A little more than a week ago we received news that my Grandpa, my Dad's Dad, was being admitted to the hospital because his blood count wasn't right. Following tests he was diagnosed with acute leukemia. This was hard news for our family considering the great loss we've already experienced this year. It's hard to believe that it could be in God's sovereign plan for us to be back at the hospital walking the incredibly hard road of cancer with another loved one so soon, and yet it must be. For some reason God, who knows where we've been and where we are today, still mourning my Dad, has allowed our family to remain in the eye of the storm. Why it is that it seems here on earth we overcome one heartache just to be given another I will never ever understand but I trust that someday we will see it all clearly and for now it helps us set our eyes on the things unseen and the hope that we have in Christ.
Anyway, following this news and our initial processing Grandpa received additional tests to determine more specifics about this disease and how it should be treated and following these the doctor seemed very positive about him overcoming it with proper treatment and we are so thankful for this report.
Following this he began treatment but was only able to receive 3 1/2 of the 5 recommended doses of chemo before they had to stop because of the side effects that it was having. So, now we are praying that this amount of chemo did the job, that Grandpa's body would quickly regain strength, that he wouldn't catch any other illnesses during this time when his immune system is compromised, and that God would continue to carry each of us as we struggle through this time in our own ways.
Thank you for your continued prayers for our family and if you'd like to read further updates you can find them at www.caringbridge.org/visit/alvinmoss or click on the link under my family and friend blogs titled Grandpa Moss. (Note: either of these links will ask you to sign in and create a password, at least the first time you use it, as a way of keeping it more private)
Payton Hope Kaufman was born very early Sunday morning. She's 9lbs 1oz and everyone is doing great except me who is dying to be there to celebrate with everyone. :) We're planning on heading to Arizona Thursday night so I only have a few days to wait and then I'll have many more pictures of this little cutie!
My Mom, Kendra, and Caleb have been out visiting for the past 4 days. They stopped by on their way to Arizona where they are going to be anxiously awaiting the arrival of the next grandchild and neice in our family Payton Hope Kaufman. Anyway, we had a wonderful time! Sadie is getting more and more personality and becoming less and less shy around other people which makes it a lot of fun for everyone.
Trying Auntie Kendras strawberry lemonade. Yummy!
BUILD-A-BEAR Choosing a bear Washing our bear
Playing with our new teddy bear
Thank You Grandma!
Sadie started off timid but then got into it. Although I think she prefered eating it to painting with it.
Then to clean up it was all about the kiddie pool.