Friday, October 23, 2015

Mayo and Happy Birthday David!

Dave had his 7th follow up visit this week at Mayo and everything went well. This time he took Olivia and Jeremiah with.  They were excited of course. Wow. Hard to imagine we’ve had 7 follow up trips there since he finished his cancer treatments. We’ve gone there 11 times since this journey began. Wow.

Dave always gets a little nervous before going to Mayo. The long 5 hour drive helps him relax but he has so many bad memories of going there that he always seems to get quiet before he goes. The scope up his nose, camera down his throat, and people pulling on his jaw and tongue and sticking their hands in his mouth, always look so painful and annoying.

Praise God. 

All of the scopes and scans showed no signs of cancer. The doctors are so pleased with how well Dave is doing in his recovery.

The nerves in his neck are still causing him some trouble and he still has problems with his jaw but overall Dave is doing really well. He has reached his weight gain goal so now we need to start the exercise program to work on developing his muscle tone and building his strength up.

Wednesday was his birthday too. 

Happy Birthday David!
What a year it's been.  Add a newborn baby and stage 4 cancer survivor to it too. Marriage takes works.  Good hard work and lots of it. Plain and simply.  You gotta be a good team.   But I can say with humble gratitude to God,  we are both working like crazy to focus on God and Him alone.  Not each other.  Not the kids.  Not the world.  But God alone.  Everyday He is teaching us that He Is Enough.  Nothing more is required or needed. 

(Maybe sleeepppp!)

I am so blessed to be on a  mission with you.  I love to see how God is working in him and moving him. I am thankful for the way  He brought us together and is allowing us to go on this wild adventure with Him.  What an honor and a blessing.

I’m thankful to God for your life and your heart is still the hottest thing about you.  You challenge me and make me laugh so flippin’ hard.  You’ll always be my jam. I love you David.