This weekend has been great so far! We have been jam packing it with activities, which helps tremendously in getting our minds off of cancer... that is such a good thing.
Yesterday we went to two malls, not just one. Once we shopped all of Gurnee Mills, we headed for the Wisconsin border and shopped at Pleasant Prairie, kind of like Birch Run but half the size. They are run by the same company, so PP was very similar. Quote of the day from Ryan: "I think you need to buy more shoes." Uh, okay! Done!
This morning we went to Gurnee Community Church and enjoyed great worship. I missed our home church this morning so much... felt very homesick. After church, we headed downtown to the Field Museum. We looked at the Horse and Ancient Egypt exhibits and finally Colton had ENOUGH. He never napped yesterday on our grand shopping excursion, so needless to say, he was done at three thirty today. He is sacked out in his car seat next to me as I type this on my phone. :)
Tomorrow we will resume the appointments. We anticipate that we will have the BIG meeting on Tuesday, and chemotherapy will probably be on Wednesday. We won't be home until late this week.
Please start to pray for Ryan's body and his tolerance of the chemo. It will be difficult, no doubt. Please pray for lessened side effects, and please pray for the caretakers too. I am getting nervous - I DO NOT want to watch him go through this. But this is what we need to do.
I'm attaching some pictures of us on Easter Sunday, including one of the effects of two busy days on our son. Happy Easter everyone... He is risen, indeed!