Life has been grrrrreat! (That's for you, Trent. ;) After a few rotten days from round 27, Trent has been able to enjoy most of the last week. He has been busy working on his carving, which is coming along quite nicely! Just a few more finishing touches and the masterpiece will be complete.
We have been busy at soccer games, track meets, pack meeting, and everything else we could pack in. Last night we took the whole family swimming for FHE. Trent didn't swim because the water is usually a little cold, but the rest of us had a great time.
We spent Sunday in Idaho with Trent's family and thoroughly enjoyed being in the car with our kids for five hours. I am not kidding! We really had a fun time talking, laughing, and being together. We listened to a great talk by John Bytheway, "Five Scriptures That Will Help You Get Through Almost Anything." One of the main points was a scripture that acknowledged the great love God has for each of us. Right before we listened to the talk, we were listening to church music and one of the songs that came on was "Nearer My God to Thee." In one of the verses it says that everything we have was given out of mercy by the Savior. It just reaffirmed to me that everything that we have been through, both good and bad, has been out of love. I don't necessarily think that God lovingly gave Trent cancer, but He allowed it to happen and has guided us each step of way with the attention,concern, and care of a loving parent. He knows what it will take to make us the best that we can be and sometimes that means we have to be stretched. We have been stretched to the utmost and I am afraid we are not quite there, but I know He is with us every minute, day, and hour.