|Mark on Christmas Day|
Christmas was amazing, thanks so much to so many amazing angels who blessed our home with meals, gifts, childcare, and even just phone calls and emails and texts of support. We are spending our time just trying to make life as normal as possible heading up to the surgery dates. Mark is obviously a bit nervous about brain surgery, but his biggest concerns now seem to be the recovery period in the hospital, and that he'll have an IV for at least a week. He does not look forward to being tethered to monitors and has found that IV's are quite uncomfortable after a while.
For now, the normalcy is working well. His cancer does not mean he is fragile. He got involved in a pillow fight with his brothers and Dad, and got equally clobbered just like the rest of us, it was grand. Post-op, recovery permitting, Mark is planning to have a huge party at Chuck E. Cheese, details will be forthcoming. If you're reading this, consider yourself and/or your children invited.
As always, I cannot overstate how powerful and important your continued prayers are for Mark and for us, we are so thankful to hear how many prayer chains he has been picked up by. We are left wanting for nothing tangible because of the amazing graciousness of so many, yet continued prayers remain for now among the best and most appreciated gifts you can give us.
Thanks for your support.