Saturday, October 3, 2009

So, i'm happy to report that i'm typing this from HOME in Medicine Hat! Third time was a charm for the Doc.....he finally gave in to our constant begging to go home. Colin's cell levels were safe enough to come home until Tuesday. We leave Tuesday morning at 6am to go back up to the hospital for more testing, just for tuesday and wednesday and then we're coming back home for a whole week! Unfortunately, i've come down with a touch of a cold, so we're masked up and i'm cleaning to high heaven making sure i don't pass on my germs, not when we're already home and coming back for Thanksgiving! Please pray that i can get over this without giving it to Colin or the boys! This time of year sucks, especially when you have a cancer patient in the house! YIKES! But, God is keeping Colin safe, and he feels great so far, so we're very thankful for that! The kids are good as well, and Corban almost started to cry when we surprised him last night at Mom and Dad's house! It is so good to see our kids, God knew how much we needed to be at home and be together and we are so blessed to have the time that we do, to be here at home!
Anyhoo, i just wanted to let you know the good news and to thank you for covering us in prayer so far......the second half is fast approaching, and i pray it goes as fast as the first half has!
For right now, it's so good to be home!

luv, Melissa


  1. Colin and Melissa, I've been following your situation for some time now and just caught up on your posts since 9/27, and I wanted to leave you some encouragement. We don't know each other - I'm one of your mom's many cousins. You folks know this but I'll remind you anyway that you have an army of warriors praying for you. I'll encourage you with words from Psalm 91: He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust. Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge, his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. Find comfort in the Lord our God. It's great to see you home for a few days. We're praying for you all.

  2. Colin, Your strength thru this is truly amazing and I want you know that we are all praying for your complete recovery. well your strength is truly amazing and I can not help but think how traumatic this is but your faith is so strong, nothing can defeat you. God bless both you and your families through this difficult time and I am positive that you will surely succeed in defeating this nasty disease. Jim

  3. I'm so happy you get to be home! I got a little misty thinking of Corban's reaction to seeing you come home. I'm so blessed to hear that!

    Believing with you guys for a quick last half, great health, and always light and happy hearts.

    Love you 4!!!