Dec 16, 2012 - 10:41 am
Another great week for Nelson's recovery. His first post treatment CT scan officially showed no remaining cancer! He can now say he HAD cancer! He is in the survivor club!
I have had a quiet morning sipping coffee and taking some time to reflect on the last few months. I am so overwhelmed with gratitude. For the treatment team for their excellent care and their commitment to Nelson's total recovery. For the countless friends and family who have prayed for us, loved us and helped us. For the people who have gone above and beyond to help us get back on our feet financially. People we know well and those we don't know at all. It is amazing. God's love has shown so strong through these people. One particular family has huge hurdles of their own, but have poured out love and generosity like we never could have imagined. Their 12 yr old daughter is fighting osteosarcoma with mets to the lungs. Nelson was her softball coach a few years ago and we became friends. Not super close, but friends. They said that they have been helped very generously and God put Nelson on their hearts to share some of the support they have received. It is so humbling. I still can't believe how many people stepped forward to eagerly pour out their time and money when they have their own struggles. It is a testament to not only their faith and character, but Nelson's impact on so many lives. His spirit and joy have touched so many. Everyone is eager for him to get back that Nelson 'bounce'! I am so grateful he is mine! I don't think he has any idea how much his natural enthusiasm and joy for life affects those around him. If there is any good that can come from his fight with this beast, it is the knowledge that he has made a difference for so many people and he is loved immensely.
We are sitting in a warm home with a stocked fridge and pantry. We have a Christmas tree filled with amazing gifts for our 12yr old daughter Hannah. We have Nelson's car running and with brand new tires so he has his independence back. We have our utilities paid and all our immediate needs met. All of this is possible because of the generosity of so many people. We are so blessed and grateful for your love and support. We will never forget what has been done for us. We can't wait until we are in a position to pay it forward!