Sunday, May 1st

I wasn’t too sure about what today was going to bring.  Jacob got up this morning and threw up within the first hour.  Kind of strange since he hasn’t had chemo in a couple days and since he did pretty well yesterday.  Thankfully that was the only time, but could tell he just wasn’t himself.  It took a while to get him to eat, but finally got him to drink a smoothie filled with lots of good stuff and then he was good to go.  Still pretty tired, but better.   He ended up “helping” his Uncle Kyle dig a hole with the loader.  He thought that was pretty cool!

This afternoon, Jacob’s Aunt Lisa, Uncle Greg and cousins came over.  Also, Grandma Myrna and Papa Ron came down for the day.  We had a very nice visit.  It’s bittersweet being here.  On one hand, it’s nice to be here with my sisters and their families, my brother and his family a 1/2 hour away and then my parents only an hour and a half away.  But on the other hand, we’re down here for the wrong reason and wish we weren’t here at all.  As my sister said, “We’ll never get a chance like this again to all be together for a year, so let’s make the most of it.”

This evening was pretty quiet.  After all the company left, Jacob, Caleb, Jayden, my sister Rachel and I sat around the dining room table and played a board game.  I lost!  🙁  We had a good time though.  🙂  Those are memories that can never be taken away. 

We will have somewhat of a busy week.  Still not sure of Jacob’s physical therapy schedule.  They told me they mailed it last week, but I never got it.  Hopefully they don’t have an appointment scheduled for tomorrow.  Not really wanting to run up to Grand Rapids last minute.  It’s an hour drive one way.  We will have to go to the clinic on Thursday to get Jacob’s blood counts checked.   And hopefully we’ll find time each day to Skype with his class.

Please continue to pray for Jacob.  I now it’s going to be a long year, but I hope you’ll think of him often.  Pray for his healing, that he will have minimum side effects, that he will continue to have a positive attitude through this ordeal, that he will be able to walk and run around again very soon and that he will continue to put his faith and trust in God.  I guess you could pray that for Ken and I too.  🙂

We are so thankful for all of you, your messages and prayers!  I could never thank you enough!!!

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  1. Lynn Bowman says:

    What a great photo! I’m sure it was a lot of fun. I think and pray for your family often. You were right when you said you will never have another year in your life to spend as much time with your family. Even though it is the wrong reason to be there, you are fortunate to have family close to you. I know all four of you will prevail!



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