We are finishing up a 5-day regimen today at the hospital. Since we were traveling back from Talladega last Monday, they started on Tuesday and since the clinic is closed on weekends, we had to do day 5 in the hospital. So far, it has been less than ideal. This time yesterday, we were finishing the chemo and taking on fluids. Today, we are still waiting on the chemo drugs to be brought up by the pharmacy and haven’t even started. I’m really glad I did not let Holly do this today. She was exhausted last night and slept for 13 hours. That is NOT like her at all. She usually sleeps 6-7 hours at the most. But that lets me know just how tired she was. Daddy can handle it today so Mama can rest. It is Mother’s Day weekend, after all!
Caleb has done very well again this week. There has been just a little nausea a couple of days, but for the most part Caleb has had a lot of energy and instead of dragging around the house in the evenings, he has wanted to go outside and do fun boy stuff. I am so proud of him. Usually the five-day outpatient regimen is hardest on him because of the daily trips into town and having to go home every night instead of resting at the hospital. It also takes it out on us with the driving and also with the high price of gasoline. It all takes its toll on all of us. But we are trusging along and are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
This past Thursday, Caleb got to sit in with the band during rehearsal at New Hope. He was so excited, nervous, and overwhelmed! He told me afterwards that he did not know a lot of the chords on the music. I told him that is why he must practice and that’s why he was there – to learn. It was a sweet moment for Holly and I as Caleb was playing and Joshua wanted to sing with the guys on the praise team. It is awesome seeing the desire to fulfill their calling and serve the Lord. We are beyond blessed.
Speaking of blessed, we want to wish all you mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day! I am so thankful for my mother and all she means to me. She has been through a lot the last few months as well as enduring this journey with us. Thanks, Mom. I love you! I am thankful for the mother of my children and all she does to make our house a home. I love my wife something fierce! And all you mothers out there should be thankful this weekend. Be thankful that you are not having to deal with what we have dealt with these past few months. Be sure to thank God for all the precious moments and for healthy children. It is something that is so easy to take for granted until it is almost taken from you. Take a moment this weekend as we honor you to hug your children tight and cherish every minute you have with them.
Proverbs 31:10-12 NLT “Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is more precious than rubies.Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life.She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.”