Thursday August 30th, WooHoo!!

Bless the Lord, O my soul, O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before
O my soul
I'll worship Your holy name

The sun comes up, it's a new day dawning
It's time to sing Your song again
Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me
Let me be singing when the evening comes

This is the song that was playing as we left the driveway this morning for St. Jude.  Normally, Ingram wants to watch a movie on the way, but today he didn't ask at all.  We listened to music the whole way to and from and he was even singing along with me.  At our house music is always going and one of my favorite things is hearing our girls singing along with our "church music" as it's called on our ipod. 
Ingram had his MRI and Spinal Tap this morning and then woke up in recovery with both of us right by his side...and his donut holes!  He was so hungry since he'd been up since 7 and it was now 12:15 and he still hadn't had anthing to eat.  Our nurses that took care of us during our six and a half weeks were sooo excited to see him today and it was so sweet of them all to come in and check on him and talk with us too.  The relationships that the children make with the doctors and nurses is just one more thing that makes being at St. Jude a little easier!
So...the scans are clear and the spinal fluid is clear and we are "singing when the evening comes!"  For the two months that we've been doing chemo, there have been times when, after seeing Ingram throwing up or too tired to play with his sisters, we've questioned how we are going to keep doing this for six months.  But as each day passes, whether it's a good day or a bad day, God is still with us and He carries us through each day.  We are worshipping His Holy Name for taking care of Ingram and taking his cancer away. 
After we got our results and were talking about our next round of chemo, we along with our doctor decided to wait until Tuesday to start Ingram's third round of chemo.  So we're hoping to fatten him up some more over the weekend and let him have a fun time playing in the pool now that his butterfly/needle is out.  So I guess that was an open invitation for swimming = rain or shine, we'll be in the backyard; feel free to stop by!
The girls were so exicted about our news that Ingram's scans were clear that they decided to throw a party instead of just having dinner.  Our party consisted of goldfish, pretzels, crunchies, chocolate chip muffins, pizza, lemonade, and even treat bags.  Of course, we also couldn't have a celebration without ice cream so we headed to TCBY at 8pm and had the kids in bed by 9pm.
The interview from WBBJ in Jackson aired last night and we were soooo excited.  Keli McAlister did a great job and we've watched it over and over already.  Below is the link where you can see it and see just why we're so proud of them! 
Daddy Snuggling In The Recovery Room!

Mommy Snuggling In The Cafeteria!

"When I Say Scans, You Say Clear...



  1. Praise God for those clear scans! I'm so thankful and happy that you guys are celebrating this holiday weekend! :) :) :)

  2. "Clear!" Thanking God for your good news! Hope you guys have a wonderful holiday weekend together. :)

    Madison and two just blow me away! Congrats Madison on the article!