Friday, September 19, 2008

A Good Day at Home

Loved Ones,

It is so good to be home. Our day was filled with little joys. The bus stop. Dinner at our table. Bathtime. Movie night. Gosh it's nice to be home and have those moments together.

We are all tired from traveling and will do our best to rest up over the weekend.

MD Anderson highly recommended physical activity so we took a family walk today while Nora was at school.

We continue to pray for Ray's body to be restored this weekend so that chemo can progress as planned next week. Unless something changes, Round 8 is planned for Monday. Meanwhile Ray is really enjoying his chemo "vacation." He seems so strong! Amazing what a whole point of hemoglobin will do!

And, our prayers for Ray's total healing continue without ceasing. We pray that the coming chemo will continue to be miraculously effective on every cancer cell -- those in his stomach, liver, esophagus and anywhere else. With metastatic cancer we have been told that growth is always a risk. So we pray for no more growth! And that any area that is even thinking about growing will be defeated by the chemo. And more importantly, our prayers!

We pray also for continued hope and encouragement. That we continue to be bolstered in our fight so that we do not grow weary!As always, we are ever grateful for your prayers.

"For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves."

Colossians 1:9-13

not alone and not afraid --
kristin and ray