Monday, February 27, 2012

Overwhelmed (good way)

I don't know what to say tonight other than that I am overwhelmed by the love and prayers we feel. We just got done opening the pile of cards we received again today. So many from people that I have never met or hardly know. I lay here in bed just sobbing as I try to comprehend it all. I'm really blessed. I guess maybe its just starting to sink in to me how God has intended that we bear each other's burdens as brothers and sisters in Him. Even though this doesn't seem sufficient, we say thanks.

We enjoyed another good Sunday in indy and were blessed with a family watching the kids while Leann and I had a supper date.

Today was pretty quiet, we have a visitor tomorrow and then my parents this weekend. Today I felt a bit better strength-wise and am really thankful for how the treatments are going. Leann talked to the mom of a patient also getting whole brain radiation who lost her hair at treatment 12 so we are expecting this weekend is when it will fall out.

Derek & Leann, Lexi, Wesley, & Whitley


  1. SO good to hear! God shows us His love in many, many simple and yet such deep, sweet ways.
    I have a card sitting on my desk ready to send to you and your family and keep being lazy about sending it. I'm so sorry :(

    You're still in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. I haven't written any comments, but I have been faithfully reading your blog. You have been and will continue to be in my prayers.

    Sis. Sharla Wiegand

  3. Derek and LeAnn
    You are continually in our prayers - so many times as you write I go back and relive my experiences which in some sense is a good thing. Spiritually and mentally, physical challenges almost always are beneficial if we face them with the right attitude. I remember once during one of the conferences an elder gave three words of advice - attitude -Attitude - ATTITUDE!! May God grant you the peace, grace and wisdom to have a thankful positive ATTITUDE!!! I often have to look at my dad and feel a lot of shame (when evaluating myself). You never leave my mind for long... Christ's love, Dean

  4. I just got back from a jog, enjoying God's beauty and the warmth of the sun. It is a special time for me to reflect, think of others, and offer up prayer. I find that if I think of others it takes my mind off the task at hand. :) You are close to my heart and lifted up in prayer often. Give hugs and kisses to the kids. We love you all dearly and are so thankful that Derek is hanging in there.