First, we want to say...thank you, thank you, thank you for the prayers for neutrophils. They doubled in one day. It is still low...but such an improvement. He is on the road to being able to start the 2nd chemotherapy treatment. We just continue to pray for more neutrophils and no fever!
My mom wanted me to say to all of you who are out there reading this blog...from Maui to Cali...to Colorado...to Texas...to the East coast...and as far away as South America and Greece (we have also heard people are praying in Israel and Puerto Rico).
She wants to thank you for the incredible love and support that she has felt. Your cards, emails, presents, phone calls, blog comments, checks/cash, and your physical assistance too.
The help has been more than she could ever imagine. The Hope Chapel family and her clients have blessed her so much financially so that she is able to be here on Oahu with Kit not having to worry about financial responsibilities back home.
Another huge blessing has been Yuko taking over my mom's work responsibilities. She has her crew: Mele, Jen, Jamie, Dio, Marla, Janet, and Chris all working (some even donating their labor for her) to keep the business going. that is such a blessing to my mom.
My mom also wanted to say that when she and my dad used to teach school in Los Gatos, they became close with the Petulla family whose kids they coached. They are letting us stay in their beautiful condo right on the beach (near Diamond head). They are also letting us use their car. What a blessing!
My mom sleeps during the day while others (Buddy, Billy, Maisha, Dawn, Marla, Dickie have taken turns in the day-Joe, Karen and Craig came this past weekend)
Mikey and Shae arrive today for a short visit. My mom wants to thank Ed Sowers and Curt Franks (along with Lita) for setting up the Hawaiian Air miles that you have donated.
Last of all, my mom wanted to thank you for your prayers for Kit, and our family. People and churches are praying all over the world for Kit. The Body of Christ is precious to our family.
(sorry so long...it's from my mom :-)
Love, the Lauers