Blessed Beyond Belief

There are no words to describe how thankful and blessed I am for all of the encouraging words, love, stories, support and prayers from our friends, family, church and online community. Thank you.

Jake and I are anxiously awaiting next Wednesday’s appointment with Dr. Brown to discuss Jake’s recent PET scan and bone marrow biopsy so we can begin scheduling his chemo treatments. Jake has written a new blog post complete with a new video that follows us into the doctors office to hear the recent diagnosis and Jake sharing the news with his youth group.

As some of you may remember, Jake and I had a trip planned to Vegas this week in lieu of our upcoming birthdays. As you can imagine at the first onset of the word “lymphoma” we were advised by our doctor to cancel this trip.  I will spare you the unfortunate details of my phone calls with Delta Vacations, but will inform you that they were completely unsympathetic and unwilling to allow us to cancel this trip and refund us despite having a letter from our oncologist. We were informed/forced to pay a $360 cancellation fee if we wanted to see the remainder of our expenses given back to us in the form of a voucher.  There are no words to describe.

So, with that being said and the want to celebrate our birthdays despite this news, tonight Jake and I, along with his mother and a couple of friends, will be heading out to our local casino to enjoy a night out.  Wish us luck! 

I am going to leave all of you on this Friday night with a lyric from The Fray‘s newest song, Heartbeat. It has been playing nonstop in my Jeep this week.

Oh you gotta fire and it’s burning in the rain
Thought that it went out, but it’s burning just the same
And you don’t look back, not for anything
‘Cause love someone, love them all the same
If you love someone, love them all the same

Oh I’m feeling your heartbeat
And oh, you’re coming around, coming around, coming around
If you can love somebody, love them all the same
You gotta love somebody, love them all the same
I’m singing oh.. I’m feeling your heartbeat


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6 thoughts on “Blessed Beyond Belief

  1. You will get a refund..I know it…….I will talk to you tommorw ..on your birthday .this is your Year of the Biggest Life Lesson~ and ~You will look back and say ~But for The Grace of God ~I love you from the deepest part of my “heart ” my angel….xo

  2. I haven’t been doing a good job at keeping up with my blogs recently so this is the first I’m seeing of this. I’m so sorry to hear that you’re dealing with this. Keep us updated. I’ll send good vibes your way.

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