Well, it has been a couple of months since I have updated this blog.  I thought today, with the kids being back in school it might be a good day to spend some time updating. 

Jerry has had a fun-filled summer.  We have actually had the opportunity to get away a few times this summer which was nice and refreshing.  After Jerry's appointment in June, which showed a very slight possibility of growth, we were a bit devastated.  But after some time, we both just started going back about our day to day living, just enjoying our family.  We were able to go camping 3 times this summer and we have a weekend getaway planned at the end of summer, so we are excited about that.  With 4 kids in tow, it is the most economical way to go on vacation.  We did, however have an opportunity to go to Branson, Missouri this summer for Jerry's family reunion and that was really fun. 

Today we shipped Hailey, Lizzy and Ashley off to their first day of school for the 2012-2013 school year.  It was a fun morning.  My kids buses are nicely spaced this year, so I am able to spend a decent amount of time with each one before they head off.  Jerry joined me this morning and we went to Ashley's school to send her off to 2nd grade...

Jerry's schedule has been very busy this summer.  We have decided to raise our own chickens.  We have raised 40 chickens so far and that has been a lot of work for Jerry.  We currently have 4 laying hens (that just started giving us eggs a few weeks ago).  Jerry has done this pretty much on his own and he is doing a really good job!  We are trying to eat healthier and making sure most of our food is not shot up with hormones and covered in pesticides.  We also had our first garden this year.  Jerry was hesitant on having a garden, but for me, he decided to go for it.  My dad came over with his tractor and dug up a small portion of our yard for our garden.  We planted Corn, Tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, green beans, Leaf Lettuce, bell peppers, radishes and a couple potatoes.  We had GREAT success with our garden this year.  Because it has done so well, we want to double it in size for next year!  I have spent the last few weeks canning tomatoes, salsa, & pickles!  I am currently looking for a good spaghetti sauce recipe to can as well!!

All in all, we are doing great.  Jerry is feeling well.  He takes his medicine every 4.5 hours with the exception of going longer at night so he can sleep.  He is also taking several other herbs that were recommended to be used in conjunction with Protocel.  He currently does not have another MRI scheduled.  His current Dr is pushing radiation and/or surgery and because we are not really moving in that direction, we may need to find a Dr. who is more open to non-traditional treatment.

Please continue to pray for Jerry's healing.  He is a wonderful husband and father and we really want him to be with us for many many more years to come.  Our family would be very broken if he wasn't here to share his life with us. 

We are certain that God has a plan for Jerry's life and Jerry is confident that it isn't going to be over anytime soon.  His positive attitude and outlook is good for all of us. 

We are just resting in His arms.........


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