Thank you Father once again for a good week, the strength for the week, and the encouragement from above. Thank you all for your continued support.

Well the lack of restful sleep, radiation burned skin, lymphedema, left arm soreness from overuse (trying to become left hand dominant), fatigue, driving to Olympia five days a week, and the kids schedule caught up to Theresa this weekend. She didn’t have the stamina to get out of the house all weekend. Theresa’s spirits are still good, though there are still low times, especially when she is so fatigued. In just over a week she will be going to a lymphedema clinic to hopefully reduce the edema and discomfort that has brought. she will start week 3 of radiation Monday and Friday she will get her every three week Herceptin treatment. She is finding now that the radiation treatments have become painful. One good thing is that the Radiation Oncologist thought her skin would be much more irritated than what it is at this point. – small victories.

From Streams in the Desert Oct 5th
“One way or the other, we must all learn the difference between trusting in the gift and trusting in the Giver. The gift may last for a season, but the Giver is the only eternal love”.

We have been blessed by the gifts given by our Father. We know they are temporary as life on this earth is temporary. The true gift is life eternal with the Giver, the One behind it all. We are so thankful for the hope for tomorrow and the help for today.

May you have a blessed week. Continue to hold Theresa up in your prayers.


  1. Sharolyn Wiley says

    Your family has been on my heart! I appreciate the updates. May God continue to heal and strengthen you! Please let us know if we can help in any way.

  2. Carol & Marcus Johns says

    You and Theresa are still in our daily prayers. All around us family and friends are facing greater challenges than us even though Marcus is one week out of hip replacement surgery. Our troubles are so, so minor. We recognize how blessed we are, and I know first hand that life as I once knew it can be altered at the blink of an eye. I think of you and your family often in your 10+ month struggle. We will pray for endurance and peace in your continued perseverance.

  3. Kathleen Spencer says

    Thank you again Paul for the update. I wondered about Theresa Sunday when I didn’t see her at church. May I bring a meal this Thursday or Friday for you all? I was thinking a ground turkey veggie lasagna. Prayers are with all of you, especially Theresa.

  4. Priscilla Christenson says

    Thanks for the updates Paul, we continue to lift Theresa up daily! Give her our love and take care of yourself as well! Chris and Priscilla

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