Hello everyone! I hope that this finds you happy and well! We are doing so great here, praise God! As I am writing this I am at my treatment, and I am so thankful that I only have to come every three weeks now. They say I will need to do this forever but I do not believe that so if you could please pray with me that God allows them to see that in His time I really am healed and can stop this other medicine in the next few years that would be wonderful too! But it is so much better than weekly chemo, so for now I will take it! I do still need rides for my tri-weekly treatments so if you are able to sign up for driving me on a Tuesday I would greatly appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. The website is still here: lotsahelpinghands.com and you can add your name in to drive under that section or you can simply facebook message me and I will put your name down for the date you are able too. The dates from now through December are listed there.
We have been having such a beautiful summer; playing, swimming, spending time with family and friends, going away to different places and vacationing together. God has blessed us so abundantly it is incredible! My youngest two girls have never been on vacation and then this year we have been on three with another one in the fall! Amazing, just incredible how He lavishes His love upon us. We are so humbled and grateful. We have to keep reminding them though that this is not real life! They think we can just “go on vacation” every other week now!! I have about 10 million pictures I need to somehow look through and scrapbook now so that is my biggest challenge, but I will take it!
Thank you for the continued love, prayers and concern for us. Our fight is ongoing in the medical world, but I truly believe that through Jesus I am healed, so thank you for your prayers and belief with us on that. Many of you have contacted me asking if you can share my story or testimony that is online; please do not feel you have to ask me. If any of it can be used to help others or give hope or share the love and healing power of Jesus then just share it and pass it on. I believe that God uses “all things for good for those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28) So please share it and help others.
I have decided to join Chris, Steve, and my brother-in-law Dave in their now annual Smilow Cancer Center bike ride this year! Their team name is Team Hope, and I am happy to say that while one doctor diagnosed me almost 2 years ago now as having 6 months to 2 years to live, I will be riding 25 miles on September 12 to raise money for our hospital where 100% of the proceeds go right to Smilow for patient care, treatment, research, trials, etc. For my physician is the Great Healer, and He is showing us what He can do and has done. So I will be healthy and bike riding with them when some said I would not be here, but God had different plans, and we chose to believe His plans. So if you would like to support this amazing cause and sponsor any of us that would be wonderful. It is an amazing hospital-, the love, the care and concern of the nurses, the excellent doctors, all of it. It truly is a wonderful place to be while you are battling something like this and I am so grateful that I can be treated here. So this is just a small way that we can give back and keep supporting all that they do in helping those like myself and others. The website where you can make donations is: http://www.rideclosertofree.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=4144
Thank you all again for your love, care, support and prayers for us. I pray that God is blessing you and allowing you to shine bright and be a light to others. This world is filled with a lot of darkness, but we can shine for Him and reflect His love, so keep on shining!
Love and blessings, April and Family (: