Saturday, January 16, 2010


As I sit here this morning, it seems strange. The quiet is overwhelming. Oh 7:19 in the morning was usually a somber time for this house. It was usually me and a hamster wheel making noise. But the potential for chaos was always there. But the scattering of a family has occurred. And today with Tyler gone, Trent soon to be at an all day robotics build, the little girls on weekend fur-low at the Reads, and the Hamster wheel quiet, it seems quite odd. Thank goodness Kelsey will fly in today and shake this place up a bit. There is so much more to beat than cancer here, so much more.
But it is time to stop pondering and live in the reality of bill paying Saturday and the weekend clean routine. So Onward Christian Soldier, marching as to war. ( give credit to that wonderful old hymn) It is true that if you don't pick up your cross daily, you can easily leave it lying in the dirt somewhere. So praise God for splinters in the shoulder. If you have to dust off your cross today, you'll find it cleans up nicely.
Oh and don't worry Karly, the hamster is just sleeping!

Love Ya all,


  1. Still praying...still hoping...

  2. Much love and prayers for all of you. I haven't been able to read the blog for awhile so have been "catching up"...WOW.

    May God continue to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine. His light shines through these posts. I know you are struggling immensely but you continue to trust Him in all these things and bring Him glory through your faith and perseverance.

    We are just a phone call away...whatever you need.

    In Christ,
    Paul, Susan & the girls