Is somebody being a real “turkey” to you this year? Thanksgiving can be a tough time for a lot of people who are excited to get together, but end up feeling let down by hurtful family and friends. During this time of my husband healing from cancer; God has immensely blessed our own family with … Continue reading When Thanksgiving Hurts… A Bite of Encouragement for Struggles with Self Worth, Rejection, Forgiveness, and Boundaries
So many beautiful, compassionate prayer warriors are waiting right now, to hear the results of Dave’s latest cancer scan. We received the good news last night, but first needed to share with our children and family members. We’re still processing everything ourselves! Thank you for your prayers, encouragement, support, and compassion. We’re so grateful! Last … Continue reading 11/9 Dave’s Testimony: Tumors Shrink as Our Faith in God Keeps Growing… Good News Cancer Scan!
A lot has happened recently, with more coming. Dave’s scan has been moved from November 28th to November 9th. This is a rattling, battling time for us. Please be praying for him this week! A couple weeks ago we went to a healing service. Our dear friend Sarah had invited us, and kept and kept … Continue reading 11/6 Dave’s Testimony: Healing Service Offers Hopeful Miracles and Peace about Living with Terminal Cancer
We’ve been to the oncologist this week. Except for a nausea, fatigue, pain, anxiety, agitation, and a touch of chemo rage; Dave’s done pretty well this round. Blood Work is, ironically, excellent; even the liver enzymes, as Dave continues taking Fen Ben. We’ve had some really rough days for Dave; filled with pain, fatigue, and … Continue reading 10/10 Dave’s Testimony: Terminal Cancer War… Our Soldier’s Personal Battle of Life or Death
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. Photo courtesy: Alexey_Hulsov. … 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
The last two to three weeks have been so crazy: packing for 4-H camp, going all the way to North Carolina to pick up a new puppy, picking up my daughter from camp and finding out she has Covid; and then caring for both Dave (who had chemo again) and Abby (quarantined in her room) … Continue reading 7/19 Dave’s Testimony: Cancer, Covid, Camp, and a New Puppy… That’s how we roll!
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!!!