|It's such a relief that Zachary is out of school to help keep our spirits up! He is so strong and our rock when we're hurting.|
|David (Daddy) hugs always make things better!|
We have just been heartsick all week over the loss of one of the strongest cancer fighters we've met. This is precious little Kyssi and her AMAZING mother! She says Kyssi won her battle against cancer this week, because she is now in Heaven and out of pain and in the arms of Jesus.Chemotherapy has been brutal during the Texas heat for Caleb. While he usually has a stomach of steel and can ride the craziest rides without a worry and never gets motion sickness, it has been brutal on his stomach.
|Yes, that's him, upside down! Don't worry - he didn't let it stop him! He pushed himself through it. Kyssi would be proud that he refuses to let chemo slow him down.|
|Caleb's baseball team sailed through the Play-offs and ended up in the Championship Game!!! Proud of those lil' Dodgers!|
On a much happier note - Caleb wrapped-up the school year with honors! His chemo has been known to cause learning disabilities, but that just hasn't been the case for Cal, and we are so thrilled about that!!! Definitely answered prayers!
|Zach & Caleb were both honored for scoring so high on their standardized testing! Caleb was also happy to win the 1st Grade Spelling Bee and tie for 2nd place in a Math Contest!|
|Caleb also graduated from being a Tiger Cub Scout and is now a BIG BEAR! He's really excited about next year and all of the fun scouting events to come.|
|Other BIG NEWS... Caleb turned 8 on May 29th!!!!|
|Forget acting like a cancer patient - he wanted a "rough and tumble" birthday party! It started it off with a wild game of flag football... (I was hoping that's a non-contact sport. Ha! ha! No such luck.) :-)|
|He enjoyed a competitive game of laser tag at his party too!|
|He wrapped it up by walking the rafters - through a tough obstacle course about 20 feet in the air. Gotta love those safety ropes!|
|Caleb is enjoying a peaceful summer and lots of extra time with "the Maggers"!|
We're so proud of Caleb - on his own - he decided to stay away from his iPad as much as possible. He asked us to enroll him in a reading contest at our local library! WOW, be still my heart. :-)
|He won a trophy & certificates today for reading 20 books last week!|
|My wonderful cousin, Gerri, sent us a care package so amazing, it's worth sharing!|
|She also sent Caleb this super cool cap that says "Chemo: All the cool kids are doing it!" The shirt she sent Zach says, "I Stand Alongside My Brother To Win the Battle". LOVE THAT. It's so true, too!|
|David's cousin, Joe, surprised us with this photo - of him wearing a special "Caleb's Courage" bracelet, in front of a fierce lion he found while traveling to Philadelphia. Cal LOVES this! :)|
We are so very appreciative of our family and friends who have continued to keep us in their thoughts & prayers all this time. We realize that most cancer treatment ends for patients within six months. Thanks for being in it with us for the long haul. We know four years is a LONG TIME, but YOU make a world of difference.
In honor of our little friend, Kyssi:
2 Timothy 4:7
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."
We will keep the faith forever.