In the past nine months there have been many times when we have felt helpless. We are doing everything we can to make sure Luke gets the very best treatment possible, and it requires a lot of time, money, energy, and perseverance to make all of it happen. At the same time, much (if not most) of the situation with Luke's health is completely out of our control. As much as we endeavor to exercise control over these circumstances, ultimately it's out of our hands.
That can be a helpless feeling. So...we pray. To our God who is in complete control. To our Father who loves His child Luke. We ask for healing. We ask for mercy. We ask for miracles. We ask for peace in the midst of uncertainty. And what's left for us to do when we've prayed and wept and begged and prayed again until we're completely exhausted?
We pray some more.
This is a big week for Luke. Tomorrow he will have his first full body scans since he completed radiation in late April. On Wednesday he will resume his chemo treatments. His body has been so tired, his Doc has given him some time off for recovery. It's been over a month since his last chemo ended. This process is so long. We have received so much support, such amazing encouragement, and so many prayers.
We need you to pray some more.
1) For the scans to show no remaining cancer in Luke's chest cavity. Zero tumors. Zero cancer. Completely gone. Forever.
2) For Luke's body to find renewed strength, for his blood counts to increase, for him to have energy to withstand the final stages of his chemo treatments.
3) For rest, patience, and peace for Luke, Laura, and me as we walk this long and difficult path.
4) We're so thankful to be able to celebrate recent Jay's graduation...so proud of him and grateful for what God is doing in his life.
The scan process begins at 8:00 on Monday morning. Results typically come back within a day or two. The chemo begins on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., with Luke hopefully coming home on Thursday night.
Our prayer remains the same...God heal our boy. We can't stop, WON'T stop praying for God to heal our boy. (James 5:14-16)
James & Lu
(for Same, Jay, & Luke)