Happy Father’s Day


God of all creation, you who spoke a simple command and brought forth light from the darkness.
It is through you that I live and move and have my being. With every breath I take, I live under your life-giving grace.
Please fill me with your healing power. Cast out all that should not be inside me.
Let the warmth of your ongoing healing love flood my entire being so that my body will always function the way it was created to be.
Lord, I come before You, desiring to provide thanks.
Father, I have so much to be thankful for, things seen and unseen that you have done in my life.
I am thankful for everything that you allow to cross in my path.
To You Lord belong thanks eternal.

no chocolate needed!


Dr. Sutphin just called – Scans are clear, all is perfect, thank God for His continued blessings!!

we will have the report on monday


Thank you for all of the good thoughts, well wishes and prayers.
Jorden completed his scans at 12:30 this afternoon, we were just told that the images are not read and the report is not available; therefore we will not have the results until Monday.
Soooo, a long weekend of waiting and chocolate.

CT scans scheduled for tomorrow


Jorden has imaging tomorrow, and we are confident that these tests will reflect that he remains cancer free and healthy. Jorden has been blessed with health, he is a miracle, and just celebrated the five year anniversary of his big surgery on May 31st.
Jorden is currently on summer break, he finished his freshman year of high school two weeks ago. The last few weeks were a bit rough for him, he was very sick with bird flu, but is well once again, and enjoying his break from school.
Please continue to pray for him; we love that you are part of our lives, and have Jorden forever in your daily prayers.

One year – Hospital Free!


Jorden is officially one year Hospital Free. We left Arnold Palmer Hospital this time last year, thanking God that we were able to squeak out of there without a surgery. And now one year later, Jorden continues to be fine.
This is a big first. We have never gone this long without a hospital stay, and it feels amazing to keep moving forward knowing that Jorden gets better and stronger each day!
There is a lot to look forward to – including family coming to visit in April, and a few things planned for summer.
Thank you all for your continued love and prayers. You have All been a critical part of Jorden’s triumph over this illness.

March 21st blessings


Jorden has had a nice start to 2017. He continues to do well in school, he continues to spend time with his friends, and he continues to enjoy remission.
Jorden has had some days where he does not feel well, but overall he is healthy and strong. Right now he is on spring break, and is excited to have only one marking period left to go until summer.

Jorden’s next CT scans are scheduled for June 16th.

As I reflect on this week, I smile knowing that on March 21st 2012 Jorden was approved for his big surgery. That was a huge day for us – he was denied for that same surgery weeks prior. March 21st will always be an important milestone on Jorden’s journey, because it marks the day Jorden got his chance to be cancer free.

March 21st is also special because it was my grandmother’s birthday. My grandmother passed away a few months before Jorden was diagnosed, and would be 100 years old today. She lived a humble, but amazing life; she was realistic while being inspiring, she was an important role model and a positive influence to all who knew her.

Jorden’s next milestones will be in May; May 19th, three years from his last surgery, and May 31st marks the fifth anniversary of his big surgery.
Big stuff!!

Continued prayers to Coach John as he moves forward each day on his journey.

Happy Birthday Jorden


Please join me in wishing Jorden a very happy and healthy birthday. Jorden turns 15 today, and it is crazy to think that he has spent five of his 15 years of life, being effected by cancer or the treatment. He worked hard to get himself healthy, strong and well, and may God continue to bless him with a lifelong remission, great friends, love and happiness!

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