Sunday, May 2, 2010

Spring in MN - Back in the RV

Long time, no blog! We spent a few weeks living at the Staybridge Suites in Maple Grove while the snow melted and the weather warmed up. We really enjoyed the perks…like the breakfast buffet (thanks, Sue!), and the laundry facilities, but we are very happy to be “home” again in the RV.

In March, my mom and I spent ten glorious days at Bella Vita in Lodi, California where we went through a cleanse and learned about natural health and healing. I was blessed to be part of the staff as a volunteer and learned so much going through the cleanse myself and helping in the kitchen. It was wonderful to be there with my mom and the experience re-ignited my passion for health.

My mom is doing well. She has chemo once a week and radiation five days a week. She just finished her second week of what will be five to seven weeks total. So far, she has not been nauseated and we are praying that continues. She is strong and determined and she’s a fighter. Cancer is a battle that must be fought from many angles – and prayer is absolutely essential. It’s a huge blessing to know there are so many people praying for her including people who read our blog, but we don’t even know. Thank you so much for making a difference in our lives through prayer!

Rich recently returned from San Antonio, TX, where he was speaking at a conference about Dashboard Gear – his software that helps companies quickly and easily create reports from their Lawson financial and human resources systems. We are really happy to have Daddy home again after six days.

Ashley and Jake are gearing up for soccer and baseball season and we are finishing up our homeschool studies in the next few weeks. We have thoroughly enjoyed our first year using Sonlight studying American history and the human body. The two things we love most about Sonlight is their schedule (we didn’t know if we’d like it, but we do), and their use of real, living books. More on this another time…

For now, a few photos from the last few weeks of our journey. And a song by Jonny Diaz that sums up our hearts desire to “love like You love, serve like You serve, to speak only words of truth.” Lord, show us how to love like You.