Saturday, May 11, 2013


Yesterday was tough.  We met with the oncologist.  Things are serious but certainly not hopeless.  They were able to remove all the cancer from Chris' knee.  The serious risk in this has always been to his lungs.  No cancer has been detected there so far.  He continues to be at significant risk for it, though.  

Chris will start chemo on Sunday and will be on it for a year.  He'll have periodic scans to check his lungs.  We don't know how often they'll be, and honestly are not hankering to begin a new wait for results.  

We really appreciate your prayers and support in this.  Specific things you can pray for or send good vibes on if that's more your style:

1.  Chris' lungs would stay cancer free.
2.  Wisdom in speaking with the boys about this.
3.  Wisdom in figuring out childcare for the summer and next school year.
4.  That we would lean into the Lord right now and take our anxieties to Him.
5.  Emotional, physical and spiritual protection for the boys.
6.  That we would LIVE and not just survive.

We are so thankful for all the supportive and generally amazing people in our lives right now.  Thank you.  Really.


  1. Thanks for letting us know and also for the specifics on what to pray for. I'll pray for every one. All our love...

  2. I'll be around most of the summer, and I would take the boys ANY time. Also, let me know if you decide on day camps. I'm completely undecided. I am sending the twins to Sky Ranch first week of July. Great Christian experience!

    1. I'm trying to get that figured out this week. I'll let you know.

  3. So so so thankful that the tumor was completely removed from his knee. Hope the bionic knee is still working well. I will especially pray for your boys, that you'll lean on each other and the Lord through this journey, and that you'll feel an extra special heaping dose of peace today. Know we love y'all so much!!!

  4. I kept thinking of what to say about this post. I think it's this: there is faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.
    In my experience,hope was not so useful after a point. I had to walk in faith -- believing that the act of doing the things I had to do was good, and enough. And then even the faith was useless, but the love, that has never passed: only grown and multiplied and dug deeper.
    I hope your story is prettier than my story. I have faith that the acts you two will do for yourselves, for each other, for your boys, and for your family will be so much more than enough.
    and I love you. A lot. and you guys have more than enough of your own love to manage.


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