The lab results on 10-09-09 indicate that my body is not now, nor will it be strong enough in the future to receive any further chemo treatments. Eileen, my family and friends are now responsible for providing me with pie and ice cream anytime I ask.
My brother and four sisters were here for the weekend to visit and attend my church with me. It was good to see all of them at one time and enjoy some past family stories. (Sue, Julie, Barb, Anita and Steve in back. Dad, me and Mom sitting) and (Just Look and guess who is who!) and (Sue kisses Don) and (Mom and me with my blue halo).
Cousin Tom Bowen, sister Anita Meltzer, cousin Nancy Bowen, sister Sue DeRoos, Mom and frequent visitor Joey Eells spent some time entertaining me and enjoying my attempts at humor in my family room.
Katie and Keith Seibel joined John Chaney and his son, Mark, for a great visit with prayer and scripture. Then Katie and Keith demonstrated the sound of two shofars (rams horns) they brought back with them from Israel. Shofars were used by the Israelites when they went into battle against their enemies. They wanted me to hear the current version of God’s people going into battle against my cancerous enemy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shofar
Kevin Lemay, my very special friend from Austin TX who works with me at our company, UnboundID, came to spend several days with me. Jim Rinella, my college friend/roommate from Colorado who works with the Navigators, came and spent a week at my house. Everybody should have a great friends like Kevin and Jim. John and Bev Burnham have been long time friends who have prayed BIG for me.
Now for those common parts of daily living. Doing wheelees in my wheelchair, dancing with my wife to and from the bathroom and best of all, eating chocolate pudding pie.
It has been good to be with my family and friends during this past week.
I need a miracle. I’m expecting God to deliver one, pray big.
Don and my Dad