Monday, June 14, 2010

Monday's Don't Always Have to Be that Bad!

Happy Monday Everyone!
Today we left Medicine Hat around 11am and headed back up for the first full week in Calgary for Colin's treatments. He had radiation today at 3pm so we made it in good time and even had a little extra time to grab a snack in Strathmore. Today is a good day! Colin has been feeling good, we had such a great time talking and sharing our thoughts with each other on the trip up....much needed for us to just connect again and get ready for the week to come! The weekend actually went pretty good. We are both finding we have to get back into the mind-set of just "getting through" each day rather than the "recovery" mindset. We are not quite at the recovery stage yet, and we've been here before, with chemo, but it still is a routine we didn't want to have to get used too again. Colin was rested and comfortable for most of the weekend, some of his nights were a little rough, but nothing we couldn't handle. Last night we ALL got a great restful sleep, God is good!
Now that we've had our first weekend under our belts with how it's gonna be with the boys and me trying to handle things around the house, it's gonna be ok....just one day at a time, and it's exercising for me to reach out and say i need and dad and Steph(my cousin) helped us so much this weekend, and Dad got his hands on a wheelchair for us and a chair to fit in the tub, so life will be a whole lot easier now at home, we are SO thankful for that!
On the way out of the hospital today, Colin was being a funny guy, cracking jokes, i could tell he was feeling ok, and that's so good to see him with all he's been going through lately! I had to fill gas before we got to Andy and Nat's and Colin wanted to go on a "car-wash" date with me, so we drove through an automatic carwash at the gas station and had a quick
So, for now, we're cuddling on the couch and watching some TV.....hopefully we can have an equally good night. It's certainly not getting any easier to leave our boys, but with this, there is an end in sight, so we'll keep praying this goes quickly until we can all be together again at length!! i'll update each day as the week progresses! Thanks again for your thoughts and prayers!!!!
Luv, Melissa


  1. Dear Missy and Colin:
    Just wanted you to know that you are alway's in our prayers and your sharing is such and inspiration to so many.....

    In the Message I read this morning Psalm 9:9 God's a Safe House for the battered, a sanctuary during the bad times....
    I pray that for you today...That you can go to that safe house and find rest strength and healing for today...

  2. Yeah for a better week end and that Colin was feeling a little more like himself! and thank goodness for "carwash dates"...have a happy day and know that we love you and think of you each day! Love Auntie Dawna for the Motz men too :)

  3. LOL what did that date involve, exactly? You're sounding really chipper. :) Nevermind, I'm just teasing. It's great to hear that you had a good day. This is now we get through the tough stuff, by rejoicing in the good moments, and leaning on God in the not-so-good ones, and taking each day as it comes, a gift from God.

    Blessings on you both!
    Lisa (and Jeff)

  4. We're praying for you all, Melissa. It must be exhausting and we often think of you. May this day--this evening--be a time of peace.
    Deb Elkink