|We feel incredibly blessed that Caleb's fever finally took a hike, instead of a spike!|
|Caleb has been restricted from visitors, but luckily got to see his wonderful teacher, as well as the Head of his School! That really helped cheer him up.|
|We were so happy when they rolled Caleb out of the hospital, but it is with mixed emotions, as we are concerned about how vulnerable he is to germs right now. Caleb has also lost weight, so it's time to try to pack on the pounds with holiday goodies!|
|This cancer journey is so bizarre. We never know what to expect, but are very thankful for an incredible medical team, who helps us stay on top of it all.|
That is why we have promised each other as a family to cherish every moment and to count our many blessings. We have made a vow to appreciate every healthy moment and to pray harder every day of the week to protect Caleb during his remaining three years of treatment. I ran across this special poem and wanted to share part of it with you. It's a prayer we'll be sharing in a few days on Thanksgiving. We're certainly thankful for you, our dear family and friends. Thanks for being the people we can always count on to pray for Caleb. We hope you have a special week filled with love and many blessings.
to gather around the Thanksgiving table,
sharing the precious bond among family and friends,
let us remember that this abundant harvest,
this feast of delicious and nourishing dishes
is the fulfillment of our faith
that You will always provide for us.
We thank You
for the joy and happiness you give us, to lift us up,
and also for the sometimes difficult lessons and challenges
You give us to make us stronger, better,
and more aware of our need for You.
Thank you for the support and courage You give us
to get through troubled times.
Thank You for answered prayers
and also for the times You said "no,"
to keep us from stumbling off Your path for us.
We know that in all things,
You are working for our good.
Now, as we draw together in unity
to savor this wonderful dinner,
we are thankful for those who prepared it,
for those who join us to enjoy it,
and most of all, we thank You, Lord,
for the many different kinds of blessings
You continually grant us.
We pray that You'll bless this food,
and bless all of us as we gather together.
In Jesus' name we pray; Amen.