Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Putting one foot in front of the other.... joyfully.

Hi Friends.  I'm delighted to report that there is not much to report!  Bruce's radiation therapy is on going and Dr. S has already seen the tumor shrink a bit!  YEAH!  Bruce has started to experience bouts of dry mouth and is definitely more worn out than usual but it is very tolerable for him.  Test results continue to trickle in, all saying that this cancer has NOT progressed into stage 2.  This is phenomenal news.  There are more tests results we are waiting for, such as the bone marrow biopsy (OUCH!) that he had this morning, but we are feeling more confident every day that this radiation treatment will be successful and Bruce will be cancer free by Thanksgiving.  I can't thank you often enough for all of your support.  There were times over the last month that we could have really gone to a dark place emotionally but your texts, comments, messages, calls, gifts, hugs, cards, etc. have continually and repeatedly picked us up, shed light on the darkness and banished the fear.  It feels so GOOD to know that we are not alone in this world, that there are all kinds of amazing people that we love and that love us that will be there for us and will allow us to be there for them in their time of need.   So so much to be thankful for. 
While we travel the cancer journey, we also are living a beautifully normal life with these two amazing little people...

So far, they seem unaffected by this illness.  They are loving school, both their teachers and class mates are wonderful this year.  They are enjoying parties and play dates with their best friends.  They are both loving playing soccer right now.  Griffin has always liked to play goalie and spent the majority of the first game in that position.  He did a pretty good job and it seems like the coach is going to work him there during practice now.  We may have to invest in some goalie gloves for next season. (? I'm sure they have a different name!?)  Lucy's coach is one of her best mates Dad, so she is loving her team this year.  She is definitely engaged during the game, but its more like she is just part of the swarm around the ball.  I'll try to get some video of that soon! 
  We are getting ready to head out on a 4 day camping trip tomorrow with our dear friend, Devin.  We had this planned and reserved the spot before the cancer diagnosis and are so glad we can still go.  It's been over a year since our last camping trip so it's been a lot of work to pull together supplies and get everything cleaned up but it's going to be worth it.  I'm so happy to get Bruce out in the woods and let the trees and the fire and the late night blues music do their healing magic.  
Until next time, dear ones,
May you be Happy
May you be Healthy
May you be Safe
May you live with Ease
 
Wishing you much PEACE and BIG LOVE.  xoxo

1 comment:

Jennifer Iden said...

Christi, I'm so glad things are going well overall. Brent and I are praying for your family. May God's love and grace be upon you all.
-Jennifer