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

Friday, November 9, 2012

A Special Request for a Special Milestone!

Dear Friends and Family,

We hope this is received well by you all! We are approaching a very significant day in our family and many of you may remember fondly a moment almost 2 years ago on November 30th when Lance received life-saving stem cells from his oldest son, Nathan. This "new life" for Lance has given us so much to be thankful for and to feel the love and blessings of our Father's Love as well as the support of so many loved ones. This process, however, has not been without its many ups and downs. The biggest struggle has been to adjust to the "new normal" (yet a blessing that a sort of "normal" can be found once again) and we have been encouraged and blessed by so many of you. Often we hear about the prayers that were felt throughout this ordeal or moments that you were reminded of Lance in a special way. We had thought about throwing a big party to celebrate (as this deserves a BIG celebration!) but it seemed more meaningful to ask of you a few moments of your time to share with us through letter or e-mail ways in which you have been blessed, encouraged, prayers that have been prayed, verses or moments in your day to day life when Lance has come to mind. If you wouldn't mind taking a moment to jot something down in an e-mail (or letter), we hope to put something together in a book over the next couple of weeks. No worries if its one simple sentence because those can say the most! We just hope and pray that  many of you will share a thought or two with us, so we can continue to lift up Lance and keep his journey going strong! Thank-you so much, we can't wait to hear from you!  Keep in mind, Lance doesn't know about this so far and thanks for your help!

Nicole, Penny and Elisabeth Hall


For the fun pictures below please check out the song "Good to be Alive" By Jason Gray  its been an encouragement and inspired a picture session with the grandkids!

Isn't Lance a good sport?  Its fun to see a Grandpa being goofy for his grandkids! (Just think a couple of years ago Lance wouldn't have been able to do this!)

This is my (Nicole's) personal favorite!  Lance has had A LOT to live for especially the beautiful lady standing behind him!

This one gave us ALL some good laughs as they were trying to make their faces red!!  Lance's face was the best!

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