The short take...

We're enjoying a crazy summer (already), before Kate starts Kindergarten (ALREADY!!?) this fall. Our kids are so much fun, and we are SO blessed!

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February 25, 2008

This update has been longer in coming than it should have, because it's a tough one. The evening of the 19th we got Honey's PET scan results - her espohagous wasn't responding to any treatments because it's malignant cancer. So within a few days she was released to go home under hospice and medicine to keep her as comfortable as possible. Theoretically, as long as she can keep eating, she'll stay in about the state she's at right now, but eating is painful with that cancer in her throat. But, true to her personality, she's keeping a smile on her face, and a joke on her tongue despite being pretty tired a lot of the time. She is even actually being able to eat more recently than she had been able to - last night's dinner included mashed potatos!

Lots of the family have come in independantly over the last week or so, and she loves seeing everyone. We're all sad, but recognizing many blessings that have been given even through this process. Somehow it's easier having an answer at last - and wonderful that we didn't lose her suddenly, allowing everyone to talk to her again and come see her if they are able. There are a lot of people that have gone before her that she's looking forward to being reunited with - especially her father, whom she never met, and though the process is painful and scary, she seems to be very much at peace with the situation, with no fear.

Thank you all for your prayers, and we ask again that they continue for her comfort, and above all, the glory of God. She has blessed her whole family her entire life, and her reward is coming. May our lives be as full and faithful as hers.