To my fellow artist and friends,
It’s been exactly a year since my son Daniel had his final treatment for Hodgkin's Lymphoma...an update is in order.
When I think back over those many months of treatment and the emotional journey I am glad to look forward! During the difficult months we were lifted up by your kind words, emails, phone calls and prayers. Today the doctors say Daniel is in remission…Praise God! They won’t use the word “cured” until he is free from cancer for five years. When Daniel finished chemo he was ready to move forward and never look back. Much to his dismay that is not the life of someone who’s had cancer. He still has side effects from the chemo, doctor appointments, tests, more tests, scans… At times this depresses him.
Daniel is enjoying being out of school, working hard as a mechanical engineer, buying their first home and all the responsibilities of home ownership.
Heidi is very busy with Joshua and Nevaeh, working at home, church, Mom's Club, teaching the kids... She's one of the most natural parents I’ve ever known (I could of learned a lot from her when I was raising my boys). The big news around their home is...they are expecting another child!
Life has its highs and lows and we are not immune from fear, pain and sorrow. But, I feel grateful beyond words for blessings in life.
Do not squander time...it's what life is made of.