The second week at home went relatively smoothly. I went in to work 4 afternoons this week. That adjustment is going really well. As far as knowing whether to live as if I only have days or as if I have years, it seemed easier this week. I know I have to be prepared at any moment to go. I don't have any scripture for this but I believe God built within us the need for dreams and things to look forward to. But we don't dream and plan in a selfish way for our own pursuits, but rather we are making sure our dreams are things God would be pleased with. At the homeschool convention this weekend, we met a sister who told us a little about her fight against cancer. 10 years ago she thought she was attending her last conference, and was trying to pick out curriculum that would ease the childrens' transition to private school. Her cancer had spread to her liver. What a miracle! Ten years later she is telling us about it! And yet she still never forgets what the medical community told her and lives with the realization it could come back again. It as really encouraging for us to hear, and that alone was worth going.
Derek & Leann, Lexi, Wesley, & Whitley