Friday, November 12, 2010

"Mommy, Is G-ma Still Bringing Donuts?"

I am so excited about G-ma coming to visit. Her sole purpose in coming is to give Richard & me a bit of a break this weekend. Of course, Caleb is even more excited. However, I'm not sure if he's more excited about her coming or her bringing donuts.  Caleb truly has a one-track mind sometimes. All he can think of about his grandma visiting is her bringing him donuts.  It's their "thing" that they do together. So, he's asked about 15 times this week if she's still bringing donuts. 

He's woke up laughing at 4:30am this morning. Went to radiation with no problem. Started playing Wii about 10am. Lunch at 1 & napped until 3:30pm. He's back on that silly Wii again! Normally, we limit him to about 30 minutes per day. But, right now it's helping him to strengthen the muscles in his hands & arms by playing, so we're using it as therapy. He thinks he's just playing.

His attitude and mood have been exceptional today. He's played & laughed for most of the day. It is the most delightful sound I've heard in a long time.

Everyone is commenting on how remarkably well he's doing at this stage -- the oncology team, the radiation oncologist, the anesthesiologist, the therapists & nurses.  We are so pleased with his progress. Caleb is truly my miracle child. We prayed for him for 4 years before he was even born and every day since.

We are so grateful to everyone for your prayers & support through this. We know that prayer changes things. Our biggest prayer has been that God be glorified through this circumstance. I have been overwhelmed with the number of people who tell me that I have strengthened their faith because of mine. I don't feel like I've done anything special. All I've been able to do is turn to God and let Him strengthen me. When I am down, He picks me up. When I am weak, He is strong. He is there for me whenever I need Him -- and that is always! God is the reason that I can walk through this without fear. I know He's in charge and will see us through.

May the love of God shine upon all of you. He loves you very much & so do I.


  1. Colossians 1:9-12 (New International Version) ~ Since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.
    Still praying for you all...

  2. I can't be happier for you and your whole family. Like Lara, I've prayed for you and your family since I first heard of Caleb's illness. I think you are an AMAZING person. I hope Grandma's visit will help you ALL.

    Lots of Love & Prayers,