Friday, June 12, 2009

Who Wants to Celebrate!

Initial results of this weeks tests:
Signs of cancer: None
Blood counts: Normal
Kidney functions: Normal
Lung functions: Normal
Liver functions: Normal
Heart functions: Normal
Limitations of activities: None


Thank you all for your prayers and support.
Thank you Tyler for your courage and strength.
And thank you God, for being there at every step.
We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We are knocked down, but never destroyed.
--2 Corinthians 4:8,9

Miles Levin said that the path to Heaven will sometimes lead straight through Hell.
Tyler has walked his path, and walked it well. He is my hero.
This is reason to celebrate. This is a fireworks shooting, Drain-o bomb exploding, 3-man water balloon slingshot flying, paintball gun shooting celebration! Way to go Tyler! You are the man!
On one of those long sleepless chemo nights on J-5, Tyler and I were recalling our father/son trip to Pebble Beach. We were riding bikes, and had to climb a long steep hill. It was a back-breaker of a hill. But we finally made it to the top together. What an incredible view! It was beautiful, looking down at the town and Monterey Bay. Well, every uphill climb comes with a down hill race. We flew down that hill at incredible speed, straight down the middle of the street, all the way down to the Monterey Bay. It was an absolute thrill ride!
That night in the hospital, as he was hooked up to five IV pumps, we talked about this cancer hill being steeper that any he had ever experienced. But, I promised, we would get to the top together. And then we will be in for the thrill ride of our lives! So get ready, because now we are here!
And we should celebrate. This is a worthy of celebration. And as we celebrate, never forget that we are celebrating a single victory. It is a glorious victory, but one of many battles. Never forget our many friends that did not see this day. And never forget our friends that are still deep in their battles. We have won our battle, but never forget that the war still goes on.
Never forget.
But for now, we celebrate!

15 comments:

deyerles said...

Great News! Time to party!

See ya soon!

Anonymous said...

Way to go!! We're so thrilled to read the good results. Hope you have a wonderful trip!!

The Timbrooks

Amy Salmons said...

Praise God! I am so very happy for Tyler and your family. Have a wonderful weekend celebrating!

Mama Joe said...

No words can capture how thrilled I am for Tyler and your whole family!! God has used this terrible thing for good - celebrate good!

Lori said...

That is fantastic news! The celebration should last a lifetime.

Jenni said...

Congrats on reaching such a wonderful milestone!!!! I wish Tyler continued health and happiness. Have a wonderful summer!

Anonymous said...

Tears ...Tears and even more tears of JOY!!!!! Sinjin is doing his Happy dance and Sinjing his song. He makes up songs about cancer getting it's butt KICKED!!!!
We are over the moon with this news.
Gosh how we needed to hear some FANTASTIC NEWS. TYLER YOU ROCK !!!
Keep Livingstrong!!!
WHOO HOO!!!!
with unstoppable hope Sinjin's mama
www.caringbridge.org/visit/sinjinandrukates

AJay Piniewski said...

Congratulations Tyler! And, you've got an awesome dad.

Anonymous said...

"Limitation of Activities- None"

Now isn't that something that every teenager would LOVE to hear?"

Great News for you all!!

Connie

Anonymous said...

AN INVITATION TO ALL PRAYER WARRIORS

The Prayer Warriors at Angel_Wings
are holding a Prayer Vigil on Friday,
June 19th, between 8-9 pm EST for
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Prayer Lists and our Angel families
of children, teens and adults who
have gained their angel wings.

Therefore I say to you, all things whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you shall receive, and they shall come to you. Mark 11:24

Anonymous said...

ALLRIGHT!!!!!!!!! Way to go, that is fantastic news!!!!

Matt Mason

www.caringbridge.org/visit/zacmason

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic news indeed! Praise God!

MJ/Angel_Wings said...

Wonderful news Tyler !! Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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