Tuesday, February 7, 2012


As promised here are a few photos. These times are precious, and these photos are so dear to me....  thank you Auntie E for these---(In case you ever need a photographer she is pretty awesome!! http://www.facebook.com/pages/DreamFlash-Photography/359761366081)

These are from Superbowl Sunday-

 Snuggling with ducky. She loves to nap on laps. Yes she is three, but this is what we love. It nurtures both souls.

 Ducky's Scar, staples were still in this photo.

 Out taking pictures with Auntie E

 "Say Cheese E"

Our beautiful Evey. The last weeks, have grown you up so much Princess.

We have had a good day... Joel helped do dishes and went with when, we picked up Princess from Preschool. It was nice to get out of the house and having him help me with the dishes, is always a bite of normal.

Tonight we start decreasing one of his medications, the steroids to be exact--- pray for no complications. This needs to go smoothly so we can decrease all the other medications. I really feel as though his seizure medication is really causing a lot more side effects at this time then we realize. He is quite tired at times, and been anxious. His mind is busy mostly with thankful thoughts, occasionally work or historical thoughts... HA!! So if you get a text or email or phone call... please keep in mind that these medications are really taxing on the mind... for both of us... He is still Joel but his mind is really being stressed at times. I appreciate that his friends have understood this and kept the mood light.

 Joel and I continue to be amazed at how people love us. Generosity and compassion from so many friends is nearly overwhelming. Joel has been calling it a "ground swell of blessing" an accurate description for our hearts cry.

Also pray as we get physical therapy going. I am going to try and get home PT to start with---  as its hard work just leaving the house... 

Next up more pictures soon... and the disabled parking pass, (I always wanted a good parking spot!) This will come handy as Joel is wanting to take me out to valentines day dinner. I told him, we will see.

 Have I mentioned lately that I love this man? I never ever would have imagined in my wildest nightmares dreams that we would be facing this-- but am thankful we get to face this cancer together one day at a time. No one can understand this road, or how deeply you fall in love with your partner unless you experience this. When I say this I mean, nearly loosing your spouse and facing cancer. I do not  wish it on any one, but there truly are blessings even in the most dire of situations. Love is so powerful. Even through these tears, it can't be diluted only strengthened.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, for your love, generosity, thoughts and prayers. We plan on spending the rest of our life paying this grace and love we have been shown--- forward.


Carol said...

How are you doing, buddy? Rest up and take it one day at a time. Love you, Bill and Carol

Carol said...

It was good to talk to you. Hang in there buddy. All will be alright because of your strong faith. God will be with you always. You will be in our prayers. Love, Uncle Bill