He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
- Isaiah 40:29-31

Thursday, July 24, 2008

We're Home

And it's a good thing. Joshua was so ready to bust out of the hospital. Mommy was ready as well. He recieved 5 doses of chemo in the three days we were there so he's pumped up for another two weeks. Now we do the no fever dance and return to clinic for a count check on Tuesday.

Adam and Noah were happy to see Joshua and they resumed their tearing apart the house with their boyness in record time. I can't tell you how many times I've used the words "stop or someone is going to get hurt" in the last 12 hours. Of course they don't stop and someone always gets hurt. Boys...

And finally, it's a good thing we're home because Jeff has made us famous. He's made the local newspaper for the second time in months. The first time was back in June when he was asked at Relay for Life what his vacation plans for the summer were. They took a mug shot and that following Wednesday, big as life, there he was. Then, about two weeks ago we had an unwanted nighttime visitor. Jeff had left his truck unlocked and it seems as though someone took it upon themselves to help themselves to his iPod. They also visited our neighbor and took her iPod as well as camera. Jeff and Kelly both filed police reports and wouldn't you know it, they made the paper. In the "News in Brief" section, they have a little blurb about the theft. They not only post Jeff and Kelly's full name, they print our address and the fact that his truck was unlocked. Great. Guess that Brinks security system may come in handy after all.


Keith, Kathy, Collin and Will said...

I can't believe they posted your address etc.!! Craziness! Glad to hear you guys are all back together at home! We'll be saying prayers for no fevers for the little man & no night time visitors:)

The Schecks said...

Amy and Jeff,

I'm so happy that you're home with Josh and the rest of your gang. The normalcy of home is so reassuring. I noticed the pirate pictures of the boys. Be sure to check out UrbanPirates.com. It's an outfit in Baltimore that takes the kids on an hour tour on a pirate boat. We took Henry on his last day of treatment with his sisters and cousins. It was a blast!

Tara and I continue to think of you and follow your lives. Take care.

-The Schecks