At 3 a.m., this morning, I wish Dave a Happy Father’s Day. We’re not sleeping… again. He says, “Thanks,” and it warms my heart. It’s what we always do on holiday “eves.” So many times at midnight, we proudly rush to be the first to shout, “Happy Birthday!” Or, on Christmas Eve, at 4 a.m.; … Continue reading 6/19 Dave’s Testimony: Dad has Cancer (Next Day is Chemo) Happy Father’s Day!!!
Today’s walk with my sweet, handsome ruby red King Charles Cavalier Spaniel brought an extra smile to my face. Finn and I had run into our friendly new neighbor, Robin, and her white lab, Parker. As the dogs cautiously sniffed, yet mainly dodged each other; we talked about why it is that names are so … Continue reading Little, Lost, Abandoned Bird: God is Your Father and Mother; He Knows Your NAME!
Fathers are meant to love, guide, encourage, protect, teach, comfort, and lead us. So what happens when a father doesn’t fulfill his responsibilities? Emptiness happens. Depression happens. Doubt happens. Confusion happens. Children lose their way. A neglectful father leaves his children to fend for themselves. They may have to fend for food or clothing, or … Continue reading When You Have an Absent, Abusive, or Abandoning Father… God Cares
Daddy you might have missed out on some love when you were my age. I understand. Daddy, don’t you know that’s why God gave me to you, to help heal that sad place in your heart? When you take me dancing you will forget your pain as we slip and slide on the dance floor. … Continue reading Dear Daddy, Please Dance with Me! (Father Daughter Dance: An Open Invitation)
Happy Father’s Day, God! Thank You for showing fathers everywhere how to be godly fathers, even when so many have not had fatherly guidance in learning how to love their sons and daughters the way You intended. Some fathers have abandoned, some fathers have neglected, some fathers have tried, some fathers have taught, some fathers … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day, God!
Two weeks ago: My son Nick tests positive for Covid. Our family friends from Florida have been here. No one else is sick, except our son. He got it at work. Quarantine time. We do a great job, but two days later my throat is on fire. I cough. I test positive. We are now … Continue reading 8/31 Dave’s Testimony: Covid, Cancer, Chemo, and a Dizzy Fall… Surviving with Great Love from Family and Friends
Dave’s been running the longest cancer race ever; like NASCAR, where the cars keep going around and around the track, lap after lap after lap. “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize” (1 Cor. … Continue reading 8/17 Dave’s Testimony: Cancer Racer Crashes… Pit Stop Prayer Team Sets in Motion More NASCAR Laps to Go!
We find out early, before Friday’s appointment with the oncologist. Dave has had chemo on Monday and felt terrible afterwards. Tuesday he’s had his CT scan, the big one that tells if the cancer has grown or not. At this point, it’s Wednesday, and we’re seeing the surgeon, before the oncologist on Friday. We know … Continue reading 7/29 Dave’s Testimony: Sorrowful Cancer Scan Results and Strength Through Jesus Tee Shirts
This week is the 4th course of chemo. There are IV fluids, iron infusions for anemia, and a new side effect… annoying hiccups. Last off-chemo week, Dave didn’t feel as well at all. Chemo is cumulative; meaning my husband will probably feel worse, and have to endure more side effects, as he continues treatment for … Continue reading 6/3 Dave’s Testimony: Cancer, Chemo, Clots, Credit, and Chaotic Car Conversations
This morning, we woke up, and Dave said, “Last year, I was doing the Murph Challenge.” Last Memorial Day, Dave participated in the Murph Challenge; an intensive workout in honor of Navy Seal, Michael Murphy, who died serving his country. The Murph is also done in honor of other veterans, to thank them for their … Continue reading 5/30 Dave’s Testimony: Memorial Day, Murph Challenge to Cancer… A Different Kind of War