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, August 7, 2008

Our New Home

Or so that is what Noah calls the hotel we are staying at in Ocean City. Yes, we decided on the spur of the moment to take a break. Noah can't understand that we aren't living here for real. I think he finally is starting to get it when we tell him it's just a sleep over. Hotel is becoming a new word in his vocabulary. Joshua's counts were good on Tuesday and we really needed a break. The chemo that he is coming up on Monday will pretty much knock him out. It causes a build up of mucus and therefore in the past it has caused him to stop eating. It has also caused fevers and a lot of hospital stays. He will get this drug a lot in the up coming weeks. So, we're taking advantage of our good time and at the beach. We had only planned for one night but since we're having a blast, we've decided to stay for one more.

So yesterday we went to the beach. Of course we go in the late afternoon and Joshua can't go in the water but we still had fun. The boys loved it. They rolled, jumped and ran through the sand. We went to the pool and ate dinner outside on a patio where we were in our under our own little pergola. All to ourselves as if they were waiting for us. You know, that cancer family that is just trying their best to enjoy life. I'll be sure to post more pictures and more details tomorrow after we get home but right now there is sand, sun and lots of fun waiting.


Paula said...

Oh I am so excited that you guys were able to get to the beach and enjoy the sand. I hope you built lots of sand castles. Looks like you are having a wonderful time. We will be thinking about you all and we will see you when we get back in town. Enjoy the sun today!

Love Aunt Paula and Uncle Mike

Priscilla Joyce said...

So, so glad you were able to get away and that it's going smoothly! Enjoy the rest of your visit!!!

Keith, Kathy, Collin and Will said...

awesome news that you guys are enjoying a few days in OC! have fun in the sun!!