Title of today’s episode: Just an Update
The major news is Terri’s dad passed away last Thursday. As I said in my last update, Terri was trying to get to Myrtle Beach but her flight Thursday didn’t get off the ground before he died – she did get to speak with him on the phone. He went peacefully back to the Lord, falling asleep and just stopped breathing.
Dee was finally reunited with his lifelong love Pat who left us late January 2017. They were high school sweethearts and were married for more than 60 years. I cherished the opportunity to have them in my life over the past 18 years. Prayers for them and Terri and her sisters.
As for me, I’ve completed the 4th round of chemo earlier this week and feeling fine – the rash is back but we are staying ahead of it with anti-itch drugs and steroid cream. We are looking forward to the DLI scheduled for later in May.
It will be a very big month for Connor: he graduates from George Mason University on 5/18 and then repeats his role as “Dad’s life saver” the next week by donating stem cells. I can’t express my thanks for his gifts of life…you are the best C-man!
We continue to make headway towards the upcoming events in May. As indicated before, we are available for some visits so please let us know. Otherwise, thanks for notes, prayers and thoughts – please keep them all rolling in!
Paul and Terri
Terri’s PS…I haven’t completely assimilated that my parents are gone, forever. They have always been a huge influence in my life and my (and my sisters) biggest cheerleaders. If we are lucky, we each have to face this void, but hopefully after many years of relationship, communion and love. In that way, I am lucky, though still bereft. Thx for all your love, prayers and support, I am lucky in that way too.