Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Wednesday, January 5th

What a beautiful Christmas we had; so many beautiful memories and precious times. Drew is actually in-patient this week for what the doctors are hoping is his last round of chemotherapy. He is scheduled for a series of scans in 2 weeks to see where we are in this battle for Drew's life. Since March '10, when Drew was diagnosed with the Ewing's Sarcoma, our lives have been been crazy busy with hospital stays (every other week), doctor appointments, surgeries, and in-between all that, trying to keep our lives as normal as possible for the other kids. Tonight as I look around at what has been our "home away from home" for the past 10 months, I am excited to hope that perhaps we're at the end of the line for the days and days of unrelenting sickness for my sweet boy. But, there's a part of me that is saddened to think that we won't be seeing as often all the precious nurses and doctors at Florida Hospital that have made such a huge impact in our lives. God has been so good to us over the past year, and we praise His name for the provision He's provided---financial, spiritual, emotional. We thank Him for the wonderful, life-long friends we've made. We are grateful for each one that we've been privileged to talk to about the Savior. And, we rejoice that as we look back, we can see the mighty unseen Hand guiding and directing our steps; strengthening our hearts when we've been weak; encouraging our souls to continue to trust Him. I heard a song entitled, "How Can I Keep From Singing His Praise", and what a message! I am thankful for be a child of the King and know that I know that whatever tomorrow holds, we won't face it alone.