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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March 19, 2008

Honey continues to do so much better than anyone could dare to hope- the doctor came in last week and went around talking to everyone in the immediate family one-on-one, and when it came Honey's turn, they explained that this was the time she could ask any questions she wanted, if she had any. She thought a moment and said, "No, I don't think so...except how I can get better". The doctor told everyone when he was leaving that he couldn't believe where she was, and that it was time to start re-considering their options for long-term care! If it is indeed cancer, she could go suddenly and at any time, but she just may hold on for quite a while yet, which, needless to say, is wonderful news! Her attitude is just great (and largely to credit for how well she's doing, besides all the prayers and God's grace for us), and the fact that she's not in nearly as much pain as she was for a while (when the spasms were occurring more than once a day) makes every day an unmitigated blessing.

Unfortunately, we haven't been able to get up there as much this last week as we'd like to have; besides being quite busy (Michael spent some longer hours at work, but finally managed to get a few projects out the door, including our church expansion!), Kate got sick at the end of last week, mainly just with a fever, but there were a few times she was so miserable she just did nothing but scream. But she's all over that now, and when we do manage to get up and see Honey again, we've got a new development to show off...Kate actually, really crawled a few steps for the first time on Sunday, and since then has kept getting better at it and going farther and farther! So yes...our life is really about to change; it's great though! She's so happy with being able to get to other toys on the floor now!

Kate's started at a new babysitter's this week- another one of our close friends who stays home most days with their son has started watching her so our last babysitter's family is free to go and pick up their new adopted son from Vietnam when they get the call. It's nice too, because they live very close to our house, so we can just drop her off on the way to work. As far as we know, she'll be here until she starts preschool at the school when she's about a year old (only 4-1/2 short months away)!

So, that's all for now- we'll keep you updated on her condition, as well as Kate and absolutely anything she does, being the proud parents we are! Thanks for stopping by!