Monday, February 6, 2012

Headed to IU

Leann and I are driving to Bloomington IN today, for meeting with the radiation oncologist, Dr McDonald. We covet your prayers for calmness and wisdom as this seems sure to be one of those days with decisions to make or unexpected changes in direction.

It was a good weekend at home. The trip home from Mayo went well, and I do pretty good riding in the van. It was just so good to be with the kids again and read stories to them and catch up with all they did while we were gone. Sunday we spent at home listening to Tremont's services. My cousins family came over for supper and brief visit. We got a bed setup for me in the living room so I can spend lots of time with everyone but laying down. After about 45 min sitting up or at the table, my neck gets pretty worn out. So if I can visit while laying in bed I feel pretty good. We even got out for a walk to the end of the road Sunday afternoon, which felt really good.

Thanks so much again for lifting us up in prayer. We feel it and appreciate it so much. We had a nice pile of notes in the mail when we got home and appreciate each one.

Derek & Leann, Lexi, Wesley, & Whitley


  1. Will continue to lift you up in prayer. I appreciate your attitude. Keep it up!

  2. Think about you often and pray for you everyday! Thanks for the address, Leann. Our three wanted to send a special Valentine to your three - tell your mom to be watching for it on Wed/Thurs:):) Love you!

  3. Derek - I know how you feel with the neck pain! My max was about 45 minutes for the first 2 weeks after surgery, but then slowly I could sit or stand for longer periods of time. Hopefully you will progress with that too! I will pray for your pain and for LeAnn's strength. Every decision we have to make is so hard, but looking back you will be able to see God's hand in all of it; how He put people in your life at just the right time, sent the right surgeon, sent the right visitor. I keep praying you will feel God's nearness. Love, Laura W