Saturday, November 27, 2010

Giving Thanks

Its been about a month since we updated the blog. I suppose there are several reasons for that, the main one being that a little over two weeks ago Madeline contracted a bacterial infection that put her in the hospital, three of the those days we were in the ICU trying to figure out which combination of antibiotics would fight the infection. During her stay the doctors removed Madey's port, concerned it was the source of the infection and replaced it with a picc line. she was able to come home on a series of IV antibiotics. Now that we have her home she is recovering and getting stronger, we are hopeful that her blood counts will be strong enough that she can begin out patient chemotherapy, which will hopefully shrink her tumors and give her relief from the pain she has been experiencing.
In the midst of all this we have still found it possible to continue with life. Landon turned 12 on the 12th of November and was ordained a deacon the following Sunday. Madey made it to Sacrament Meeting where we all witnessed Landon passing the Sacrament for the first time, we were all proud of him, I think we are still in shock that he is old enough to be a deacon.
Lindy still informs us daily of the the countdown until she and Cameron are married on the 18th of December and Hillary finally got her application to BYU all sent in, now we wait to hear about scholarships.
We enjoyed Thanksgiving, not just the day, but the feelings of gratitude we experience on a regular basis, for all that we have been blessed with. Its easy to focus solely on our trials and the things we miss, but there is nothing like the feelings that come when we take time to count our blessings. It may seem like a little thing to some, but the day after Thanksgiving, Madey was feeling good enough to take in a movie with the family. We went and saw Megamind and really had a nice time being out and being together. Its amazing how such a simple thing as a family movie can be taken for granted.
We are grateful for everyday we have with our family and for the blessings of eternal families made possible by Jesus Christ and His gospel. Happy Thanksgiving to all! And thanks to all of you that bless our family with your kindness, faith and prayers.