Saturday, May 29, 2010

Quiet Weekend

Cash is over halfway done with treatment!  In fact the schedule we received on Friday showed only 10 more treatments.  Monday is a holiday so the tentative final treatment date is June 14.  Cash is doing great and it's been wonderful to have the whole family here.  I uploaded a video of Cash being very sweet with Kingston - you can see it on youtube here

It's really too hot to take the kids outside so we're staying home this weekend.  We will try and take the kids to the zoo or the aquarium again next week, but we're learning we have to go as early as possible.  The temperature rarely drops below 85 and the humidity stays around 90%...a bit different than Seattle. :-)

I have two additional prayer requests this week - the first is for the Yonkman family, Wendi's Aunt Alyce passed away this week after a long battle with cancer.  Aunt Alyce was very instrumental in my becoming a teacher and she made me a better teacher during our many conversations and will be missed tremendously.  The second is for the Brink family - Coleson's last scan revealed additional spots so they did a biopsy to determine what the spots are.  I hope they are benign as I know the Brink's are as well.  Any news regarding cancer since Cash's diagnosis has a much deeper impact on me than it did before.   Cancer has no age restrictions and no bounds and I look forward to the day when we're in Glory and don't have to worry about it anymore...

Thank you for your prayers as always and have a blessed Memorial Day weekend.


  1. Bill Jodi Alex levi and HanaMay 29, 2010 at 3:59 PM

    So sorry to hear about your aunt Alice. Our Sympathy to your family. Praying for healing for Coleson and Cash. You are right Cash is a good little so sweet!

  2. Oh sweetie, I totally understand your comment about the word cancer having a whole different meaning now. As I told your mom at the benefit, years ago before I heard the words 'You have cancer' I use to sit in church when there was a prayer request and think...oh yeah I will pray...and wouldn't really put any thought or heart into the prayer. Now when I hear a famiy such as yours is going through this, when I say I am praying...I AM with my whole heart!! Soon, I will walk in the relay for life and also the Seattle Race for the cure and my prayer always is that there will be a cure in our lifetime!!
    I am so glad that Cash is doing well with the treatments and only has 10 left!!

    My thoughts, support and prayers for you all!!!

  3. Sweetest video EVER! Cash has the pucker down. :) Enjoy your quiet weekend. We're continuing to pray for you guys!

  4. Our prayers go out to you and your family. So sorry to hear about your Aunt. You are so right, when you speak about Cancer, it knows no color, race, gender, or age. You are a brave and courageous family with so much support behind you. Yeah for only 10 more treatments, a long journey but so worth it. The video was priceless and congratulations on that new precious baby. The Rocha Clan