Sunday, September 2, 2012


Dear Friends,
We are still reeling from the events of this past week. I am missing the words to express my emotions and thoughts. I try to explain to people the awesomeness of the event, which was of course precipitated by a day of gut wrenching horror, and I just can’t seem to properly express the feelings in my heart and soul. I incessantly recount each moment of that day. I have to admit that fear has begun to creep back into our lives and into our hearts. Living in the hospital 24/7 where science and God don’t seem to mix that well usually leads to long dark nights of questions that don’t have nice answers. I am so thankful for friends that are able to pray with us and encourage us to stay focused on the miracle. We need to REMEMBER what God has done for us and not lose sight of his amazing gifts.
Game time in the sunshine room with my cousin!!!
We are now a little more than 8 days post op and Christian is doing so well. We are slowly losing the tubes and drains. The pain medication is all but gone and his spirits are constantly on the rise. Today he sat up in bed all by himself and even stood for a few moments. Hopefully within the next few days he will start to eat some solid food and lose the last few tubes draining his abdomen. With his birthday only 5 short days away I am eager to get him home. We are planning one fantastic Star Wars themed birthday party for him on Sunday (which he must share with his daddy who is turning 33!) I am so thankful for this opportunity to celebrate another year of his life – a gift that is so fragile and never to be taken casually. If you live in the surrounding area and want to come and say Happy Birthday please feel free to drop in. Look for the balloons on Coopers drive.

A very dear friend shared this bible verse with me today and this is what I am going to stand on and put my faith in until Christian in completely healed.

“I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire, He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. “  Psalm 40: 1-2

Today I am thankful for:
1.A playlist during worship that God made just for Chris and I
2.Awsome old school movies to make you smile (When harry met sally, Father of the bride)
3.Pure unexplainable Joy
Visit from the uncles, Aunty and cousin noah


  1. You are very inspirational! Praying for Christian - beleiving that one day this will all be a memory!

  2. Love it! You sound so happy in this blog :) Christian and Jayden remain in my prayers as always. May you have a great celebration next weekend!! ~Crystal

  3. I love seeing that sweet smile. God is Good!

  4. Rejoycing with you ,God is so good ,all the best He has to offer is yours .
    Margaret Greenlaw

  5. I don't know your family but I know we all serve the same Amazing, Prayer-answering, Miracle-working God. I have cried for you, but Thank God am now REJOICING with you!! Praise His Mighty name!! You will continue to be in our prayers and our church congregation's prayers. Wishing Christian a happy and blessed birthday.

  6. WOW...
    My Mother-in-law lives in Airdrie (who is also fighting cancer) and my wife has been following your blog. We are hoping to send a birthday card out for Christian, or drop one off the next time we are in town.
    Do you have a church or home address we can forward it to?

    We pray God would continue to pour out his blessings on your family.



  7. Megan and Chris

    Everyday I marvel at the strength you two have to endure this huge challenge and continue to pray for you guys and mostly little Christian. I am so thankful that the news is good and that he is on the mend; it is such a nice smile he is giving in the last photo - he really does look good.

    Lots of love, prayers and thoughts.