First of all thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers over the last year. We have decided to create a blog to have an outlet for anyone who is interested in updates on Lances condition a place to come and be informed. The title of the blog "A future and a hope" comes from Jeremiah 29:11, which is a verse that has given our family alot of comfort through these challenging times. Because as my Dad has said, no matter what happens we have already won! I would encourage you to pass on the location of this site to anyone that you may believe would be interested in updates. -Justin

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Celebrating Lance's Life!!

                                    Lance's birthday was on Tuesday! It was so great to see a birthday through a childs eyes again (four out of the eight grandkids in this picture)!  They were so excited for Grandpa!  We are SO THANKFUL for another year!!   I read a verse the other morning and  immediately thought of Lance.....It's John 15:13 "Greater love has no man than this,  that a man lay down his life for his friends."   There is a study note in my bible that says that the highest expression of love is self-sacrificing which spares not life itself....  Our family has witnessed this kind of self-sacrificing love in Lance over and over.  Things have been tough for him lately.  Even though he is so much better than last year his body is is tired, the meds are taking a toll on him ..... Yet over and over I see him pull himself back up and do things that he thinks will please us instead of himself when I'm sure he just needs to rest.  Thank you for your continued prayers for us .....we are thankful for how far he has come and where he is today....... yet he continues to strive for a complete recovery someday!!   Oh by the way the chair is his gift to encourage him to rest outside NOT in my dining room!!    Thanks Lance for being my best friend and setting such an example of godly self-sacrificing love!!!  ----Penny