Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Overdue Update

It's been quit awhile since I've updated about Vince. He has been out of treatment for 7 mths!!! I really haven't felt like sitting down and putting my thoughts into words lately, not because of any reason other than I got burned out. It's taken us these past 7 mths to feel like our life is sort of back to normal. Vince's health is extremely good! He had scans a few weeks ago and still remains NED (no evidence of disease) and we are so, so grateful! The Lord has blessed him beyond measure!!

Mikemo bought a house and he and Vince are living together and are having the time of their lives (I'm not so sure that's a good thing from a mom's point of view...haha) They only live a few miles from us, so we are able to see them whenever we want (yes, we do just drop by, like any good parent would do and sometimes with groceries in hand:) We helped them move in and paint and clean and it's really such a cool house and we are so happy for them. They have a huge backyard with a basketball court and recently had an overhang and BBQ put in. Here is a photo of Mikemo's skateboard wall. All of these boards have his name on them and new ones are coming out all the time and Vince has even designed some of his graphics! Here is an online catalog if you would like to see some of the new boards.

At the end of May, Mikemo fractured his ankle and tore 6 ligaments and hasn't skated until a few days ago. It's been 2 mths and he was starting to feel like he was making progress.... and was at Physical Therapy and he was using some stretchy bands that have a piece of metal that somehow goes under your foot and the metal piece slipped out and flew up and hit him in the mouth and broke his front tooth and split his lip and ended up having 5 stitches and having to get a root canal and a new front tooth! You aren't safe anywhere! Haha! And believe it or not, he said it didn't even hurt!! There's never a dull moment around the Capaldi Family, that's for sure!!

Check out this photo of them! They were going to a wedding last weekend and they had to dress up! I haven't seen them dressed up in 10 yrs! They looked so handsome! I love my boys!!

Please pray that the Lord would continue to protect our family! Thanks for all your prayers! I pray that your family will be protected as well! I know that everyone can use the prayers, so please know that I'll be praying for those of you who are following this blog, God knows who you are!

Prayer requests:
Brooke-a young wife & mother of 2 just diagnosed w/Leukemia
Tafi-Finished w/all her treatments for Breast Cancer and is having her final surgery on Sept 2nd
Diane-Currently undergoing radiation for Breast Cancer and has 5 weeks to go.
Erin-Just finished all her cancer treatments and surgery and is healing nicely.
Tyler-Ewing's patient
Daisy-6 yr old with a relapse of Wilm's Tumor (kidney cancer)
Gigi-5 yr old w/Leukemia-relapse
John-His wife just passed away on Monday, she was only 50 yrs old. She had surgery and died 5 days later.

And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness " Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
2 Corinthians 12:9

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Joy in Suffering

Please watch the following video link at the bottom of this post:)

This video is "googleplex" important. (googleplex is a Daisyism) This is Pastor Britt Merrick of Reality Carpenteria Church in California. His 6 year old daughter Daisy, was diagnosed with Wilm's Tumor (kidney cancer) in September 2009. She was declared cancer free just a few months ago and now it's back and even bigger. His message is very powerful and he is speaking the very words that all cancer families have felt. Pastor Britt said this, "I'm thankful that my God is not limited by statistics"....AMEN to that, I say, AMEN!!! We are not alone in our suffering. Let's keep praying for all our cancer patients and survivors!

CLICK HERE to watch it!

Are any among you suffering? They should keep on praying about it. And those who have reason to be thankful should continually sing praises to the Lord. James 5:13