A Fork In Our Path

It’s been a LONG, LONG time coming but I’m finally jumping on to fill you all in on the past 3.5 weeks! I know Lindsay has given you some insight but I want to tag on to what she said and express my side as well!

So August 22nd was the longest, most unbelievable day of my life. To start things off, we went to Peoria on Thursday as a precaution, as Lindsay stat Continue reading

All in His timing

As most of you know by now, our little miracle baby, Bentley (not Joey ;)), was born last Saturday, August 22nd! We had just made a plan a few weeks prior to be induced on August 30, but of course little man had a plan on his own. Par for course for this pregnancy things didn’t go as smooth as we were hoping.  After being in the hospital the previous weekend due to chemo side effects Continue reading

God Is Good.

Well I’ve been on quite the hiatus. If you hadn’t guessed by now, I have had a very, very rough couple of weeks (as did Lindsay) and I’ve struggled to find the ‘want to’ or the mindset to sit down and write but I almost felt compelled to write something today even if it’s brief.

Last round of chemo was super difficult on Lindsay both emotionally and mentally. She started feeling crappy earlier in the round and that kind of steamrolled into a rough mental stretch as well. As you’ve gathered by now, I’m sure, my mental state (and physical state in some ways) kind of ‘goes as she goes’, so to speak. I Continue reading

Keep On Pushing

I feel like it has been forever since either one of us has updated you all and so much has happened in the last couple of weeks.  Cody left off I believe on Tuesday of treatment week and unfortunately, the days to follow were some of the worst we’ve encountered yet.  Cody mentioned having to go in for a blood transfusion on Wednesday after chemo finished up and that went pretty quick and didn’t take any longer than we expected.  I will say that our experience at OSF here in town was MUCH better than either of our experiences over in Peoria 🙂  I had been feeling pr Continue reading

Our Meeting Was No Accident

Well I see you all like reading Lindsay’s blog posts more than mine, our site traffic almost triples when she posts, so I’ll just end this blog and let her take over. Ok…who am I kidding? You all know I must have my platform to get my sometimes long-winded thoughts out! 🙂 I’m only kidding, I know it’s great for you to hear from people on both sides of this battle! 🙂

Seriously though, I love when Lindsay Continue reading

Let’s be Realistic

I wanted to take this opportunity to share with everyone a little more in depth on how much of a rollercoaster ride this whole journey really is and has been so far.  I’ve received so many compliments the last couple of months on how well I’ve handled this and how I’ve had such a positive additude throughout this journey.  While I try to approach this all with positivity, that isn’t always the case.  Those of you that Continue reading