3/6 Update from April

Hello everyone! I hope this finds you all happy and well! We are officially snowed in here in New England, but praise God spring is coming!! I am doing well with recovery, so thank you all for your prayers. I have had to go back into surgery 2 more times since Jan 13th due to infection but that is something that happens and is a risk with any surgery I know. My doctors are really pleased with my prognosis and recovery so that is good. I still have 2 drains in from my last surgery and am scheduled to start radiation on Tuesday. Please pray that all goes well with that. I know there is a risk as the breast is so close to the heart but I also know that God has been in all of this and has that part too! I will be going Monday through Friday for 6 weeks, so please pray for my stamina. I know I will be very tired and not feel so great, so I am asking for prayer for my physical well-being but also emotionally as well. And for the girls and Chris too please. So much is affected in a home when a mother is out of commission for a while!! Chris’ work has been great but it is still difficult-he has an hour drive and is exhausted so it makes it a bit harder for him, he is carrying so much on his shoulders for us. 

We could not be doing any of this without the love, prayers, help and support from so many of you. Thank you for giving so selflessly and helping us so much. I know it has been a very long 15 months, not just for us but for all of those helping us as well. The babysitting, financial support, laundry, meals , rides, etc. can never be repaid but we are forever grateful for all of it and love you and appreciate all of it from the bottom of our hearts.

I will also be starting my hormone therapy in a few weeks for the long-term. The side effects of the one I will be on will be hard for me, as I have already experienced some of them from my chemo and it was difficult for me. So I am asking for prayers specifically for this please that God lessens this for me. I know that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me so I just ask for prayer each day that He gives me His strength because I cannot do it in my own strength. 

Thank you, thank you , thank you for all of your love and prayers for us. We are tired but strong in Him, and I know He will sustain us. “For those who wait on the Lord will renew their strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, and they shall walk and not faint.” (Isiah 40:31) 

May God renew us and fill us, may He bless each of us with His beautiful love and grace, and may we all be reflections of His love, in Jesus’ mighty name. Love, April and Chris, Faith, Savannah-Grace and Bella