Savoring summer

by Lesley on September 4, 2012 · 2 comments

in china,for fun

During the long and sick winter months, Jonathan and I ached for summer to arrive. And sure enough, on Memorial Day weekend we spent our last days inside as Jonathan slept off his final round of chemotherapy. From there on out, summertime was ours to savor. 

…We had several fun date nights at the driving range, the drive-in, and competing over billiards…

 …we celebrated remission with a Beer for the Cure Crawl…

…and left the baby for our first weekend trip away since her birth…

…we hung out with family who visited all summer (Sarah, Matt, Allison, both grandparents, and Mikey!)…

…I spent time with my bible study gals during our first (annual?) retreat…

…we gussied up the front porch and celebrated the Fourth of July with Baby Betsy Ross. I also did my first five mile race since having Anna…

…I spent weeks preparing for Anna’s ice cream social birthday party, and her baby dedication…

…we escaped Sacramento’s unbearable heat with a visit to the Marin Headlands…

…and then we snuck off to Hawaii for much needed time as a family…

…and this past weekend we camped at Fallen Leaf Lake with close to 40 Westmont friends- a trip that we will look forward to planning again in coming years…

Not pictured are all the days spent playing in the backyard, warm morning runs, nights watching the Olympics, Anna’s first swim lessons, and mundane activities such as cleaning the house, mowing the lawn, and changing dirty diapers.

This summer I also made big leaps in my writing career–publishing a few articles over on Christianity Today’s blog for women, joining the Redbud Writers Guild, and making progress on my book proposal.

Tomorrow (Wednesday) it’s back to reality. Summer might not be technically over, but our carefree time is not as carefree this week. Jonathan goes in for his first post-chemo PET scan in the morning. We are hopeful, anxious, scared, all of the above. My handsome husband finally looks like his old self again, but his old self didn’t have to do scary things like PET scans.

We are so thankful for three months without doctor’s appointments.

And we’re so thankful that because of cancer, we enjoy our days and weeks and months even more so than we would have before.

Please pray that Jonathan’s PET scan results would show no cancer in his body so that we can stretch summer out a bit longer! We should know results a few days after the test.

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Oh it's so sweet baby,looks so pretty or so cute,also you both were looks so nice with each other..I like your pic or post,For me,it's really a nice post..!!

Claire
Claire

ooooh I am praying for a PERFECT PET scan! NO MORE CANCER!