Monday, June 27th
Not too much has happened in the last few days. Jacob has been doing VERY well! Thank you Jesus! He has not been sick at all!!! It is amazing. Truly our prayers have been answered. We are so thankful! God never ceases to amaze us. This chemo has bothered him and made him sick since day one. He did so good all last week of treatment. Amazing!
Saturday, we didn’t do a whole lot. I guess I was still expecting him to start feeling sick at some point. His cousins came over and it was a beautiful day, so they just played and had a good time.
Sunday, we got up and went to church with my sister Liz. It was so good! I am so happy that we went. We had a good day just hanging out at the house, Jacob’s cousins came over to play and we cooked out. Loving the weather! At dusk, when I was outside talking to Ken on the phone, I noticed the fireflies starting to come out. When we hung up, I went in and got the boys to show them. They were so impressed! It was gorgeous! The fireflies covered the corn field like twinkling lights. Jacob got teary-eyed and said it was one of the most beautiful things he had ever seen and hoped that he would never forget how beautiful it was. We’ve had the talk several times now, about how he (we) needs to learn so much from having cancer. Learning to not take things or people for granted, seeing the beauty in things, not letting little or unimportant things upset or stress you out and appreciating all that God has blesses us with. Maybe he’s too young to totally understand, but hopefully if I say it enough, it’ll sink in. 🙂
Today, not the best day, but still okay. We woke up with it being kinda gloomy outside. It seemed to set the mood for all of us the rest of the day. The kids had a really hard time getting along and I was crabby. Was it from the kids arguing or was I just crabby in the first place? I don’t know. All I know is that the 3 of us were all feeling it. I think just being away from home and this whole ordeal is just getting to us or at least it seemed to be today. Well, thankfully the sun came out later this afternoon. It seemed to help out our moods too. Thank you Jesus! 🙂 I’m trying to find the good in all the bad – there’s always something to be thankful for. It can always be worse!!! Plus, talking to Ken always (or usually – ha!) makes me happy, so thankfully he called a couple times.
Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day. Please continue to pray for all of us. We could certainly use it. I would of thought that things would get easier, but it’s not. Harder every day. Please continue to pray for Jacob’s healing. Pray that he will continue to have minimum or preferably no side effects. We are so thankful for all the prayers! We can’t thank you enough!!!