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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Please Pray

As a few of you know (& most of you don't know, because I've been too upset to post about it so far) my brother received some very bad news a week ago today. Jeff has been sick since around Christmas time & has had quite a few tests. Last Tuesday he found out he has Hodgkin's. The good news is that after a few more tests we were relieved to find out that it's only stage II. However, he does have to start chemo tomorrow & will have 6 rounds within 12 weeks. At that point they'll run all the tests again to see how everything is & then go from there. So obviously, here's where the prayer comes in:
1) Please pray for my brother...this has been quite a shock to all of us, but he's the one that has to go through it. Chemo is not easy on the body & he will likely be very sick & lose all his hair. He's also going to have to be on disability (after using all his sick/vacation time), but there's no guarantee that he'll even be able to go back to his job (at least not for a very long time, because he works outside in landscaping), so I know that he's worried about insurance, money, etc.
2) Pray for my mom. She's taking this pretty hard because she's been there before (chemo) & she doesn't want her "baby" to have to go through this...she wishes she could go through it for him. Also remember my dad...I know that he's taking this a lot harder than what he's showing us.
3) If you remember me too, that would be great...I live a very long ways away :-( & I'm not sure when or if I'll be able to make it out there to be with my family. It really breaks my heart that my baby brother is having to go through this at such a young age & that I can't be there with him. (you might want to remember Darric too...he's having to deal with all my emotional issues over this!)
The power of prayer is a mighty & awesome thing. Something that we're going to have to rely heavily upon as a family over the next few months. Knowing that our friends & family are praying with us gives us great comfort & we appreciate your thoughts & prayers more than we could ever express in words! Thanks in advance for all your prayers & you all!!!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Welcome to the Wright Stuff

Updates probably will not abound, but we will try to keep everyone posted occasionally on what's going on in our lives with pictures to keep you happy! :-)