Emily finished her final round of chemo on September 22, 2018. That means one week from today it will be six months since chemo ended. God has been so good to us. There are two purposes of this update.
First, to request your prayers… Today, Emily is getting chest and bone scans as well as an X-ray on her artificial bones and knee to be sure all is well. Those who have been through cancer know about “scanxiety.” We have a weird relationship with scans. God used scans to save my daughter’s life (by discovering the cancer), and now we await scans that could reveal cancer’s return. Medically, there is a 70% chance her cancer will not return. Theologically, there is a 100% chance God is in control. And mystery of mysteries, He uses prayer to accomplish His will. So I would rather be public (and risk you getting tired of reading our story) and get as many people praying as possible (James 5:16 – we believe the prayers of godly people are effective). Will you pray that we would please God no matter the results of the scans and that our entire family would glorify Him through positive or negative results and through life or death? We would also love your prayers that the scans would come back negative and things would be clear. Her three-month scan in December was clear. We are praying for the same results. We will find out the results on Wednesday (I will send an update via Facebook on Wednesday).
The second reason for this update is to update you on our lives. So here are some photos to briefly summarize our lives since the last update in December. We haven’t been communicating much with old friends – as we’ve been busy transitioning to our new home, job, and life. So here is a summary through photos.