(post by Grant)
I read this passage in Job this morning, "But I do not have the strength to endure. I do not have a goal that encourages me to carry on."
It is not a positive passage, but it emphatically does not describe how I feel this morning. We do have goals, many, many, many goals! Here are a list of our goals, some of the ones that encourage me to carry on:
-Natalie just said, "Tomorrow at 10am is my last eyedrops." This round of chemo, we've had to put eye drops in her eyes every 6 hours (4pm, 10pm, 4am, 10am). We're looking forward to the end of that.
-My parents are coming soon to help out.
-Going home after this round of chemo, hopefully at the end of February. It will be nice to have everyone home together again, to sleep in our own beds.
-2 more rounds of chemo. If they last a month each, we could possibly be done with round 4 of chemo in March and round 5 of chemo in April. Home in May!?!
-Having her broviac removed in June.
-Natalie qualifies for Make A Wish. Currently, her big wish is for all of us to go to Disney World Florida! If all goes well, we could even go there this summer. Natalie and I might go bass fishing there (with a guide and a boat).
-10:35am Outside, there was a round of applause and cheers. People are laughing because Yousef is going home. The stayff says he's been here a year. We want to go home, too. I hope people miss us and are both happy and sad to see us go.