A Present of the Present

At the end of November we found out that the experimental chemo that Lindy was on did little good for her. We decided to quit the trial since being in Ann Arbor two days a week was getting to be too much for us.  Besides that, she felt miserable most of the time; which is no way to live.   Although this news was discouraging, we still were partially happy that she could be done with this chemo.  You learn to hate the chemo almost as much as the cancer.

Lindy’s on a short hiatus from treatment and will be going back for more scans the end of January.  We’ll decide what to do after that.  For now, Lindy’s doctor advised her to “do those things that she’s always wanted to” since her health will only deteriorate.

Difficult words to hear, but yet good to know we need to seize this time together. It’s like getting a “present of the present” – living each day as they come.  How many people can actually do this? 

We booked a trip to Florida and have made arrangements to rent a beautiful house on the ocean. Lindy made a special video and shared it with the kids this past Saturday.  They were so excited – it was so cool.  The twins will meet Mickey Mouse at Disney for the first time and Lindy will be able to experience that joy with them.  I’m happy that we can do this together – as a family. 

Thank you for your continued prayers and gestures of love.

Family Picture by Brooklyn November 2011

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3 Responses to A Present of the Present

  1. Amy Sluiter says:

    Dusty… thank you for taking time to share. Not a day goes by that I don’t pray for you. We’re obvioulsy praying very much for Lindy, but also for you. Praying that God fills you with His peace as you enjoy this gift of the present! Enjoy your time away together! Praying that God continues to fill you with His “strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow.”

  2. dani says:

    Dusty,
    I am Praying for you guys. May you feel the love Have a great time on your trip. ENJOY!

  3. Anita says:

    I hope that your time away is/was relaxing and refreshing not only for your bodies but also for your spirits. We love you and are praying for you, Lindy, your kids and your family!

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