And He said unto me, "My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
2 Corinthians 12:9

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Update and Prayers

Sorry for such a delay in our posting.  We first hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  Secondly, we hope that you have had a great 2011 and are looking forward to a great 2012. 

2011 has obviously been an interesting year.  A birth of a baby and continued trials and victories with M's seizures it has certainly been a fast moving roller coaster.  These last couple months have certainly been interesting as November proved to be one of M's best months in years and December was looking to repeat and better the Thanksgiving month.  Until this week....

This week has been a struggle at best.  We are not sure entirely why, but just in the last 4 days M has had close to 30 seizures, with two days of 9 plus.  We are certainly baffled as to what has changed and what has caused the increase, but M amazingly keeps pressing on.  Continue to lift her up this week as it truly has been very challenging and emotionally draining on her. 

Additionally, many of y'all recall our precious Angel of a Nanny, E.  E truly has been a blessing this year and we are grateful for the last few months that we have been able to have her.  However, earlier in the year she made a commitment to another family to work for them and her last day with us was this past Friday.  While the seizures made for an emotional week, saying goodbye to our recent angel made it even more difficult. 

That said,  we are in the hunt for a new nanny.  So....if any of you out there has someone in mind or know of someone who would want to nanny, we are interviewing.  Please send them our way!!!

Lastly, while we celebrated this month B's 5th year of being cancer-free we will be getting the official news this week from MD Anderson.  Praise the Lord for continued good news of B being cancer-free. 

We pray for everyone a blessed end to 2011 and blessed beginning to 2012!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Round 3...IVIG

Precious Friends and Prayer Warriors,

M begins another round of IVIG tomorrow and we are praying that we'll see improvement similar to what we have experienced as of late.  That said, we seem to be going through some peaks and valleys.  Over the last month plus she has experienced multiple days without a seizure.  However, those days seem to be followed by some of the roughest days we have had to experience yet.  There is no rhyme or reason as to the sudden reappearance of the seizures after her good days.  So, we are prayerful the the seizure-free days will increase and M will be able to enjoy her time with Critter.

Please also pray that the infusion will run smoothly.  We were supposed to have received all the meds and supplies today to begin treatment first thing in the morning.  However, that did not happen and we'll now be delayed a few hours before we are able to begin the treatment.

Side note, praise God, M has gone almost 4 days without any seizures!!!!  May it continue!

Thursday, December 8, 2011


 Praise the Lord, blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who finds great delight in His commands. Surely he will never be shaken; a righteous man will be remembered forever. He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD!! Psalm 112: 1,6-7

We're here!  The big F-I-V-E!!  It's the mark that they tell you to hold out for...we no longer have to say "No Evidence of Disease."  Now, we are allowed to say that he's in "Remission!"  Can I get a Praise Jesus?  Yes, today is the day that we celebrate because Five Years Ago today, the doc told us that B was cancer free!! 

Though today is a day of celebration, it means so much more for me.  It is a day that reminds me of how much I adore this man the Lord has blessed me with for the last eight plus years (I want at least another 90+)!!!  This man constantly denies himself to serve others.  Just as his shirt read that he wore to each chemo appointment, "Not I, but Christ!"  That is B, constantly seeking ways to take the attention off of himself and focus on others and how to bring glory to our Lord!!  Having cancer never had anything to do with him, but with others.  How could he glorify the Lord and serve others?  That was his goal!!!

I'll put some links in here to try to make the post short, but if you want to glance back at the journey, you can follow the links.

The original blog
September 11, 2006-The day B was diagnosed.
December 8, 2006-The day we found out he was cancer FREE
December 11th-one of our sweet friends ran the White Rock Marathon (pregnant) for Ben

So, the point of this post is to just shout out praises to the Lord!!

I am so grateful that the Lord  created this man and placed him in my life.  I can't (and don't want to) imagine life without him and the daily challenge that he provides (with no words, but actions) in my daily walk with the Lord!!  Thank you, Lord, for healing B and allowing even more people to meet him and be blessed by him.  May you always get the glory, Lord!!!