Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Round three...

Beau was able to get a room at the hospital two days earlier than scheduled! He was really excited to be able to go ahead and get started with the third round...the sooner he gets them done, the sooner he can come home to us! He checked in last night and started his third round of chemo at 3:30 am. Mom has been home this week and she is anxious to get back out there. This was the first time she has been home since February 23rd and I know she was glad to see her friends and family and they were glad to see her! She will be going back tomorrow morning.

Please pray for Beau to be able to handle this treatment with minimal nausea. Also, the doctor has told him that each treatment will probably be a bit harder to get over than the previous treatment in terms of Beau's strength coming back, etc. Please pray for him to adjust to this as well as possible. Thank you all for thinking of Beau and our family throughout this ordeal and thank you so much for being faithful with your prayers! Keep 'em coming!

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On another note, there is a project that I would like to ask you all to help me with. I have been following a woman's blog about her baby that has a heart condition for a while now and this idea actually came from her blog. Please read her blog if you get the chance...she is very open about her struggles and her dependency on God and I find it comforting to remind myself that our family isn't the only one that is going through these types of struggles. My Sunday School teacher likes to say "God never said He was going to give us an easy life, He just said He would never leave us or forsake us" and her stories remind me of that.

Anway, on this woman's blog she has a posting that started out with a picture of her baby's name (Stellan) written in the sand. From there it has grown to hundreds of pictures of her baby's name from friends and strangers close by and from different places all over the world...I really can't begin to explain it so please click here http://www.mycharmingkids.net/2008/08/eventually-these-photographs-will-be-in.html to see what I am talking about. It takes a while to load because of the number of pictures but it's pretty neat to look at...

I would like to do this for Beau. I think it would be really awesome for him to be able to "SEE" his name being lifted up in thoughts and prayers from all sorts of different people/places. If you would like to participate in this project, look at the link above to get an idea of what I am talking about and, then, take a photo like the ones shown but with Beau's name...email them to me at beaupictures@gmail.com and I will begin posting them on his blog. Be creative! Some of the "Stellan" pics blew me away! Thanks in advance for helping me out with this...

More updates (and hopefully, pictures) to follow soon!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a great idea Maggie...can't wait to see all the cool pics Beau gets. Hugs to all. Luv, Aunt Denise

Ashlee said...

I follow McKMama as well. It's a great idea. I'll see what I can come up with!

Anonymous said...

Maggie, I sent this to all my FACEBOOK friends etc. Wonderful idea! Beau is extremely lucky to have such a "SPECIAL" sister. Thank you for keeping us updated. Our prayers are with Beau and the family. Please let me know if there's anything I can do.

Tina Johnson

Anonymous said...

Maggie, What a great idea, we have already started.

Beau, On Thursday, Mom got out the atlas, to see how far you were from the race. We are so glad that you got to go to the race. We are praying for you. Hope you are enjoying the cards.
- Jammell, Beverly, Jannelle & Susan.

HillsStyle said...

Maggie, I love that idea and am getting creative already. Will send some in the next few days.

Beau and Jeannie, you amaze us all! Much, much love, Holly Doss

Anonymous said...

David has taken this to the Project Manager here in Huntsville, Ala. to see what they can come up with...(This should be good)

I have 2 NASA Space Center Neighbors and I will get them on it. Wouldn't it be interesting to see if they could put it on one of the shuttles. (I'll see what I can do.)

I Talked to your Mom this morning, Beau is resting in his new Master Suite, much bigger room and large large bed....So I hope he's sleeping like a baby. He's an amazing man....

We continue to hold him and all of you up in prayer. I personally think, YOU ALL...(Brothers and you) Need to have a private family reunion in Houston. Go for it. You all need each other.

Now I will get on with sending this to Israel and see what our friends there can do.

Much Love
As always
In His Steps and By His Grace

Sam Mosley