Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Hello!!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! (And in case we miss it...Happy Valentines Day)

To all those who are upset at us for not updating sooner, we sincerely apologize. We did actually attempt to post an update around Christmas, but it got lost in cyberspace and never made it to John. Again, thank you John for helping us to keep this website going.After Frank got back from his second transplant, things really got busy for us. He recovered quickly for which we are so thankful for God's healing touch on Frank's body.

Our house sold. We began moving things in after Thanksgiving. We made 3 to 4 trips daily, moving things in until closing. Dec. 4 it was official - we slept in the new house for the first time. Just like you guys, the holidays were wonderful and we enjoyed being with family.

Frank had a chemo treatment the second week of December. He had to fight hard with Dr. B in Little Rock, but he won and got to stay in Memphis for that treatment. It was good that he was feeling almost normal by Christmas. I was so glad he was able to feel good enough to enjoy the kids.

Frank goes every Monday to West Clinic for his blood work. He comes home from work with his "report card" (that's what he likes to call it). His white count hovers around 3. We wish it were a little higher, but aren't complaining. He feels good most days and his spirits are incredible. We were able to hear Dr. Weir speak at a church here in town. He has such a sweet and gentle nature about him. We feel blessed to have him watching over Frank.

I started working with Crye-Leike here in Memphis selling Real Estate. I am learning things every day and have some vary gracious people that have come along beside me and helped me get started. I am excited and challenged to be doing something different. The timing has been good, Frank has been very supportive as well as the kids.

We feel so honored that you (that would be YOU if you happen to be reading this!) still pray for us and keep up with Frank's progress. We are so thankful for how far he's come in the treatment plan. And it feels so good to feel a sense of normalcy at home.

But, Frank does still have a year of treatment to go. Please continue to praise the Lord with us for his continued remission. Also for our brother-in-law Jim. Please pray with us for successful treatments this next year. We want the Lord to be glorified through all of this. We continue to thank God for each one of you!