Sunday, August 5, 2012

Treatment begins

Bless the Lord O my soul, and all that is within me Bless His holy name!

These words continue to ring true in our hearts and our lives as we have enjoyed Annie's birth and little life.  Every time I look at her I'm reminded of God's goodness and faithfulness to us.  We are so thankful.

Monday morning, we enter a new stage in this journey that started back in late January.  Susie will begin her radiation & chemo therapy treatments.  For the next 6 weeks, Monday through Friday, at 9:25, she will receive her radiation therapy.  She will be on an oral chemo drug as well.

The most common effects that come with the therapies are fatigue, some hair loss and nausea.  They begin to kick in around week number 3, and get progressively worse through 3 weeks after the treatments are over.  We are bracing for all of these, but hoping the Lord will spare Susie as much as possible. 
So many of you have been so faithful to pray for us.  Thank you.  As we engage with therapy over the next 6-9 weeks, I'd like to ask you to continue to pray for us.  Pray for strength, grace, normalcy, healing & joy.  May we continue to rest in God's steadfast love, unchanging mercy and abounding grace. 


  1. Ben, you are an amazing man. Susie, you are the best kind of friend a girl could ask for. I love you all very much.

  2. i'm praying for you guys so much. love you dearly. and i agree with all of megans comments above. xo