Monday, July 11, 2011

Making Memories

Our motto lately has been PLAY, PLAY, and PLAY some more!
Here we are PLAYING:
Emptying Grandma's sock drawer
Going for walks
Swimming in the Moab pool
Trying to get warm after swimming
Family dinners and fun
Ryan Shupe concert
More pool and Moab time
I love my family so much and am so grateful for all the fun memories we are making!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

It's not Goodbye, but See ya Later

So how do I even start? A month ago, on Mother's Day to be exact, my family and I decided to stop all chemo and any further treatments for my cancer. We are going to allow the disease to take it's course. This was an incredibly difficult decision for everyone, but the chemos seem to be causing more damage than good. My bone marrow has been saturated by cancerous cells and all chemo will do is prolong the process. I have spent the last 3 years fighting hard and giving my all, but the time has come to let go.
I have no fear of returning home and look forward to seeing the generations of friends and family I have on the other side, including my son Nathanael. I know that I will still have a part in my family's lives here on the earth and though I have cried buckets of tears and will miss my family immensely, I know this is God's will and that is my greatest desire to fulfill His will.