Justin is still experiencing fatigue and foot/leg issues but is slowly and steadily improving. His latest blood counts show that he is still in remission. We are so very grateful for this.
Justin is pictured below anticipating a blood draw, working out in the CHOP gym and getting in some cuddle time with mom.
We press on. Thank you for continued support and prayer.
Life can be really, really, really hard. Even though Justin is apparently getting better, I understand this. I get it on many personal levels. And I see it all around me. There is death, illness, pain, loneliness, failure, disappointment, loss, poverty, hunger, anxiety, cruelty, anger, fear, evil and on and on and on.
I mean good grief. I have to speak hope into my heart every single day or possibly spiral into despair just at reading the news.
Now that you are completely depressed, let me offer some encouragement.
I have no trite sayings, empty platitudes or unsolicited counsel to offer. All I have is hope and that is this:
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39