We have wanted for so long to send each and every one of you a note of thanks and appreciation for your prayers, notes, help, gifts and so much more. Not a day goes by that we aren’t thanking God for placing us in the thoughts and prayers of so many wonderful, giving family members, friends, friends of family members, friends of friends…the list goes on. The cards, letters and emails we have received have touched our hearts. Abby has a special hugs folder and book which was assembled by a friend of ours which contains all the cards and letters she has received. She enjoys looking through them and we are having a great time telling her who all of you are. We are so blessed to have had so many of you provide delicious meals, a well kept yard, a sparkling house, clean laundry, childcare and so much more that we could never remember it all. Abby has appreciated the generosity of every one of you. Your gifts have brought many smiles to her face (as well as to the faces of her brothers and sister). You all are a blessing and an encouragement to us and we appreciate each of you. Some day we pray we will have the opportunity to thank you all personally, but for now we thank you for accepting our thanks in a more general way.
It feels good to have actually reached the point where we feel like we are doing something that will make a difference in the long term for Abby. She is tolerating the radiation well so far, so we are optimistic for the first of the two major components of treatment. Knowing that God has brought, and continues to bring, loved ones like all of you makes it possible for us to see the long road ahead with far less discouragement than we would have if we walked it alone. Thank you for allowing God to use you.