Friday, January 10, 2014


Today marks the 2-year anniversary of the day that we found out that Spencer had leukemia.  It's not the kind of happy anniversary that we want to focus on, but it has been on my mind all week and I didn't want to let it pass without taking this opportunity to reflect a little on life since that day.

Little did I know when I woke up on January 10, 2012 how different our lives would be by the end of that day.  How the routines and familiarity with which our lives had been built would suddenly have crumbled to the ground in a heap of a terrifying and unknown future.  Even now, I can whip myself into a dark place pretty quickly when I think too long or too hard on the details of those months he spent in the hospital, especially those first few days.

Mostly though, when I look back at that time I am filled with awe at the countless blessings and tender mercies that were poured out upon our family during that time.  It seemed like we had a million people helping us to bear up the heavy burdens we were facing and we never felt more loved and more cared for in our entire lives, than we did when Spencer was sick.   We experienced a thousand little miracles along the way and I never want to forget that.

While we feel like we can never express thoroughly enough our gratitude to God and for each of you for your loving support and your continued prayers for Spencer and our family, we are so grateful we live in a place where friends care for one another and share bear up one another's burdens.  Thank you, thank you, thank you for lifting us up then, and for your continuing love and support throughout our journey with Leukemia.
“There is terrible suffering in our world today. Tragic things happen to good people. God does not cause them, nor does He always prevent them. He does, however, strengthen us and bless us with His peace…”  

Rex Pinegar

Looking back:  

One-year-ago today
Two-years- ago tomorrow


Chelsey said...

So grateful that Spencer is doing better. I love that comment that you will be able to go to that dark place if you really think about it because that place and feeling will give you the compassion you need for others in a dark place. What a gift. Love you and your family.

Cynthia L said...

I am so happy for Spencer and your family that he is healthy. I am sure it is a huge relief every time you get a good doctor report. What a great family you have! Rex Pinegar is David's grandmothers brother, good quote.

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