Tuesday Update

First of all, I want to say thank you for all the encouraging comments left here on the blog and on Facebook regarding my post about you, my friends.  I was very apprehensive about writing it, but I am so glad I did.  The point I was trying to convey was that as a family of relatives, friends and strangers alike, we are all championing on Lucy's behalf to God. 

Today's update is going to be short because, well, I'm exhausted.  The stress of last week has finally caught up with me.  I also think I've been away from the job for so long, I quite literally forgot what it was like to be a full time stay-at-home mommy.  This time, however, its like I have an infant (who is now pulling upon everything and crawling at the speed of light) and a toddler.  Not really, but Lucy's self sufficiency is about that of a toddler's. 

Don't get me wrong.  I'd gladly trade a lifetime of the worse Mommy days for Lucy's health to be restored.  I look forward to the days when all I have to worry about is whether or not dinner is ready when Erik gets home from work. 

We spent most of the morning catching up on a lot of snuggle time...

Then after we picked Ella up from school (at which we were greeted with squeals of excitement from a little girl who has missed the normalcy of us getting her every afternoon) we did a little art project on the driveway with sidewalk chalk...

And then, for kicks, Jack got a faux-hawk after his bath, courtesy of his Daddy...

Lucy's eyes continue to improve a little more each day.  I am pleased with her progress and can only imagine how her whole body is going to start improving now that she is not malnurished.  We are still trying to come to grips with that whole situation.  It is so frustrating to think about how far she could have been in her recovery. Ugh!  We have lined up for a friend to come to the house 3 times a week to do Lucy's physical therapy.  Our goal is to allow Lucy to be as independent as possible in the house.  The simple things that we take for granted like walking to the bathroom, washing her hands, getting out of bed.  Those are all examples of skills that she has to relearn.  It's a daunting task ahead of us, but she is tough.  She can do it.  God can do it through her.

Never stop praying.....
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  1. Glad to hear you had a wonderful family day today! To be honest, I have not read your blog in a while. While I lift Lucy up in prayer constantly, I have never met you or your sweet family and I felt a little like I was "peeping" into your life. After hearing about your post yesterday from my fellow First Baptist Millington Mothers Day Out co-workers, I decided to start reading again. I am glad that you look at this blog as a way to share, and I feel much better about reading about Lucy and your entire family. Know that we are praying for healing and God's glory shining through this entire journey with cancer!!!!

    Love in Christ,

  2. i think lucy looks beautiful, happy, and healthy in these pictures! some of the best ones of her i've seen in a while! so glad she's getting to spend family time with sweet ella and jack.
    i love "happy" lucy posts!!!

  3. loved your message the other day that was to us. It was beautifully written and so true of how the body of Christ works! praying everyday for your sweet lucy!! May God heal her quickly and give you all the strength you need to make thru each day!

  4. Kate, this was such an uplifting report, of Lucy's progress, and how your family is trying to keep things as normal as possible. Last week was a bump in the road, but now it is behind you all, and it is time to move forward. One step at a time, no matter how small that step may be. Seeing Lucy smile, and play with Jack and Ella, is just an answer to the many prayers I have sent up to God. May he continue to watch over her, and guide her towards her independence as she gets stronger. You will all remain in my thoughts and prayers daily. God Bless each of you.

    Sending Hugs!
    A Mom-Mom in NJ

  5. Your little Jack looks very happy to have some snuggle time with his big sis :)

  6. Everyone looks so happy! I'm glad things are going better for the whole gang!

  7. Kate, your family is just beautiful! My Ella asked about your sweet Lucy everyday! We have been praying for you and your family. Glad to see that she is having some better days. Ella asked about coming to visit sometime so I told her I would check with you. Wonder if Lucy remembers Ella? Thank you for posting to your blog and sharing your story. BTW- Loving little Jack's new hairstyle!!

  8. You have prayer warriors from Jacksonville, Florida praying diligently for Lucy and your family.... You have no idea what an impact your story is. Thank you so much for being so brave and sharing your story w/all of the blog world... Go Lucy Go!

  9. So nice to see Lucy outside playing! :)

  10. So happy to see that you all are home. There's no place like home.
    It is an honor to follow your story and to pray for you!
    Love from Arkansas,

  11. Continuing to pray for Lucy! We've told our 7 yr old about her so he can pray. And we have our own 2 yr old Ella :).

    The pics are great & I also am glad you posted your friends email the other day.

    Glad you had a good day!

  12. Absolutely priceless pictures! I love them! It's soooooooo good to see Lucy smiling again! Praise the Lord! Still praying for sweet Lucy and your whole family!

    GO LUCY GO!!!

    Love, Hope, and Prayers for Lucy,