Monday, April 14, 2003

"Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that the we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen" Eph. 3:20-21

This verse has been our song of thanksgiving for several days now. We're sorry we're just now making an entry.

As you know, we were told it could take a week or more to get 20 million cells, but we knew Thursday that things looked good. The final count for Thursday was 30 million stem cells!!

Praise the Lord!! It puts us in a state that leaves us, literally, speechless. We went back the next morning and they got more, the final count is 40.9 million. We were anxious to get home and left as soon as we could. There wasn't room for a flea in the car. It looked like we were leaving for college.

We spent the rest of the weekend at the ballfield where Chase had a tournament. This one was different though, because it was a benefit tournament in honor of Frank. This event brought with it so many overwhelming emotions. We walked around on our feet all weekend but in our hearts, we were on our knees before the throne. The thankfulness and gratitude that we feel to each parent, and participant, is more than we can ever describe.

Our weekend was capped off with a birthday celebration for our daughter Chandler. She is 11 years old now. She is beautiful and wise beyond her years. The crowd pleaser was a "Dirt" Cake made from Oreo cookies.

We now have a week off before the next round of procedures. We look forward to the time off and for a chance to spend some quality time together.

Frank and Peggy

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