Maintaining a Hopeful Attitude

▼ After being admitted overnight for my first chemo & other treatment.
If you know your hair is falling out next week, why wouldn’t you do this?
(put a water bottle inside and decorate with hospital gloves)

After being admitted overnight for my first chemo and all sorts of other things.  If you know your hair is about to fall out, do something fun with it! Like put a water bottle inside and decorate with hospital gloves, of course.

▼ “None but Jesus” at Soul City Church our last Sunday before it all began. Took out my phone in the middle of the song to snap a pic because I knew I’d need to remember that moment. 

"None but Jesus" at Soul City Church our last Sunday before it all began. Took out my phone in the middle of the song to snap a pic because I knew I'd need to remember that moment.

▼ One of my favorite nurses, Peggy! We had to put masks on whenever they needed to access the source of my PICC line. And in order to come in my room people had to put on these plastic gowns/gloves to decrease the chance of spreading germs.

One of my favorite nurses, Peggy. Had to put masks on whenever they needed to access the source of my PICC line.In order to come in my room people had to put these on to decrease the chance of spreading germs.

▼ My first blood transfusion. Pretty heavy getting someone else’s donated blood—makes you think about the total sacrifice of Christ, and how he freely shed ALL his blood to give us salvation.

My first blood transfusion. Pretty heavy getting someone else's donated blood—makes you think about the total sacrifice of Christ, and how he freely shed ALL his blood to give us salvation.

▼ FaceTiming with #jackiethadog of course.

And of course, there's #jackiethadog

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to our church families, family and friends! All these incredible expressions of love, prayer, hope and support were a huge source of encouragement in my hospital room—I got lots of compliments on “my wall.”

A huge source of joy and encouragement! All the incredible expressions of love, prayer, hope and support from church families, family and friends!

10 Things Keith Did to Keep Us Afloat

At the Residence Inn during November or Northwestern Memorial Hospital during December…

10. He spent hours creating an entertainment center (basically getting the Apple TV, Xbox and internet FUNCTIONAL)! It was his mission. From NetFlix to HBO Go, iTunes, Pandora, Amazon Prime, and dozens of Breaking Bad DVDs, we pretty much had every show/service anytime. Continue reading