Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Quick update

The last few days I felt like life is going in Fast Forward and I am stuck in Slow Motion. Things are happening at record speed and I am having a hard time keeping up. We are leaving right now to head over to the hospital for my first chemo treatment. Last night I was terrified, but today I feel peace. Please keep praying for me, but pray in faith. Pray for hope, pray for faith, pray for peace - all of these things for me and for you. Pray for healing because I know that the Lord hears all of our prayers and I know that He can heal anything regardless of what the doctors say or think. I'm not sure of my reaction to the chemo treatments, so don't hold your breath for a post today, tomorrow or even Friday - it's a 3 day out patient treatment. I will try to update when I can, but there are so many kids around that I need to hug and kiss and I do have a wonderful husband that needs occassional attention as well! I am very blessed to have friends and so many people that love me and care about our family. I thank you for your support. Enjoy your life! I know that I am doing all that I can to enjoy mine!!!!


Anonymous said...

Kaci--you are an inspiration! I am in awe of your positive attitude. You and all yours are in my thougths!
Andrea LaMattina

lambfamblog said...

Kaci!!! One down and 5 to go. You're doing it girl!!!! Tell Daivd to let me know what I can do-scrub toilets or something:) Are you going to be at your parents house post treatment? I honestly think you are doing it right, especially for the kiddos. They need to see you positive throught this experience, and I know chemo isn't going to be easy. I love you and I'm sooooooooo happy that we are friends.

Anonymous said...

Kaci- David just shared your story with the Cubs parents. We are all praying for you and your family. My best friend went through several rounds of chemo after her diagnosis with stage 4 non-operable colon cancer. The positive attitude was the most important thing. There are people who just won't understand that you are going to beat this - but you are - don't listen to anyone who tells you differently.

Dani Guard (Bill's mom)

Anonymous said...

Kaci what an amazing sweet spirit you are. I want you to know that you and your beautiful family have my prayers with you every single day.

All my Love,
Amy Crowther

Janelle Ehat said...

Kaci, I know you have no idea who I am and I hope you don't mind me reading your family blog, but I'm a friend of Tami's and read on her blog about your situation. I followed her link to your blog and I have to tell you how touched I have been as I've read through some of your posts. I can see what a wonderful mother you are and how faithful and strong you are and I look at your 6 beautiful children and I know that they are truly blessed to have you as their mother. I have been having a really rough time with my 7 year old son recently. He's our oldest of (soon to be) 5 kids, and I admit, we really have no idea what we are doing! But I feel like I am constantly upset with him. I try to find opportunities to love him and praise him but I keep being overwhelmed with disrespect and disobedience and disappointing choices on his part. I've been praying for months that I would be able to feel more love for him and see all of the positive things about him (there really are a lot he's a sweet boy) but it seems that my efforts have been dwarfed by all the negative things and I find myself constantly frustrated with him. For some reason, reading your blog has been an answer to my prayers. My perspective has changed and I would hate to have him remember so much of our time together as being negative and I would hate to have him remember me as a nagging mother who was always disappointed in him. A light has gone on in my head and more importantly in my heart and I wanted to take the time to tell you thank you so much for allowing a stranger to wander through your personal experiences and learn so much. I truly thank Heavenly Father for you because I know that the changes that I've felt tonight after reading your blog, will affect the relationship that I have with my son for the rest of our lives. I pray that Heavenly Father will continue to watch over you and your beautiful family and continue to give you strength and optimism and time to love and cherish your babies. I'm praying for you!

Matt and Annie said...

Kaci!!! :( We'll definitely keep you in our prayers. Big hugs and best wishes!

Annie and Matt Cechini

Orange Peanut said...

I'm so impressed with your spirit! You go girl!

Anonymous said...

Watch: "The Beautiful Truth".

And, saw this on Oprah: Video tape yourself giving advice to each of your children for their major mildstones in life (graduation, mission, marriage, having a baby).

Amazing things have happened through positive thoughts and VERY healthy foods.

Good luck to you and your family. It sounds as if everyone has had a fabulous example (YOU) of how to serve, let it be their turn. Much love and prayers.

Leo said...

I'm a member of your stake and would just like you to know that your faith and testimony has inspired me and that you will be in our family's prayers.