Yesterday, Sunday, David went to Church for the first time in several weeks. He told the Bishop he was very glad to partake of the Sacrament with the ward family and asked him to express his gratitude to the Aaronic Priesthood. David was quite ill on Saturday with a very bad headache and a queasy tummy, so I didn't expect him to make it to Church at 9:00am, but he did. He was very tired when he got home and just rested the rest of the day.
Except we had a great family day! First of all, Shawn and Amy Theobald and their 4 beautiful children came to visit us before they move to Boston where Shawn will be entering a nurse anesthetist program- what an accomplishment for him! We are so very proud of him and all that he as accomplished. Shawn lived with us for his senior year at Delta High School and so we have a special place in our hearts for him. This visit meant a great deal to David. It was a lovely visit, and Amy is just one of those good little mommies who loves and watches over her children with such love and care. We hope for the best for your family, Shawn and Amy, and a safe journey to New Hampshire! We love you all!
Then Mike, Michelle, Crew and Hudson brought dinner for us and we ate and played and had a wonderful time. Crew and I played good guys/bad guys; hid behind the fence for Abbie to find us; watched the birds; ate watermelon and kiwi; sang songs in the swing and it was all a perfect ending to a wonderful Sunday.
David had great plans to work in the garden this week, but we are expecting rain every day until Friday, so the garden will have to get by without him for a few days. But the lettuce and beets Abbie planted a few weeks ago are coming up! This was part of our garden last year!!
Well, we're still waiting for radiation treatment to kick-in to determine our schedule for the next few weeks and what we can or cannot plan to do. David gets frustrated at his inability to do all he wants to do, but we do see improvement overall. I think he will probably spend a few hours at work this week - there's a lot going on there this time of year and he is constantly worrying and thinking about it.
We'll keep you posted. Thank you for your prayers and good wishes. This past week has been a very difficult one for us. This being in limbo between jobs, between schedules, between medications, between responsibilities, between reality, between realistic expectations, between life and death is overwhelming. We are figuring it out day by day and are very grateful for your continued kind words and hugs.