Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Update for Matthew for Tuesday, June 17

Dearest Friends and Family,

Matthew began a new regimen of chemo yesterday. He will have treatments for 5 days this week, have off 2 weeks and then have this same round of treatments again. He will have scans in about 6 weeks from yesterday.

His first day went very well even though it was very long. He actually was able to have friends over for a visit last evening. Today went ok but he is very tired this evening, not wanting to eat much, and having some stomach issues. There have not been any other bad side affects so far so we are thanking the Lord for that. We are praying for strength and endurance for him through these days of treatment.

As many of you know, these last 2 weeks have been very tough. Thank you for the extra words of encouragement, powerful words of scripture and prayers sent right through your e-mails and blog entries!! Knowing that God is "everywhere" takes on a whole new meaning when we think of His word and power coming through cyberspace!! Thank you, too, for sharing our needs with more of your friends that have felt led to pray for us as well.

We have exciting news that our son Ian is coming in for a visit next week. It will be so good to have him here with us!!

We have had absolutely beautiful weather today - blue skies, white fluffy clouds, and an amazing cool breeze. It's supposed to even be cooler tomorrow! We are thankful for less humidity and the ability to be outside. Matthew was able to sit out and enjoy the weather for awhile late this afternoon.

Isaiah 41:10 says: "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

Love and blessings, Nancy


quig said...

Thank you Nancy for your news and scripture lesson!!! We continue to hold Matthew and you and your family in our prayers and thoughts. May the strength of the Lord be with you all. Blessings, John

nbta said...

What a great verse to memorize. And what Good News from the Lord as you continue to trust in Him, have faith and believe.

We pray for Matt and all of you. The Lord is your God and He will strengthen and help you.

Anonymous said...

I have not stopped praying for Matt and will continue to pray. I also ask that God give you the strength you need.