Saturday, August 31, 2013

31st August 2013

Praise God for a 'normal' week! Victoria was well enough to have chemo on Thursday. She enjoyed a good week at school, culminating with an exciting outdoor ride through the sensory garden at RDA on a glorious Friday afternoon. 

The sensory garden is full of things that the children can look at and touch as they ride through the garden. This item is a bike wheel with little horses attached to it. The children spin it around.

Likewise this is a bike wheel with plastic pins and balls attached.

The balancing and stretching whilst doing these activities is just so good for Victoria.

Next week will be Victoria's last riding session for the year. We are so grateful that she has been given this opportunity, and are extremely grateful to the volunteers who give up their time to make these programs possible. Hopefully Victoria will be able to do more riding programs next year.

Regarding chemotherapy, the current program is for chemo to continue until the end of October. Victoria continues to have minimal side effects from the chemotherapy. We have dramatically increased her daily water intake which has stemmed the constipation problem that she was experiencing. Not sure why it took 12 months to work that out!!! Her next scan is Tuesday October 22nd.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support. It is such an encouragement to us all to know that we are not doing this journey alone. A friend gave me this scripture through the week, a reminder of our Heavenly father promises ...

Whatever God has promised gets stamped with the Yes of Jesus. In him, this is what we preach and pray, the great Amen. God's Yes and our Yes together gloriously evident. God affirms us, making us a sure thing in Christ, putting his Yes within us. By his Spirit he has stamped us with his eternal pledge - a sure beginning of what he is destined to complete.
2 Corinthians 1:20 -22 (The Message)

1 comment:

Milly Graham said...

Hi Wendy, Ken, Marshall, Charlotte, Alexandra and Victoria! Not sure if you remember me but my name is Milly (Amelia) Graham and i am Barbara Weily's granddaughter. I have been continuously following Victorias progress and would just like to make a comment on how brave every single one of you are and I have been offering my prayers to you each time I go to chapel. I am in yr 10 at boarding school and try to always take time out of my studies and social life to catch up on how you are all going. Once again I offer my great awe at all you do and my prayers and thoughts for all of you!
Lots of Love
Milly Graham