Saturday, March 24, 2012

800 days

On January 18th, 2010, Sarah received her first chemo treatment. If my math is correct that means we are over 800 days of being in a chemo treatment program. Tonight, we pray, it will be the last night she takes a chemo pill. Praise God!

I went back and read the blog post from January 2010 and I cannot believe it is over. I remember receiving the program from the doctor in the hospital and I immediately did the math and said she will not finish until 2012!! Thank God, we've made it to 2012!

In all of this, I have been amazed how strong our Lord has made Sarah. I've admired her attitude and maturity during this process. This maturing process is also a sad aspect as she will never be that little girl that I carried into the hospital in 2010. This experience has forced her to be a young lady much too fast. Life has changed for all of us, we will never be the same. I praise God that the Anchor, Jesus, never changes. His love has been constant and unchanging. It did not matter if we were at the depths of despair or highest of joys, we could not be separated from Him and His awesome love.

As people read our story, our hope is that the theme has been constant. The best way to end is by a hymn that was written to encourage a person going through a terminal illness. It describes our journey in such a powerful way. God Bless,

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly trust in Jesus’ Name.

On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness seems to hide His face,
I rest on His unchanging grace.
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.

His oath, His covenant, His blood,
Support me in the whelming flood.
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my Hope and Stay.

When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh may I then in Him be found.
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.

On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

In pain but doing better

Thanks for your prayers yesterday. The only problem we had was a delay with the doctors' arrival but we were still home by 1pm.

You can see pictures of Sarah, mommy and her port.

Please keep praying for Sarah as she is on pain medicine. Her chest hurts from the port removal and now her back is hurting. They saw some bruising from the injection to her spine so they told us this was going to be a painful recovery. She has mixed emotions on pain medicine and just finishing steroids so she is going up and down with emotions.

The next big day is Saturday. She will take the last chemo pills on the 24th, which is also Deborah's 1st birthday! We will have a big day.


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Reminder to pray for Sarah tomorrow

Sarah goes in at 6:00 AM tomorrow for her surgery. They will remove her port and give the last spinal tap. Please pray for a smooth day and that the pain will not be too bad. This week has been very emotional as we finished the last chemo push, steroids, methotrexate and now we are removing the port. So pray for all the family as we deal with this in our own way, including little sisters. :)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

March Video Update