Magnanimously homeschooling, worshiping, creating.......

Join us on a journey of faith, healing, learning to live with part of our hearts missing, and recovery, as our family rebuilds our lives, after our son's long battle with cancer....and his eventual rise on eagle's wings into Heaven...victory is his...he is serving the King!!!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

social time

By the way...CT SCANS ARE CLEAR!!!

We feel great of coarse, knowing no cancer is visible at this time.  We constantly remind ourselves of what God's words says about believing, trusting, not having matter what numbers they give us or how they harp about how difficult T-cells are to cure.  I can't wait for the 1 year mark to be over and clear.

There has been a massive amount of feeling better going on around here. Don't get me wrong, there are little bumps still, constant reminders to drink enough, go for walks, blood pressures to be taken, veggies to be juiced, but it has been lovely.  Yes, I am tired; some days so much so that I just do what I can to get through the day, but we are charging forth in joy and thankfulness.

Many blessings to you and prayers for all the little cancer fighters out there, including some who are not hearing the best news.

Friday, March 23, 2012

plugging along

This week has gone quite well so far.  Braveheart is feeling much better, especially toward the beginning of the week.  Today and yesterday he is more sleepy.  We notice little things like suddenly he is taking 3-5 pills in one gulp like he used to.  The other day before it got a bit gloomy out, we noticed him taking his walk down our street with his sister.  He just looked and walked kinda normal, does that make sense?  I know that seems weird, but it's those kind of things that one sees sometimes.  I am (we are) so excited for him to continue to get better.

The big news this week is that we have our CT scan on Monday, so we are just trusting the Lord on this one. No one suspects much for this 6 month out scan.  I may not be so calm for the year out one.  I feel like we have come so far you know?  Are we on a turning point?  There will be lots of fluids involved with this.  They are going to help him with that.  We will be there all day long. 

Thank you for your believing prayers.  Sometimes you wonder if you are 'toiling in vein' but God sends His word which is so good...

Isaiah 49

 1 Listen to Me, O Islands,
And pay attention, you peoples from afar.

The LORD called Me from the womb;
From the body of My mother He named Me.
2 He has made My mouth like a sharp sword,
In the shadow of His hand He has concealed Me;
And He has also made Me a select arrow,
He has hidden Me in His quiver.
3 He said to Me, “You are My Servant, Israel,

In Whom I will show My glory.”
4 But I said, “I have toiled in vain,
I have spent My strength for nothing and vanity;
Yet surely the justice due to Me is with the LORD,
And My reward with My God.”

Saturday, March 17, 2012

i don't always have it together

Sometimes I suppose it looks like I have it all together.  I am strong in the Lord.  I am human.  I have days like recently where I am reflective...thoughtful..not depressed, just thinking...asking 'why?'....why did my brave boy have to have cancer?  Why does my dear brave boy have to have kidney damage?  Why so many complications? Will he ever find love?  Have children?  How will You use him Lord because I know you have called him...I know that in my gut.  I know all the usual responses, the verses....I cling to those but sometimes I just have to have a moment I guess. 
Maybe I just don't feel well.  Maybe a long stressful illness can be similar to a death, in that there are stages of grief.  Maybe I am just tired.
I know I will feel better again, refreshed in the Lord.  I am older now and just a itsy bitsey bit wiser.  I know that everyone has there mountain to climb.  I know that if your life is going perfectly, hang on, be will come, that mountain. 
I am ok.
I am thankful.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

happy late birthday to me

Well, my birthday was Friday.  I am 42!!  I feel so old with my failing physical stature from hospital stays and weight gain.  I am working on that and having a start to success here.  Why do we so often have to be so old to really get the true will power to want to change?  I think experiencing the truth of aging goes a long way. Aches, pains etc..

Nice birthday.  Ate a little off but not horrible.  I am juice fasting for the day today.  Braveheart had some juice this morning with a warm bowl of oatmeal and a cornucopia of legal drugs! Haaa.  He went back to bed.  I can't wait until he can be off of the meds that make his face still be puffy.  His weight is too high so dealing with that.  Clinic tomorrow bright and early.







Love you all...Me


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Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:
MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.