Thursday, January 22, 2009

Update on Henri

Thanks so much to all of you who are praying for our friend, Henri. He will begin his chemo tomorrow. We're thankful that he can be at home to do it. He just has to make a day trip to Seattle once a week for now. I'll update as any pertinent news comes up, but we would appreciate continued prayers for Henri, his wife Jill, and their daughter Mona.

Summer Already?

Yesterday it was 80 degrees outside. The kids were playing outside, still in pants from the morning when it was a little cooler. I was cleaning the patio, and could see their little cheeks getting pink. So, we decided to actually play in the hose - in January!! I changed their clothes and turned on the hose, and they had the best time running around in the water getting soaking wet. Gotta love Arizona winters! Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures because I was doing all the spraying.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Please Pray!!!

This is our precious friend, Henri. He and Juan are best friends, like brothers. He is 38 years old and has just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, which has already spread to his liver and stomach. It's just so hard to believe that this healthy man, who eats so healthy, exercises all the time, doesn't smoke or drink, can end up with cancer. It's such an evil disease. Henri and his wife Jill used to live here in Arizona just a couple of miles from us, but moved to Bellingham, Washington a few years ago. They have a little girl, Mona, who is just two months younger than Catia, and is such a sweet little doll. This picture is from a few months ago when we went to go visit them. Anyway, they are still just in the midst of getting the diagnosis, so a treatment plan hasn't even been set yet. All we know so far is that surgery probably isn't possible since multiple organs are already involved. They have just been referred to an oncologist in Seattle, so hopefully they will get to see him as soon as possible. I'm sure a long road is ahead of them (well, we hope it's a long road, as this is usually a very fast acting disease). We just love them so much and know that they need all the prayers possible coming their way right now! So, please, please remember them in your prayers.