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
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!
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
It's chemo time for my husband Dave, who is fighting a rare stage four intestinal cancer. It has spread all over inside his small intestine and beyond, within his stomach and colon. All biopsy and genetics tests are back. The source has been found to be the appendix. Ironically, it can't be removed, yet it's … Continue reading 4/21 Dave’s Testimony: Prayers Weave a Greater Web than Cancer… Chemo Time
Dear Ukraine, My husband is fighting his own personal war to beat stage four rare cancer; but we continue to send prayers, love, and support to Ukraine! God save Ukraine! 💙🙏🏼💛 “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives … Continue reading Jesus Died and Rose Again for Ukraine!
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
It's been two weeks since I rushed my precious husband to the ER for the 6th time. He was finally admitted to the hospital. Unbelievably, we had to insist upon it. He has been severely ill over the last two months. Since being admitted, our world has turned upside down. In the blink of an … Continue reading 4/10 Dave’s Testimony: My Husband has Deadly Cancer… Palm Sunday Miracles
No, you can't erase their race, for they're beautiful and strong. They all fight because it's right; Citizens with flag and song. Children grown in just one day, now defend, and carry arms; Babies' lullabies are drowning Under shells, bombs, and alarms. Mamas' milk has all dried up, Causing some to weep and moan; So, … Continue reading You Can’t Erase Their Race… Ukrainian Refugee Poem