Friday, October 22, 2010

Be Careful What You Take for Granted

For years, without realizing it, I admit I have taken my family's good health for granted. It is so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life and not appreciate the most basic things that we are blessed to have...

Since my last post, David's mom has been diagnosed with a specific type of Lymphoma (Diffused Large B Cell Lymphoma with Atypical Features) instead of Leukemia as originally thought. She was faced with 2 treatment options last evening, neither of them pleasant. Today, she has thoughtfully and carefully chosen her treatment plan. She has decided to fight with everything she has. She will begin (literally as I type this) the most grueling and and aggressive form of chemotherapy available to her. She will spend the next 3 weeks at Emory getting a continuous dose. This treatment plan is risky, especially to her precious kidney that she received in February... but to her the hopeful outcome outweighs the risks. What bravery she has to face this with such courage!

Also, it was discovered yesterday that my Daddy has some abnormalities with his heart function. His cardiologist is concerned. He will have a heart cath next Friday to access the situation further.

These times are hard... there is no other way to describe it. But, in the midst of it all, we still raise our arms and praise God for all of the blessings that He has given us... among them being the two rays of sunshine that continue to thrive in my womb despite the whirlwind that surrounds us. We believe in the POWER of prayer and ask that you continue to pray for our family as we enter into this trying time.

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