I was oddly encouraged while doing my taxes the other day. (That's not a sentence you'll read too often from people in my tax bracket). I was getting ready to file my taxes via a popular do-it-yourself website and something seemed amiss. I was expecting to owe thousands of dollars to Uncle Sam, but the … Continue reading List ‘Em
Andrew and I have so much to fill everyone in on since the end of February. First off, thank you to everyone who helped us complete our Bonfire T-Shirt fundraiser (we highly recommend this option for t-shirts). We had a blast watching the Lord provide each day as the numbers seemingly crept up each day. … Continue reading An Update from Carmen
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Carmen and I are happy to announce that we have begun the adoption process through International Family Services! Many of you know that the past couple of years have been very trying as we battled against cancer and infertility. We have spent much time mourning both the (temporary) loss of Carmen's health as well as … Continue reading BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!
A few weeks ago, Carmen and I went back to her oncologist for scans. Carmen had completed her chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Both had been brutal. Cancer sucks. Don't let anyone lie to you and tell you that it is easy or that it is no big deal. It is a big deal. It is … Continue reading Proudly Presenting My Survivor
I really want to give Facebook a rest for a while. I've felt this way for a while now. Really, the only thing keeping my Facebook account active is this website (Facebook is the primary way that I publicize these updates). I feel responsible to keep my friends and family (and even many people that … Continue reading The Dog Days of Cancer
Here we sit in the chemotherapy bay at Physicians East in Greenville. Today is Carmen's fourth treatment, which puts us more than halfway through this part of our journey. To this point, I believe that Carmen's response to the chemotherapy has been, as the title suggests, as good as it gets. To the praise of … Continue reading Update on Carmen: Good As It Gets
Carmen and I have been absolutely overwhelmed at the exposure my last post received. The famous Christian philosopher, C. S. Lewis once remarked on suffering in this way: "Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His … Continue reading Reflection: Pain is God’s Megaphone (+ cancer update)