Friday, September 10, 2010

Happy 23rd Birthday, Vince!!!

Today is Vince's 23rd birthday!! Yay!!! Two years has come and gone since his diagnosis on Sept. 5, 2008!! We are so amazed at how the Lord has blessed our lives throughout this journey. At that time it truly seemed that each day was a year and sometimes it was so difficult to see the end in sight. Vince was such a strong young man through it all and at times would want to give up and he would tell us how tired he was of going through the treatments, but he kept going anyway. Talk about perseverance!! Cancer is such and ugly thing and so many have lost their lives to it, since his journey began.

I have formed so many incredible relationships throughout this journey and I cannot express how much they have meant to me, as we have emailed back and forth and supported one another from all over the globe. My heart & prayers are with those who have lost their loved ones to this disease, sadly too many to mention. Those who have survived are left with scars and trauma and I pray that the Lord would comfort each and every one, with the love that only He can give. May your eyes always be on Jesus!

I have a new appreciation for life and have realized that it's not about me, but it is about loving others and showing that you care about them. Thank you for sharing this time with our family and supporting us through it. You have been an incredible support system for us and we are so grateful to each and everyone of you who have ever read this blog. Words will never express our gratitude. I hope that you will continue to share Vince's journey with others, so that they will know that they can have hope to survive this disease. Now both my son and my husband are CANCER SURVIVORS!!!

September is CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH, so please support your favorite charity, whether it is a donation or prayer. They can all use it! Please watch STAND UP TO CANCER tonight if you get a chance! It started 2 yrs ago and on Sept 5th, which is the same day that Vince was diagnosed and we weren't even aware of it until a month later. Funny thing, though...I saw the producer of the show at Vince's Oncology office and I recognized him from a show that I watched in the early 90's and looked him up on the internet when I got home and saw that STAND UP TO CANCER was the show that he just produced and that's why he was at the Oncology office, so that's how I found out about it.

Prayer Requests:
Tafi-had her last surgery for Breast Cancer and is on her way to recovery!!

Diane-Finishing up her radiation treatments for Breast Cancer

Debra-20 yrs old and diagnosed w/Lung Cancer since Dec. and is finally starting treatment on Tues.

Brooke-battling Leukemia, young wife and mother of 2

Frank-Ewing's relapse to the lungs

God bless,

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Happy 17th Birthday, Veronica!!!

August 20th was Veronica's 17th birthday and I forgot to post it until today!! Dad and I love you so much and we are so proud of you!!! Thanks for being such a great daughter!!! xoxo