That's the first thing Caleb said Friday, when he was released from Texas Children's Hospital! We had a little scare with an unexpected illness, and Caleb & Zach had to miss their Christmas parties at school on Friday because of it. The timing was tough... they were both very sad to miss such a special occasion with their friends & cherished teachers.
|Caleb underwent a lumbar puncture (spinal tap) today. His Oncologist injected chemo into his spine, plus took a sample to test. We feel confident the results will come back & prove his cancer is still in remission!|
Cal starts back on steroids today, so that will give him a great appetite for his grandmothers' special Christmas treats!
Caleb has had a special month, thanks to several local organizations & sports stars. We're so thankful for the men who use their celebrity to help cheer up the lives of children fighting cancer.
|Caleb & Zach got to hang out with Baseball Great Craig Biggio at the Sunshine Kid's party.|
|The Houston Texans/Tennessee Titans Kevin Walter & Texans Chris Myers add rays of sunshine to the event!|
Then the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance & The Houston Rockets invited Caleb & Zach to a fun celebration.
|A nice "Welcome" from Hall of Famer Calvin Murphy & Zany "Clutch".|
|Now that's quite a basketball player. :)|
|The Rockets seemed to really enjoy spreading Christmas cheer to these children fighting cancer and also to their siblings, who also have a tough time because of cancer!|
To wrap up the month, Zachary got baptized! He has patiently waited a year and a half, after walking forward in our church. He postponed it the first time when Caleb was hospitalized and had to stay home for a year. Then, he postponed it after one of Caleb's recent emergency hospitalizations. It was important for him to have his little brother there.
|It was a glorious day for our family. Zach is a great role model for his little bro.|
|David got to do the honors of baptizing Zach, with the assistance of a pastor.|
Christmas is always magical, but we seem to take it even more seriously now. It means so much to us to celebrate Jesus' birth. I have no idea how we would've survived the past fifteen months without truly believing:
I can do everything through Him who gives me strength. Phillipians 4:13
|Caleb is resting comfortably tonight, and we know our Savior is watching over him.|
Happy Birthday, Jesus! Thank you for bringing us light and love and hope.
As for our faithful friends and family, may you have a very Merry Christmas and many blessings of good health throughout the coming year.