Saturday, January 15, 2011

A New Year

We had a wonderful time over Christmas, with a large chunk of our family coming to visit.  It was crowded, and loud, and tiring and crazy and all together WONDERFUL!

Mom started her radiation the Tuesday before Christmas and is now in her 3rd week of treatments.  We go everyday, 5 days a week, at the same time every day.  The people there are so kind, it makes it easy to go.  the therapy takes about 15 minutes from the time we walk in the door until we walk out again.  Once a week we visit with Mom's Medical Oncologist.

So far, the reactions Mom is experiencing is minimal.  What a huge "Praise the Lord!"  She is just now beginning to have some redness and it is a very small amount and is causing her little to no discomfort.  Even her Dr seemed surprised by how little of a reaction she is having.  It was our joy to tell him that it was because of the faithful prayers our family and friends! 

This next week will see us cross over the "half way through" mark.  I can't wait!  I think we'll celebrate with a Dairy Queen Blizzard.

I have begun memorizing the book of Colossians and am struck by Paul's greeting to the church at Colossae--in chapter 1, verse 2, he calls them "the faithful brothers and sisters in Christ" and then in verses 3 and 4 he says, "we always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God's people."  I have witnessed modern-day faithful brothers and sisters in Christ and basked in the love YOU ALL have for God's people.  I cannot tell you how you have touched my heart.

Thank you all, for being so patient with my hit and miss updates and for continuing to pray even when you didn't know what was going on.

We love each and every one of you!

Standing on the promises of God, Dori

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