"I was reminded by my friends who run Hawaii Canines for Independence how much we as human beings respond to just pure love. I've always loved dogs and how they love unconditionally. They don't care about how you smell, or what you look like, or what you wear. When they hear your voice their little tails start wagging...they just want to be near you. They truly love you for better or worse.
That's what we all really want and need, and the beautiful thing is that we have the opportunity to give that kind of love to each other. I really think (believe) the source of that opportunity flows from the One that created us. He gives each of us an opportunity in each of our lives to be like that little puppy to give that touch to someone...our family, our friends, our children, our spouses.
It's really a choice that we make to either be consumed by the ups and downs that we face in life, and all of the pressures, or to focus on the flow of that type of unconditional love that God is so willing to give to us and, in turn, to give it to others.
Basically, just take a deep breath from whatever you are struggling with today and just trust that God will give you a gift that exceeds anything you could ever imagine."
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
My dad's update is that he has minimal side effects. He has not suffered any major side effects or infections at this point which is a blessing. He still has an appetite right now and he also has family members attending to him and good medical care.
We are all praying for a miraculous healing from God. and that when they do the bone marrow test in a little less than 2 weeks it will show no cancer cells in the marrow.
we thank you again for everything and please know that Kit is getting your emails, blog comments etc and I try to read them to him as much as possible.
Much love from the Lauers (thank you Mo for the picture)