Monday, April 5, 2010

Today is a HAPPY Day!!!!

well, this is the first i think i've sat down since i've been at home....haha, well not really, just seems like it. I really wanted to share the great news that Colin called me about this morning....His cancer counts in his spinal fluid are ZERO!!!! already, we have our first ZERO count.....PRAISE GOD....HOPE is indeed ours...this doesn't mean he is cancer free, but we are on the right track. The disease is still in his spinal cord and his brain, and we have until hopefully tomorrow when we hear if is lungs are involved. BUT for today we will be glad for some good news! God has answered our prayers that the Burkitts is responding a second time to treatment! Such a relief!!!!
Colin is slowly but surely showing signs of improvement. He ate an Easter meal of ham and scalloped potatoes last nite and he did say the Easter Bunny was up on Unit 57, so he has some sort of chocolate as well! His voice is still gone, and we're hoping whatever the cause we will find out tomorrow so they can treat it specifically!
I will be going back up to Calgary on Wednesday morning sometime, and Colin's mom is coming here to switch off with me to have the kids stay at home, settled and in their routine! We are so thankful that this transition will be as smooth as we can make it for the kids, so please pray they take it well and are ok with Grandma Burritt being here with them, i have peace that everything will go just fine!
i will make sure to be in touch as soon as we get word with results tomorrow, and what the future will look like for us, at least in the coming weeks and months....i just can't wait to have it all figured out FULLY and have a definite plan for how to proceed!
It was great to be in Church on Sunday, it was like God was speaking straight to me, and the love and hugs and support from so many, just makes us SO thankful for a HUGE extended family that we apart of! Some great friends invited us for Easter Dinner yesturday and we SO appreciated the distraction and comfort of good friends. It's been so good to see familiar faces, i think Colin is really just missing the comfort of home and being together as a family...please pray that he can get home so we can be together really soon. I'm sure just a short time together will make a world of difference for him!!
As for today, we are rejoicing in some good news, the first good news in a long time, it seems. Don't get me wrong, we have committed to finding ways to Praise God each day, and to see those little Blessings in spite of what we are going through. Thank you God for strength each day, and for the little things that make us smile. Oh to see a smile light up Colin's face.....i miss him so much since i've been home....i can't wait to see his smile! The kids keep me smiling, i've taken lots of pictures for Colin to see them, i know it's not the same, but this is what we have to do right now. God help the time to go by quickly until we get to be together again!
Blessings on each of you! Thank you for praying!
luv, Melissa


  1. Wonderful, wonderful news, Melissa! God is good - all the time, even when we don't understand.

    When Uncle Tim and I are going through hard stuff, we try to think of 5 things each day that we are thankful for, and list them to each other before we go to sleep. It helps us focus on the positive in the midst of very negative situations.

    Blessings to you and your boys, and Colin,
    A. Lorrie

  2. Great news!! We will keep praying and trusting God to completly heal him

  3. So glad to hear about these positive results. You are in our daily prayers, and always in our thoughts. Our nine year old paused in the garden tonight to pray for Colin, and said he hoped that the new life of our lilac bush (recently showing buds after looking really dead and deer nibbled through the winter) would be just like the new life Jesus would give to Colin's body. Quite the theologian, that boy.

    With thankful hearts at your great news,
    Jeff and Lisa

  4. We're so thankful for the update and great news, Colin and Melissa. We believe with you for a complete healing which only God can do!!
    God is good and He will see you thru.

    Love from Great A. Esther & U. Lloyd