What a difference a day makes. Several days ago we planned a family movie night, when out of left field Dave became angry with our adult sons, and me; leaving us all stunned. It started out when he said he had to tell me something before we started the movie. My stomach seized up. Are … Continue reading 7/4 Dave’s Testimony: Chemo Rage Fireworks B4 Celebrating 4th of July!
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!!!
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
It's been two months since Dave was diagnosed with stage four cancer, and our world was turned upside-down. But, what a gift birthday week was for both of us! My sister, Lisa, flew up to visit, and it was like no time had passed at all! It was a beautiful day when I picked her … Continue reading 5/21 Dave’s Testimony: A Birthday of Shared Gifts… Best Days Since Chemo!
I've always been fascinated by clouds. My favorites are the puffy, white ones which come to hang out among the brightest blue skies upon a breezy, sunny day! But there are also separated, scattered clouds and rolling clouds (Dave's favorite) wispy clouds, and yellow clouds with golden rays shining through. There are pink cotton candy … Continue reading 5/16 Dave’s Testimony: Clouds, Cancer, Christ: God is in Control!
It's Mother's Day... and it's different this year. My husband has cancer, and it's been chaotic. I actually have another almost completed post about the chaos, but I wanted to stop for a moment; and give God thanks for the blessings of all the mothers who have been loving on us, the last couple months, … Continue reading 5/8 Dave’s Testimony: Mother’s Day… Mothers Who Love When Your Husband Has Cancer
I wrote the post below when our twin boys turned 18. It seems fitting to include it in Dave's Testimony. If God gave us double miracles: babies who survived birth upon arriving 2-1/2 months early; God can give their Daddy a miracle healing from cancer. If God gave us a miracle daughter ten years later, … Continue reading 5/5 Dave’s Testimony: God Gave Us Premature Miracle Twins 23 Years Ago… a poem
This happened last week, but was left unfinished. Dave and I both want to tell this story, because people need to know cancer is a beast, even if you know Jesus. But it's more bearable if you do! Currently, Dave's on his second round of chemo, and he's hanging in there. That wasn't the case … Continue reading 5/6 Dave’s Testimony: Hurricane Cancer Rages in the Eye of the Storm, Yet Blessings Rain Down
Monday was chemo day. Thousands have prayed for Dave's rare stage four intestinal cancer, discovered only a month ago. It's been a whirlwind, but God has been in every single detail. One thing Dave was dreading, was the chemo. Side effects can be vast and overwhelming. But here's what prayer does... God timed the weekend … Continue reading 4/25 Dave’s Testimony: Quilt of Valor… Covering Chemo with Prayers!