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
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!!!
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 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
I find it interesting that my husband has been diagnosed with rare stage four cancer; and it's all happening before Easter, my favorite time of year. It's a time of new beginnings: when beautiful irises come into bloom, when Dave and our boys have played electric and acoustic guitar and drums in the church worship … Continue reading 4/17 Dave’s Testimony: Roller Coaster… Easter Joys in Fighting Cancer
My dear husband is coming home today! It's bittersweet. The storm cloud hanging over his Homecoming, is that's he's far opposite from well. It seems so wrong, so unfair, to be leaving the hospital after two weeks; only to still be severely ill. Yet, the silver lining is he's coming home! We've missed him, and … Continue reading 4/13 Dave’s Testimony: Coming Home… Chemo for Christ
"Fireworks are on the 3rd of July this year." "Huh?" We were out on a family walk down our beautiful country road. My husband didn't believe the four of us. With all the jokes played amongst our family, I could see why. My young adult sons had also thought I was joking when I'd first … Continue reading Share God’s Light… It’s the 3rd… Um… 4th of July!