Thursday, January 12, 2012


After a long day of radiation and then chemo in the oncology clinic we finally got settled into our room. We are on 7 Central room 7141, and we are right around the corner from Haley in a cute and cozy room with a comfy window seat.

Rock Star has settled in nicely and seems to be handling the radiation/chemo double whammie okay. He is tired but thankfully he has not gotten sick. We have an early morning tomorrow because they will come before seven to transport him back to the cancer center for another radiation treatment.

He has thoroughly enjoyed the new Ipad and here he is on facetime with Jason:) He is so good on that ipad that we have to make sure he is not trying to facetime too late at night-ha! We have facetime "dates" with GG, Pops, Kyle, and Hope several times an evening:) It is so fun to see my babies and hear their sweet voices.

So today Mike and I have just caught up on some reading. I am currently enjoying David Crowder's new book:) It is really funny so far! I love his music so much and if I can wrangle the Ipad away from David I hope to download his latest/last album on itunes.

Here is our sleepy Rock STar watching a Netflix movie while eating his supper. He is really wiped out tonight. He said that I could sleep with him tonight:)

Last night Mike drove through a torrential rain storm to get to Cville. He said it was raining so hard that you could hardly see the lines on the road. He was listening to christian radio on the way down and heard this sweet and beautiful song by Laura Story called Blessings. We both love it so much and the line that gets me in the song is

What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know you are near.

Mike and I certainly have had a few nights of falling asleep with tears streaming down our cheeks out of fear for our boy, and the "what ifs" have taunted us all night long. Thankfully when the light of morning comes we remember that we do not have to fight this alone. We have our Jesus.

He has never left us and amazingly we are both so much closer to him because of the Nightmare. I do not wish this nightmare on anyone, but I am so thankful for the intimacy we now have with our Jesus. He is so faithful and has truly provided us a peace that we could never have obtained on our own. We certainly do not want to be here in 7 Central again tonight but we are so thankful for the blessings of the nightmare. We know how loved our boy is and that our Savior has lavished his love, grace, and mercy upon us when our hearts have been utterly crushed.

Enjoy this beautiful song and do not forget to look for the blessings in your life. Good night from 7 central!


  1. OK I have not been posting comments because I have been hitting the email icon instead of comments. OOPs! It didn't look right each time so I would just delete my comment and hope you knew I was reading your blogs. I finally stumbled across the comment link :)I love this song!!!! That is the song I have had set as my ringtone and ringback!!! My favorite verse of the song is "What if trials of this life are your mercies in disguise." So glad David has not gotten sick. And glad that Michael made it safely and that you are ok after your fall. Sounds like you have had your obstacles this trip but are doing well. Prayers and praises for you all are being lifted up!

  2. We are praying for little David...even though we have not met your family we are praying each day for you...each night I read your blog and tell my kids about David's day and show them the pictures you post...we are praying blessings up on you and David and the rest of your family tonight

  3. praying for your sweet boy! may God heal his little body and give him new life!

    i love David Crowder myself and now I need to check out this book!

  4. Just wanted to say that this post was such an inspiration to me today. I don't know your family, but I pray for you all each day. This song really hit home for me today. Thanks for continuing to share your journey. You all truly are an inspiration, gift and blessing to my life.