today and has beaten cancer makes me appreciate being with him regardless of the circumstances. If it had not been for the Lord on my side, where would I be today?
We have spent – like many of you – a lot of emotions on our situation, and if we are emotionally spent from it, I can only imagine how our supporters feel. If we have a hard time holding ourselves up, I know it’s tough for friends and family to continue supporting us with calls, emails, texts, and visits. But our journey is not over. We still have several more weeks of traveling back and forth; of spending time in hospitals and clinics while we finish out the prescribed chemotherapy. Thanks for sticking with us. Although we see the light at the end of the tunnel, it is still aways off and can’t get here fast enough. We want our life back. We want to spend family events in fun places – not hospitals. We want to go camping or to the beach. You know, do the stuff we used to take for granted.
Caleb is doing fantastic this week with the chemo. He has only been nauseous one time and that was on Thursday. Today is the last day and we get to go home. He started chemo around 10AM and has to have two medications via his port before we can leave. That will put us on track to leave somewhere around 6 or 7. Holly has been here since Friday. Joshua spent Friday and Saturday night with my parents. So Saturday was the first day in MONTHS that I had completely to myself and I felt guilty that I was not with my family. I did not realize how much I needed a break and just to spend some time by myself. I felt refreshed this morning.
Please continue to pray for us. We especially need it this week with some other stuff going on.
Sing praises to God and to his name!
Sing loud praises to him who rides the clouds.
His name is the Lord—
rejoice in his presence! -Psalm 68:4