Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Isaiah has felt better as the day has progressed. Twice, at different times today, I heard him say out loud, "Thanks Jesus." I asked him about this.
"I'm just so happy I'm not in the hospital," he explained. "I feel like a reglear kid! (Reglear is one of his last remaining little kid words - he means regular, of course). I don't even feel like I'm in leukemia today. But I know that I am."
As often happens, hearing his heart made me both very happy and more than a little sad.
But we are grateful today. He seems to be feeling very strong.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Fasting and spinal went well. Isaiah fasted until he woke up from the spinal at 2, then again that afternoon for his regular daily 3 hour fast. "I'm a fasting man!" he announced. The next day was hard: he had a lot of abdominal pain and couldn't walk. We had some tears which is very rare. He slept well and is feeling much better now. Thank you!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Our vacation at HoneyRock (in Wisconsin's Northwoods) was wonderful. We continue to be so thankful for Isaiah's strong health. Other than a couple days when he was just very tired, Isaiah felt great. This was our longest stretch (3 weeks in all) without a doctor's appointment in over 2 years! The kids absolutely loved their many daily adventures in the woods. They rock climbed, canoed, sailed, kayaked, swam, rode horses, mountain biked, shot guns, shot arrows, made leather crafts, water skied, and played, played, played. We had good visits with some great friends. Nate spoke to several groups at multiple gatherings throughout our time but mostly we just played and relaxed. Our favorite part was just being together and watching the kids being kids. Here are some pictures!