Wednesday, March 7, 2007

"Normal Days!"

It's been 2 weeks since I updated the blog. During that time, Matthew completed his marathon week of chemo, got through a tough weekend of his body responding to the treatment and after that, 10 days of Matthew feeling good; basically "normal". He has enjoyed getting out on his own, driving to Johnson City to be with his friends who are on Spring Break and even going for bloodwork and other check-ups at the doctor on his own. (I'm sure he's SO glad to get away from Mom and Dad for a bit. They do tend to "hover" at times! Ha!)
Next Monday & Tuesday (March 12 & 13) begins Matthew's next round of chemo. He will have follow-up treatments on the two following Tuesdays. This regimen of treatments usually has more harsh side effects which will hit the later part of next week. We appreciate your prayers during that time.
God continues to bless us with precious friends and family that pray, constantly support and bring us meals. Let me give you an example. Our pastor and his family live across the street from us, which we absolutely love! Lydia, our pastor's wife, put lights in the windows for Christmas making sure that two lights were in the windows facing us. All the Christmas decorations came down at their home except the two lights in the window facing us which shine every night. Lydia tells us that they are our reminder that they are there, loving us, supporting us, and would come in an instant if we needed them. I can't tell you how many times I've looked out of my kitchen window and been uplifted and encouraged by the shining lights in those windows! God is SO good!


nbta said...

Praise God! What a blessing to have such support. We continue to pray for Matthew, your family, and all your great friends who love you and walk with you through these days.

Ruth W. said...

Yes, I too have Matthew in my mind all the time. May God give him comfort with thus last round of chemo.

quig said...

Well, I'm crying. Tears of joy for Matthew's progress... we will keep praying for him and you and your family... and now I need to ask you and him to pray for my best friend Dennis, he has prostate cancer and will begin radiation tratments soon. While his prognosis is good, they caught it early there is always need for prayers... He and his wonderful caregiver wife, Marie, need your prayers. God bless you, john

Kristy said...

I just read your last two entries and I just have to say, what a blessing to have Stan & Lydia across the street. The two candles in the window is so thoughtful and I can see how that would provide you with encouragement at those times when you need it the most.

As always, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I miss you all so much and love you! Give Matthew a big hug for me!