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The secret keeper

I just want to let all of you know that I am fine. The surgery to reattach my fingers went extraordinarily well and the doctor says that I should have full use of them in time…..I should be back to posting just fine.

When I go a few days without an update, it’s always sweet to see the immediate concern of our friends. The first assumption is that Peyton isn’t well…which she is…then, something is wrong with Nathaniel or Rachael…which there isn’t…or the world has come a cataclysmic end bringing the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse bearing down on our front door….which at the last check, it hadn’t.

I love the people who come to Peyton’s website. The people who contact us usually say something like “I really feel like I know you” and in a very real way, you all do. Probably because this website has gone far beyond its intended use. It was supposed to be a way to update friends and family on Peyton’s health and how the cancer treatment was progressing. But it just became this way to share that cancer really isn’t what our lives are all about. I guess it goes with the saying “We have cancer, cancer doesn’t have us”….(ooohh, I see a t-shirt logo coming out of that one)..and we never dreamed that people who didn’t know us would possibly care. Even those who have never met us, have never said a spoken word to us, have never even left a message to us…you have become such a huge part of our lives! And we appreciate your constant support, encouragement and prayers.

The reason that I haven’t been posting over the past couple of days is because Pete and I have been out of town. I can’t really share with on here why just yet, but it’s not a bad thing and I will the nanosecond I’m able to. We have huge decisions facing us and for Peter the process of making big decisions is about the same as passing a kidney stone…long, slow and painful.

There is so many wonderful things to tell you, amazing God things that have happened in the last week. I can’t wait to be able to write them all down and let you all see how the Lord has been working in our lives. Soon.

How is that for a teaser?? Ha!

We have a big night ahead of fun ahead of us. We got the invitation to go to the Tampa Bay Lightning game and we are headed over the forum tonight to enjoy the hockey game in a manner that has ruined us for any sporting event ever. Brad Richards (great hockey player, wonderfully compassionate guy) has a suite at the Forum that he has macked out for the families with cancer kids to enjoy the games in style. It’s decorated to the max, it has a big screen tv with a PS3, they cater in tons of food and drinks, they just go out of their way to make the event as awesome as they can. Kasey Dowd is the director of Brad’s Foundation and she bend over backwards to make each family feels special. Kasey and Brad are so wonderful and they have been a huge blessing in our lives.

The only downside of these great experiences is that our kids have been spoiled beyond belief. A few weeks ago tickets were donated for another game, but they were 3rd row seats, not in the suite. When I asked the kids if they wanted to go, Rachael asked “Are they suite tickets?” I explained that they were just regular tickets and she crinkled up her little nose and said “Nah.” My little ones, you are in for a huge reality check that nose bleed seats are what your future holds!

f.r.o.G….fully relying on God

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2 Comments on “The secret keeper”

  1. #1 Lisa Savage
    on Oct 25th, 2007 at 5:08 pm

    Glad all is well! I was worried too! Can't wait to hear your news.

    Hugs from Michigan,
    Lisa and gang

  2. #2 Tammy Nettina
    on Oct 26th, 2007 at 10:43 pm

    Continued prayers for Peyton and all of you.