It was an extremely packed week full of appointments and meeting with old and new friends. We feel so blessed every time we meet a new dock8 family. It feels good to be able to share that bond with those that really "get it" and "live it." For Karly, it's a rare opportunity when she can talk with someone who can even remotely begin to understand what a life of terminal/chronic disease is. She would probably say that is her favorite thing about going back to NIH.We get questions like, "What is the worst thing about the haplo-bone marrow transplant," "When do you lose your hair," "When did you go outpatient," and "Where are the best places to go during your outpatient stay?" We pray for them to make it through the transplant and talk of hope.
The most exciting news is that Karly will be starting the Physical Therapy Assisting Program in August. It will be 2 years long, and she'll receive her Associate's Degree. She longed to do this since her cancer in 2009. When she didn't get into the program last summer, she had to be patient and wait till this year to try again. She re-took the one class she had a "B'" in and received an "A". God's timing is perfect, and her body is ready to withstand the rigors of the program. She is so grateful and beyond excited..which doesn't even begin to describe how she feels. We are so proud of all she has persevered through and the young woman she is. God is using her on the Ivy Tech campus, the Oneighty program, her Bible Studies, and I cannot wait to see what this next chapter brings.
I will end with Karly's life verse. It seems quite appropriate. Proverbs 3:5-6:
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths."