1/31/2009 11:25 PM
Today has been a very busy day for Shana and Devree. They moved into their new 2 bedroom suite. (It seems extravagant at first, but it isn’t when you realize that the sick kid undergoing chemo is sleeping all the time in the other room.) The move wore poor Devree out. She slept long and hard while Shana went out into their new world and started collecting the things that they need to set up house.
We are so grateful for the car that Shana is able to use. Our new Germantown Ward has been so supportive. Thank you so very very much!!!
Aunt Danawn called with a wonderful question. This Sunday is “Fast Sunday” for all of us Mormon type folks. (Fasting is when we skip two meals. The sacrifice helps us feel nearer to our Heavenly Father, and it is an excellent time to pray for those things that are really important.) She asked if there was something specific that everyone should be fasting and praying for. My first thought was, “I want to go for the whole enchilada!!!” As long as we are praying for miracles, I want to pray for a complete recovery.
I searched my heart more… A very important thing will be happening in the next couple of days. Devree’s doctors will be deciding her treatment. There are so many of you praying for her… Will you please pray that the doctors will be inspired as they decide on Devree’s treatment plan? I’m not sure how often the names on a prayer roll change, but it would be perfect if her name were on all those prayer lists again during this time.
We keep learning more about this world of cancer fighters. Our boys have received little packets from an organization called “SuperSibs!” (http://supersibs.org/) They are concerned about siblings that develop emotional problems because Mom & Dad are putting all of their energy into their child with cancer. Some kids really begin to feel lonely and forgotten.
Anyhow, our boys all received a magnet that lists all of the different emotions that a person could possibly have. There is another magnet in the shape of a window frame. Each of the boys can put their window frame around the emotion that they are feeling.
Noble led the way and put his up on the fridge and selected the happy face. Shay and Dane decided to follow his lead. Shay and Dane selected “happy” too. Whew!!! I’ll have to keep an eye on their charts. Shana and I have really been trying to focus on how the boys are doing.
This is too long, but I have to share one funny thing with you. Mr. Mom has been doing laundry today. When I finish folding and hanging up the whites, I notice that Shay’s white shirt for church is not in the load. “Shay! Where is your white shirt? It wasn’t in the laundry.” I holler. “Ummm…” he says with a smile, as he goes to look for it. Yes, it was rumpled in the bottom of his closet.
Yeah! The same thing happened last Sunday too. So I decided to teach him a lesson, and have him wash it by hand. His face immediately brightens, “Can I wash it in the shower?” Hey! I thought it was creative. I got his white shirt clean, and Shay took a shower. That meant I could cross two things off my list. Sorry Shana, what can you expect, we’re guys. LOL
Love you all!