I love this picture of my two youngest snuggling during chemo. I love that Kyle and Hope do not shy away from the hard parts of this but they are here with us cheering David on. I had stepped out during the EKG and Kyle jumped in to hold down David's legs and encourage him through that procedure. I could bawl thinking about it. Hope and Kyle can talk this talk here like a seasoned resident. We have already visited with cute Haley and Hope is excited to go to school with her. Haley is doing well, but unfortunately still here.
I do not want to sound like a whiner, but this morning I was just down and out. It is hard work to pack to come here, and I was loading up all this stuff in the rain. I had a bunch of errands to run that I did not want to fool with and I just felt grouchy. Then my sweet toddler starting singing "Oh Happy Day" in the backseat and I started to smile. Then I got a very encouraging email from a sweet friend that encouraged me so much. Then I had a lovely conversation with Lisa Musser on my drive here and it is always so awesome to talk with her. I am so thankful for such amazing people in my life that encourage me when I need it. This walk is not easy, but then I think about how much love and support we have here and I am overwhelmed with thanksgiving. How can we be sad when we have our Jesus and you, our prayer warriors and friends?
Speaking of the Musser family, they had a caring bridge website while their sweet Thomas fought a brave battle against Leukemia. His Daddy, Ed, has started a blog entitled www.promises4hope.wordpress.com. You will be so encouraged by his words as he launches this new blog. They have been such a source of encouragement for us. Mike has been to Ed's men's bible study group and Lisa has listened to me on the phone "vent" and talk this foreign language called cancer. They are a wonderful, christian family and we are so thankful for their encouragement from their blog and their friendship as we walk this path that they know so well. We will update more tomorrow, but good evening from 7 West!