Sunday, June 1, 2014

18 months

Originally that was my expected expiration date.  That date was May 27th.  It came and went like a normal day and I totally forgot to celebrate.  I think that's a good thing though.  It means I'm not preoccupied with this disease anymore.  Of course I still talk about it with people I reconnect with or meet, but it doesn't control my everyday thoughts.

I have more energy, and this week while visiting my family and friends in Atlanta, I've managed to do a lot.  I met up with some old friends for Andy Smith's birthday.  He's the one who did the video of Karley's 8th birthday party for me when I first got sick.  Loved visiting with them!  It was an interesting night to say the least.  Even ran into a friend I haven't seen since middle school.  Long time!

Hope everyone had a safe and fun Memorial Weekend and remembered the real reason for that extra day off of work!

Tuesday we went to Six Flags with Shelley, Jacob, and Maddie Briscoe.  It was Karley's first visit and we happened to get to go with her family.  Maddie is a stage 4 neuroblastoma survivor.  We had a great time and Darren Briscoe took us to dinner afterwards.   Thank you guys!

The rest of the week we spent visiting family and friends.  It was a crazy busy week!

Please pray for my cousin Jessica.  She's currently recovering from knee surgery.  She's tough though.  I'm sure she'll be fine.

We can't wait to visit again before we head up to Washington DC.  My dad took me as a kid, so I want to take Karley.  I remember it being so much fun.  After the trip, we are planning on letting Karley compete in the Battle of Atlanta karate tournament.   Then I'll have my scans.  It's going to be an insane two weeks by June 13th so I'll be resting while I can.

Thank you all for your continuous support and prayers.  Life is flying by and every day I think less and less about this stupid cancer and more and more about our future.  God sure is great!

Although we may interpret the bible differently according to where we are in life, below is one of my favorite versus given my current state.  It probably doesn't have the same meaning for all of us....  

Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."


  1. So glad you are blogging, and I wish you only the best in this difficult battle. I'm sure many others are reading, even if they don't comment.

  2. I wanted to comment to let you know we are reading and following your journey....Gives me strength and inspires me to do more each time I visit...Thank You for Sharing

    1. Rick, thank you so much for your kind words! I'll keep sharing as long as the good Lord enables me too. My sister is also a contributor if there ever comes a time I can't keep up! God bless you!