First off, April 13th and April 25th are both shaping up to be potentially significant dates for Logan. On the 13th, he'll have an MRI. Scans shortly following radiation are generally pointless since they don't often show progress (even when progress has been made), but it'll be used as a tool to show the insurance company that the treatment is working so they'll be more likely to go along with the transplant consolidation cycle. So please pray along with us that the MRI will indeed show progress. Please pray that over the coming weeks, God will use those toxic rays to eradicate every single cancer cell left in his dear little body.
The second date, the 25th, is the projected first day of the consolidation cycle. I'm both eagerly anticipating and dreading it; on one hand, it'll mean we're one step closer to beating the cancer. On the other, it'll signal the start of a monthlong period of familial fracturedness. I'm not looking forward to the long car rides, being alone with Abby, Isaac and Brady six or seven nights a week, feeling alone. Nope. So please pray that we'll be ready for it when the time comes.
Please, as always, pray for that healing touch to be placed upon my Logan. I know that God often allows suffering to be drawn out in order to show Himself in more powerful ways than we can imagine. I pray with everything left in me that we're gearing up for something truly amazing here. I pray that Logan will once again be a strong, healthy child. I don't think I've ever wanted anything more. It's the one, quiet desire of my heart.
On a completely different note, I wanted to say thank you to the Mom behind A Meal in the Mail Ministry, where Logan is featured (click to visit the website) in April. (Please check it out; there are some great stories posted there.) Although we're not in serious need of anything, I decided to accept the offer to feature our family because I think the concept is so wonderful and so very needed by so many. And because I saw it as an opportunity to gain more prayer warriors for my sweet boy. The singular truth for me, and I write this with complete sincerity, is that I want your prayers -- and those of your friends, neighbors, children, parents, strangers, everyone -- more than anything else in this world. I know it's something of a dirty word, but I covet them. I believe fully and completely in the power of prayer. I ask, plead and beg God to make Logan well multiple times each hour, every single day. It's a comfort to know that we have a full army standing behind us, beside us, all around us asking for the very same thing as we fight onward.
Thank you all, and blessings to you this evening as a new month prepares to dawn.