Abbey has been feeling pretty good. She is eating like a champ, sleeping great at night and pooping everyday! All things that could be affected by her chemo. We are thankful for how well she has been doing this phase and feel blessed so far that her side effects have been minimal up to this point. Tomorrow we are heading back to the clinic for her treatment. They will increase her methotrexate so the possibility of sores, nausea, vomiting and the other side effects increase. This is a 41 day cycle and tomorrow is day 21. Please continue to pray for her body to handle the medications well and for her to have a good week.
Homeschooling has been going really good. We are finally getting into a groove and figuring out what works and what doesn't. My biggest challenge so far has been getting a schedule in place that works with getting all the lessons in for the day and taking care of Micah. Abbey has been doing almost all of the school day with us, which is great to be able to spend that time with both her and Jacob and not have to worry about keeping her 'busy' while I'm teaching Jacob. It is such a joy to watch them learn each day and to spend this time with them. Our days have been more structured, which is a welcomed change since we almost never leave the house.
The video is of Jacob reciting his Bible verse from last week - Romans 3:23. They will learn one every week. This week the verse starts with the letter 'A' and every week following will start with the next letter of the alphabet. Isn't it great hearing little ones hide God's word in their hearts! (pause the blog music before pressing play)
Snow, snow, snow!! We have gotten about 10 inches of snow since yesterday. Soon after Jim got home from work, he was outside 'cleaning up' our driveway and sidewalks. I am so thankful for a hard working husband who takes care of us in so many ways.
And, speaking of Jim... He has been amazing as we've gone through this huge trial in our lives and is the calm when I feel like the storm is too hard to weather. He is very even keeled, which helps so much as my emotions can go from being o.k. to a deep low. We will never know why God chose us to bear this burden, but I do know that He gave Jim and I each other to lean on. We believe that God is going to heal our daughter and as we continue on in this journey, He is teaching us what it means to fully trust Him, love each other and cherish our children.