- Peace for Shawn and I, for Kyle and Miranda and Braden and Connor, for our parents and siblings and nieces and nephews and inner circle friends watching and hurting as we go through this
- that God would keep soft our children's hearts toward Him through all the emotions of this hard journey
- strength and stamina; physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually
- that the cancer shrinks to gone, gone, gone!
- gentle side effects to this second round of chemo
- family unity, harmony, love, strength, joy, happiness
- anything else you feel God puts on your heart

Sunday, March 10, 2013


Doctor: "When I look at your chest x-ray from February, I see nodules.  When I look at your x-ray from tonight, I see nothing."  

Shawn and I: "Like,, the nodules are gone?"

Doctor: "Yes, nothing.  There is nothing there.  Whatever your oncologist is doing, keep doing it!"

THIS is what the emergency room doctor told Shawn and I last night at 1am.  We had gone in because I was experiencing some swelling across my neck, shoulders, chest... similar to the swelling I experienced during the blood clot emergency.  Not nearly nearly nearly as bad... but worth checking out.  After a few hours in emerg, and then bloodwork and x-rays...THIS amazing news.  NOTHING!!!  I saw the x-rays before and it looked like fish eggs or marbles.  You could easily see them.  And now: NOTHING!!!!!!   Like, clear.    A CT scan will show better/clearer, more detail... I still have chemo on Tuesday for Cycle 3: Week 2 but Shawn and I drove home in stunned happiness.  Not surprised that God would heal... but humbled and just so ... grateful and delirious with this amazing surprise news.

I texted Kori and Keri to phone me even though the time change had us at 2am... then got home and told Dad when we woke him up off our couch... so that he could then go home and tell Mom!

God is bigger.  We are just... grateful and grateful and grateful for this surprise good news... I was crying on the way to emerg, I hate going there.  We  just didn't expect ...  NOTHING!!!!!

This news is just too good to not share with you all... I'm a take-it-at-face-value girl and we are celebrating this moment!  How are YOU going to celebrate it?!  I see ice cream cake in this family's very near future!  [smile]

Note:  This info came from the emergency room doctor.  This is not from my oncologist, I will see her in 8-10 days.  I'm pretty sure she'll be smiling!  :-)  


  1. I will go and eat chocolate in celebration of this AWESOME event!!!! I'm a nice girl like that :)
    Kristin...this is so very hopeful, encouraging and amazing! I'm rejoicing with you.

  2. 1:00am 2:00am... Doesn't matter to me!! I'll take this call any day of the week!

    Nothing is impossible with God
    Luke 1:37

  3. Happy tears at 2:00 am and off and on all day!
    C's bed time prayer really touched me after I got off the phone with you:
    'Come Lord Jesus be our I lay me down to sleep. Thank you Jesus for a good day. Thank you that the Aunties are here. Please make mommy feel better. Take mommy's cancer AWAY. AMEN.' Little did Mr. C know that his prayers were already being answered! He is a little guy with big huge prayers for his mommy! I usually hear about them second hand, but to hear them from his lips with such enthusiasm made your phone call even more special!
    Just so thankful for great news and for a chance to celebrate! Love you!

  4. Now I'm crying again Keri... Happy tears :)
    What a sweet moment!

  5. I'm going to eat a giant piece of chocolate pie in honor of this awesome news! So, so, so happy for you.

  6. Wow! Such amazing news! God is good, and we are celebrating with you! I am going to go outside and stare at my little flower buds just starting to peek through the spring soil, and give thanks to our Provider, Creator and Healer, for your amazing news. And. ..then eat some chocolate!

  7. I am still just... shaking my head in joyful-stunned-happiness at the doctor's words. Shawn and I just keep looking at each other in ... wow-ness.

  8. Such good news Kristin! Smiling for all of you...kiddies, husband, sisters, moms, dads, cousins...


  9. Amazing news Kristin! Thanks for sharing the highs and lows with us. So thankful that today is a high. :)
    Will continue to pray for more and more days like today.

  10. Yay God! :). Celebration required indeed! I might have an ice cream Sunday to celebrate! Either way, sending prayers of thanks!

  11. So glad to share your happy news, Kristin. Thanks to hear C's sweet story, Keri. Good boy!!

  12. Praise God!!!) just so awesome!!! Praying every day for you and the Family. Love you
    Xo Deans

  13. That is such positive and encouraging news Kristin. Always thinking of you and your family.

    Liz Laturnus

    1. God is still on the throne and He remembers his own. The words of that song came to me as I WAS reading another miracle in your blog. Praise the Lord!


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