Saturday, September 5, 2009

Today is GOOD!

Hey Everyone, Colin here this time. I thought I would give Melissa a break for all the hard work she has been doing! Isn't she the best wife in the whole wide world! A round of applause please!!!!!!! I love you so much Melissa and am so blessed to have you as my wife, you are the strongest person I know! I don't think she has received enough credit and praise for what she has been able to juggle through this last month and a bit. Praise be to God for the strength He has given to her and to watch over me her as I endure the pain and sleepless nights. Thanks dear, I love you so much!

I had those feelings this morning as I read her blog she wrote lastnight. I am ever amazed at her strength to keep enduring days of sitting by my side at the hospital either watching me sleep or just feeling rotten, but also the days were we sit and chat and laugh about the silliest of things! Today is good and God is blessing us for working hard at beating this Burkitt Lymphoma he placed before us. I am writing this from Andrew and Nat's house, out on a day pass. All my cell counts were good today and my white cell counts were even 5. On Monday they were .2. So my body is able to fight off infections now so I don't need to wear any masks unless I am in a big crowd. It's the long weekend, I am not going to a mall, Golftown maybe, mall NO.

So here I sit all alone on my day pass. Not because people think I stink or don't like me, but Andrew and Nat are out with their kids, Melissa is out with some friends who came up to Calgary to take her shopping today and I was sleeping. I think after this I am going to fire up Andrew's Nintendo Wii and play for a bit.

Thank you again to all who have been praying for us, as today is a day where your prayers and our have been answered. We love all of you even though we don't even know some of you, but to keep us this close to you hearts in this time, means the world to us and when I get the chance to see you in person, I will be sure to thank you!

I just want to say to Corban and Keegan, Daddy misses you and will hopefully see you really soon! Hugs and kisses!


  1. God is good!! So happy to hear that you are having a good day and even got to go out. What a blessing!! Hang in there even if some days are not so good. We are praying for you always, trusting God that He will restore you to good health soon. A friend told us about a relative of hers that went through the same illness and is now healthy and strong. We love you so much. Gr. and Gr.

  2. Enjoy your quiet day out of the hospital Colin!! Great to hear that your white cells are up!! Hugs to you and are right about her being the best ever,,,God kept a very special one for you to walk this path with :)
    Love Auntie Dawna

  3. Have a great day, Colin; we are so glad to hear that you are feeling better. Please give Missy a great big, Aunt Deb

  4. It's funny how you keep thanking us for praying for you and being there for you... and I keep thanking YOU guys for sharing this journey with us and helping us to realize just how precious each moment is... and all of the things we take for granted... and mostly, how our faith can be waivered by small things. Your faith, thankful attitude and "never give up" spirit are a comeplete inspiration to me (and MANY others I'm sure). THANK YOU for sharing your lives with us... WE are all growing together.

    We will not ever stop praying for your family.

  5. Thank you too for all that you have given me. My prayers continue for you and your family. Enjoy this wonderful day!!! KB