We give thanks to God and all the people who donate to Camp Quality, as we have just enjoyed a very relaxing holiday at One Mile Beach. It is just soooooooooooo good to get away from the house and be at the beach.
Alexandra loved just messing about in the sand!
Victoria took on the challenge of riding a new bike. Her catch - cry throughout the holiday was, 'If Marshall can do it, and Charlotte can do it, and Alexandra can do it, then I can do it!'
Victoria's physio advised that with the left-side weakness it will be more difficult for her to learn to ride a bike without training wheels. So could you please pray that she will have the perseverance to achieve this childhood milestone.
Thank you to everyone who has helped us out of the last month, you have all made a huge difference to our lives,. The practical help has certainly eased the pressure I have been feeling and has returned my emotional state to a more even keel. For those of you who read this blog and don't live near by, I am going to mention some of the practical help that we have received in this past month, to illustrate how loving and caring people in this world can be, and to encourage you to help a family near you who is in need ..
Mum and Dad, funded by 24 hour break at a beautiful hotel
My sister and family, funded the room service I received during my 24 hour break!
Friends who looked after the children so I could have the 24 hour break.
Friends and teachers from school who arranged for our house to be cleaned twice during the school holidays
Thursday 'chemo' day meal roster - friends and teachers from school bring dinner to our home on Thursday, when I am often emotionally spent.
A friend who does my shopping for me when it is just too difficult to get to the shops. Sometimes getting just milk and bread is a huge help.
Friends who have looked after Marshall, Charlotte and Alexandra during the chemotherapy treatment in the holidays as the hospital advised that they didn't want siblings in the treatment room these holidays.
Friends who have stepped in to be pseudo Aunts and Uncles and great role models for our children.
Family, neighbours and friends who are 'on call' to help out at a moment's notice to help out at home if Victoria is required to go to hospital.
We are so grateful to everyone of you, and to people who have helped us that I have not mentioned. Thank you for being so generous with your love, time and finance.
Thank you too to everyone who has joined The Conqueror's blood donating group. If you want to join and haven't yet, please click on this link - Join The Conqueror's group. The goal is 50 potential lives saved by 31st December 2013.
Finally and most importantly thank you to everyone who is praying for us. We are so grateful that Victoria is so well and that our holiday was not interrupted with an emergency hospital visit. Victoria had chemo yesterday (week 53!).
Please continue to pray that the scan results next week will be extremely positive, just like this beautiful courageous girl.
And please pray that we can continue to stand strong in our faith,as in Romans 4:20, 21 ...
"No unbelief or distrust made him waver (doubtingly question) concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong and was empowered by faith as he gave praise and glory to God. Fully satisfied and assured that God was able and mighty to do what He had promised."