Thursday, September 10, 2009

Home sweet home

Well my time at home is coming to a close tomorrow morning and then Melissa and I are heading back to Calgary for the next chemo treatments. I have had an amazing time at home with the boys and Melissa. Corban is actually is sitting on my lap right now as I write this blog. He has been pretty clingy which is a good thing because I think it will help as I go back to Calgary. He knows we are going tomorrow but he also knows I will be home soon again. It still will be hard to leave.

Today we went out because I needed a pair of jeans that fit. My old jeans are way too big right now, so we just bought one pair to get me through until I can pack the weight back on. It was nice to get out of the house and be 'normal' if you can call our family normal! We went to Timmy's for coffee for Melissa and "frappaccino" for Corban and I. After that we went to the car wash because the car was covered in bugs from travelling. Corban loved the car wash, but as soon as the soap covered the windows Keegan started to cry because he couldn't see out anymore.

Yesterday was a great day as well. I went to 'work' if you want to call it that. I went down to the police station to see co-workers/friends, and to say thanks for all the support we have been given by the department. I met so many new people who are all praying for us, sorry if I don't remember all your names, but I will try. I was able to see some familiar faces from training and also the crew I was to work on was working yesterday so I talked with some of the members I would have been working with on the streets. I also sat down with the K-9 guys for a coffee in the lunch room. We talked a bit about my treatments but it was mostly a 'normal' conversation. Being around the station and sitting chatting with various members was awesome because it just made me excited to be healthy so I can work with all those amazing people who work for the MHPS!

I am going to miss being at home. Everything was starting to feel like it was before I was diagnosed. I also want to get going to Calgary because I know the sooner I get through treatment, the sooner I can be at home for good with the family.

Please pray for Melissa and I as we travel to Calgary tomorrow morning. Also Corban and Keegan are going to be staying with Glen and Sue again until Melissa comes home, hopefully with me! It's hard for all of us to be separated, but I know we will all be together very soon and the only time I will leave is to go to work! Please pray for my treatments that they go well and the side effects are minimal again. It just makes it more bare able to do if I know the side effects are limited.

We love you all and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for absolutely everything everyone has done for us. We cannot say enough how much we are thankful for our family, friends, co-workers, community and everyone who is on this journey with us! Be blessed and may God be with you in all you do!

In Christ,



  1. We were so glad to hear that you were able to go home for a few days. Corban must have been soooo surprised when you were there to pick him up. How nice also that you were able to visit with family and friends. I think about you, Missy and the boys every day. I pray that your next round of chemo goes as well as the first. Uncle Brian and I will be up again soon to visit with you (I don't know when yet though). All our love!!

    Uncle Brian & Aunt Deb

  2. Hi Colin! Glad to hear that you were able to be home for a while with the family as well! Have a safe trip back to Calgary and we wish we lived closer so we could visit you in the hospital! We miss you guys and are praying for you everyday (but of course you know that:o). Take care!!!!!

  3. Hi Colin,

    We'll be praying for strength and peace as you head back to Calgary for round two of your treatment. I know from experience that sometimes its harder to go back once you know what to expect, but Jesus is waiting for you in that treatment room.

    Lisa and family