Saturday, April 3, 2010

Update from Laurie, April 2, 2010

After over a month of having my sister Nikki here to help with every little thing that we needed, she had to go home to Idaho today! Jack was a bit upset that she had to leave and kept asking her not to go as she tried to convince him that she could just fit him in her carry on and take him with her. We have been very lucky and we are very grateful for all the help we have had over the past month, but we want to say a special thank you to Nikki for all that she did for us. She instantly became Braden's second mommy and was up for anything that we needed. Jack loves having her around and I know he is looking forward to having her come back for the shave off next weekend. Thank you Nikki...we love you so very much! Now if only her and Shawn could move closer.......​

My other sister, Stacey, comes in town Sunday morning to visit and help us as Jack begins his second round of chemo on Monday morning. My brother-in-​law, Scott, will arrive on Wednesday as well so we are really looking forward to having them here! We will be in the clinic at PCH all week, but so happy that we get to go home at night. I pray that Jack makes it through this round as well as he did his last. As long as his levels are good, which the Dr's think that they will be, he will be making his bald headed appearance at the shave off on Saturday. He will only be able to be there for a short time...enou​gh time to shave off some hair and see some friends that he hasn't seen in awhile.

Plea​se keep your prayers coming...we are just at the beginning of this long road and we will take all the prayers and well wishes you can give!


  1. God IS able and He will see Jack through...

  2. A Mother's Prayer

    Dear Lord, it's such a hectic day,
    With little time to stop and pray.
    For Life's been anything but calm,
    Since You called me to be a mom.
    Running errands, matching socks,
    Building dreams with building blocks.
    Cooking, cleaning and finding shoes,
    And other stuff that children loose.
    Fitting lids on bottled bugs,
    Wiping tears and giving hugs.
    A stack of last week's mail to read-
    So where's the quiet time I need?
    Yet, when I steal a moment, Lord,
    Just at the sink, the ironing board,
    To ask the blessings of Your grace,
    I see then, in my small one's face,
    That You have blessed me all the while,
    And I stoop to kiss that precious smile.

  3. My prayer will be with Jack. Hope He's doin great nowadays.