The last two weeks went rather quick, almost like a tornado blew through our household. On Saturday, October 2, I joined family and friends for Light the Night Walk. This was a walk to raise funds for the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society.
After about 45 minutes of arriving at the venue in downtown Louisville, my mom received a phone call that her dad (my grandpa) went to be with Jesus. She got to see him earlier that afternoon and knew he wasn’t doing well, but didn’t expect for him to go so quickly. Mom and Dad left the walk early, but I decided to stay. Mom made the banner we carried, which was quite special!
My grandpa, who I called Pops, was an amazing man! He had so much talent and creativity . . . he was always creating something. The most recent memories I have with him are of going to his assisted living apartment and listening to his funny childhood stories. As his only granddaughter, I know I had a special place in his heart! He will definitely be missed!
This unexpected life turn was followed by a chaotic week. On Monday, October 4, I had my first maintenance chemo treatment. I was told that I looked a little pale on the drive home, but I didn’t get sick once. Honestly, I have never felt so good following a chemo treatment! I slept a lot on Monday, but by Tuesday I was ready to go workout, but still took it easy since I knew I’d hear it from all of my “moms” if I didn’t.
By Wednesday, I was off and flying . . . literally. I left that morning for a leadership conference in Atlanta called Catalyst. I’m still processing all that I gleaned from this experience. I was challenged in many ways!
Saturday, October 9 we arrived back in southern Indiana in the wee hours of the morning and that afternoon we held a memorial service for Pops. Thanks to all of you who were able to stop by that day! We really appreciate it!
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Friends, our God is moving! My support need has moved from $600 of monthly to $400 of monthly! The need is getting smaller thanks to a great BIG God. Keep joining me in prayer that God would give me opportunities to share and lead me to those He’s moving to join in on His work in Austria. Know someone interested in being a part of this Tandem Team? Have you been praying about it? Now is the time! Let’s be bold and pray that we’ll be down to $200 by Friday. Are you in?
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Kaleb and I are getting ready for a family vacation to Disney (in 7 days!). So in honor of that occasion we had a Toy Story theme night. We watched the movies, played Toy Story Uno, ate pizza (as if we were at Pizza Planet), completed a small Toy Story puzzle, and made Mr. and Miss Pumpkin Heads instead of Potato Heads! ha! Here are a few photos: