THANK YOU KACEY and preschoolers Kyree, Spencer, Ryan, Addy, Kennadee and Brooklyn. I hope I got everyone. I read off of the lovely scarf you made for Devree. She loved all of your pictures and she is eating the yogurt raisins that you raced for raisins. Very clever idea Kacey. Thanks again. We painted Devree's fingernails last night and she has worn the socks.
Today is a good day. Devree got very dressed up, even wore her wig and cute hat. Could it possibly be because she will see Shane at school today? She even ate breakfast and had quite a bit of food yesterday. We are definitely having an up week. There are only 7 more days of radiation. I think she has finally turned the corner on nausea. HALLELUJAH!
I went down to work out this morning. It was very hard to put Todd on the plane yesterday and not have Devree and I go with him. We really want to come home and we kind of went into the "poor me's" last night. This morning I felt like I really need to go to the exercise room and get energized because stress usually makes me want to eat. I ran into a lady from Florida that has a 17 year-old daughter with a cancer that is so rare that only 300 people in the world have been diagnosed with it. The Mom's name is Carol and her daughter's name is Holly. Easy to remember because it goes with Christmas. Carol asked me what religion I was. I told her that I was L.D.S. or Mormon. She proceeded to say that we had our own bible. I said "We have a Book of Mormon but we also have the King James Version of the bible. In fact this year the youth of our church go to "Early Morning Seminary" where they are studying the New Testament and all about Christ's life." She went on to ask if our church was like the Methodist or Presbyterian. I said "Actually we are different. We believe that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are 2 separate beings with glorified bodies like us. We also believe in the Holy Ghost and we believe he is a spirit. When we are baptized by immersion we believe we can receive a Gift of the Holy Ghost that helps us to choose the right. Another part of our religion is we believe in eternal families and that we can be together after this life if we keep certain covenants." She then commented that she had always believed that families could be together forever. Carol then asked how do we do that? I told her that we have sacred buildings called temples where we make those eternal covenants. We had a wonderful conversation and I told her to go to http://www.mormon.org/ to find out more or ask me.
Today I will not have the "poor me's". There are so many people that are having a way worse time here than Devree and I. I can talk to others and uplift them. I already talked to a lady from Las Vegas. I almost wanted to hug her because she is from "Home means Nevada, Home means the sage and the pines". (The state song for all of you people that don't know). Her father just passed away and her mother has custody of her 4 year-old nephew that has cancer in his jaw. What a hard time for the grandmother. The woman I was talking to came to be a support for her mom. I told her "That is so important because your Mom has had a double dose of high stress. Losing her husband and now her grandson has cancer." I wish I would have asked their names so I could pray for them too. I just found out his name is Brayden and the grandmother is Brenda. Please pray for them.
Hey Today is the Spaghetti Feed for all of you Daytonians! I will write about it tomorrow. It is at DHS at 6-8pm. It is a pretty inexpensive meal for your family. I wish I was eating with all of you tonight.